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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/BRIANNAVOICER.mp3]
As a result of a partnership with Duke Energy, 123 4000 Kelvin light-emitting diode streetlights now light the town’s roads. The new streetlights replaced all existing high pressure sodium amber lights that the town rented.