Generations of Energy: A trip to the Tricky Triangle August 10, 2014

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 08/02 2014 01:38AM

Updated 08/14 2014 05:57PM

From rumbling engines to screaming fans, the Pocono raceway's energy is always high.
But on the other side of Long Pond Road, you'll find things to move much slower.
  Vice President and Superintendent of Pocono Raceway, George Ewald, took our cameras inside the gates of this 25-acre piece of land filled with 25-giant solar panels.
Known as the Pocono Solar Project, it offsets more than 31-hundred metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.
This is its' fourth year here.
It also saves the raceway from paying a hefty annual electric bill of nearly 180-thousand dollars.
"We're getting free electric here plus we're putting back about 80-percent of it on the grid."  noted Ewald
More than 300-homes are provided electricity from the solar panels' power .
"these solar panels are spread over 18-acres of land at Pocono Raceway. It helps reduce their carbon footprint, but they're not stopping there. Instead of mowing the lawn over on this side, they have some very special helpers doing that job."

For the big mowing job send in the sheep!
All 50-of the sheep get dropped off in June to stay for the summer.
While they get paid in grass, it pays off for the environment too...Pocono Raceway is doing their part to become greener.

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