World's first solar-powered Christmas tree lot
December 9, 2010
San Diego residents can feel particularly warm and fuzzy this festive season as their Purdy Farm Christmas trees have been lovingly trimmed and lit up via solar power. In what is believed to be a world first, Stellar Solar's Mobile Solar Station has been contracted to power the Purdy Farm Christmas tree lots in Del Mar, Carlsbad, and San Diego. The Mobile Solar Station is being used to power the compact fluorescent lights (CFL) on the lot perimeter and the electric chain saws used to trim customer's trees.
Stellar Solar has a long history of providing solar installations to hundreds of residences and commercial operations in San Diego County, and as members of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association Oregon-based Purdy Tree Farms say it is committed to sustainable farming practices. Using renewable energy is their latest move in the name of environmental stewardship.