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.