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Thoroughbred trainer goes solar

April 7th, 2011

Solar Powered Barn
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Roy Lerman built his Gridley Avenue barn 15 years ago, but it got a serious update only a few weeks ago. The barn, which houses about 28 horses, is now almost completely solar powered.

Lerman said he’s long been involved in environmental work and built a solar-powered building completely off the electrical grid a few years ago at his Florida farm. Putting solar panels up at his Saratoga Springs facility made financial sense this year, he said, but it’s the intangible benefits that really convinced him it was the right move to make.

“It’s the right and good thing to do for me, the country, the city, the world,” he said. “There’s no more important thing than eliminating barrels of oil.”

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