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Farm produces turkeys _ and a side of solar

The Nilsen farm in Wilton, Calif., which typically produces a half-million turkeys a year, will soon also generate one million watts.

The Nilsens won't own the electricity. The power being generated is owned by a renewable energy company that is leasing Nilsen land next to the turkey houses.

On Monday, the company, enXco, was in the finishing stages of installing 17,000 electricity-generating solar panels. When the work is done, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District will buy the power from enXco and sell it to customers.

Read the full story at sacbee.com.

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