Alachua business gets help going solar
NanoSonic Products, Inc. in Alachua has received a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office to support the installation of a solar electric renewable energy system. The system will make NanoSonic the only manufacturing company in Florida that generates adequate solar power to meet all of it’s electrical manufacturing requirements. WUFT-FM’s Brianna Rittersporn says this provides opportunities for the business and city at large.
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