2010-08-12 / Local & State

Crayola Going Greener With US Solar Farm

EASTON, Pennsylvania (AP) – Crayola crayons are going to be a lot greener. Crayola LLC on Thursday unveiled a 15-acre (6- hectare) solar panel farm in a field behind its headquarters in Pennsylvania.

The company says its 26,000 solar panels will annually produce 1.9 megawatts of electricity. It says that’s enough power to produce a third of the 3 billion crayons it makes each year in colors ranging from red, yellow and blue to gold, copper and silver.

The project was funded in part by $1.5 million in federal stimulus money, WFMZTV reported.

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