A Loudon County Dairy Farm known for its cheese is now also a solar farm.
Sweetwater Valley Farm in Philadelphia recently installed its second solar generating station. The 126 solar panels are on the roof of the cheese factory and retail store building. They can generate almost 40 kilowatts of power on a sunny day.
The 1,000 acre farm uses a lot of electricity keeping the dairy cows cool and running a cheese production factory. The solar panels will provide about 25 percent of the power used by the farm.