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Summer sun helping to keep ice cream cold at Rotterdam shop

Crews from Monolith Solar install 48- 25kw solar panels on the grounds of The Grand Stand, an ice cream stand with batting cages on Highbridge Rd. in Rotterdam on Tuesday afternoon. The panels  will supplement 50% of the electricity needed for the business each month. Pictured from left to right are Shawn Crawley, Ryan Lasher and Evan Staats drilling to secure the panel.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Crews from Monolith Solar install 48- 25kw solar panels on the grounds of The Grand Stand, an ice cream stand with batting cages on Highbridge Rd. in Rotterdam on Tuesday afternoon. The panels will supplement 50% of the electricity needed for the business each month. Pictured from left to right are Shawn Crawley, Ryan Lasher and Evan Staats drilling to secure the panel.
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Keeping ice cream cold in the baking sun sounds practically impossible, unless you happen to be the owners of Grandstand Ice Cream. The seasonal, family-owned stand on Highbridge Road is now harnessing the power of the sun to help reduce their energy costs — something that can be substantial when trying to keep freezers filled with ice cream amid the summer heat. Earlier this week, workers installed about 80 solar panels around the business and ...


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