FreshWater Creek Farms, located on the Southern Hwy near Silk Grass, is our prime example of the power of micro-hydro energy. The system constantly collects power from a 1,000-watt micro-hydro turbine fed via a half million gallon reservoir, which coupled with a 2,000-watt solar array, collects an average of 25,000-watts per day. This power is used to power the common household items such as TV, refrige, lights, etc. But most importantly powers heavy machinery such as saw-mill and planers, which is made possible by assistance of a three 6,000-watt Xantrex XW inverter setup; with a GREEN power punch of 18,000-watts.
Clearly a person with a vision, Mr. John Postema, looks at tripling the water reserve size and adding wind to his new acquired mountainous real-state. The water reserves on this project are also a prime example of real GREEN power, as it’s used to irrigate acres of orchards, ornamental plants, and hardwood forestry.