A family-owned Centre County market is going solar, and saving a lot of money in the process.
The owner of Burkholder’s Country Market says their new solar panels are helping the community in several ways.
Tarren Shaywer from Aaronsburg shops at the market all the time, because it’s the closest one to her.
She thinks their new solar panels are a good idea.
“It’s convenient, when you come to shop you can park, underneath the base here, and it’s kind of protecting you a little bit from the weather elements, which is nice when it’s raining under here, under the roof,“ Shawver, said.
Burkholder’s Country Market’s 16,000 solar panels were finished in March.
Store owner, Russel Burkholder says it can be difficult for a small business like his to compete with larger chains, but the savings from the solar panels are helping his bottom line.
“Instead of using the backup generators you’re using a propane to run them, you’re going to have this solar power energy to help fuel any of the needs that the store might need,“ Shawver, said.