Shiny times

Jim Brandt, a 39-year-old organic farmer who grows vegetables in Atlantic County, isn’t a gadget type of guy. He doesn’t even own a truck. But drive up to the Egg Harbor Township farm and you will see a 135-foot wind turbine towering over the property. An array of photovoltaic cells, which convert solar energy into electricity, are mounted in the yard off to the side of the green-and-yellow farmhouse his great-grandparents built nearly 80 years ago. Another, smaller wind turbine is attached to the barn…

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