SAS is a Privaately Owned Software Development company in Cary, NC... and also the town's largest private employer. It's always been a "cutting edge" sort of employer, allowing for flexable hours, promoting healthy lifestyles for employees, having healthcare on it's campus. You can see why it's been named the best place to work about a dozen times. Now, it's creating one of the State's Largest Solar-Energy Farms!
We even had the Secretary of Energy, Secretary of the Interior and Senator Hagan in town to do a Tour of the Cary, NC facility! Those of us in the Housing Business should be paying attention to the Energy Initiatives mandated in the White House Executive Order early this month - it could effect FHA Mortage Loans in the future! (I'm just sayin')
The reason this really caught my attention is because I'm very familiar with that area. Apparently I haven't been paying attention, because they are already operating a 5 acre farm (complete with sheep for the landscaping crew - I mean if you're going green then go all the way, right?), and the articles I've been reading say it will be a 12 acre farm. This is REALLY cool, and I have NO problem with it...
But one article I read said they didn't have to cut down any trees for it?? That's the part I'm not getting. I hike Reedy Creek, I drive all around the front and back of SAS Campus - there's no "naturally NON-Treed" 12 acres? I guess there's an area there that was previously farm land?
Oh well, I think it's cool, and I like the fact that they have "smaller" sheep that might not jump up on the Solar Panels to cut their Grass!