Flower companies court solar energy to stem rising production cost

A rising number of flower companies are now embracing use of solar energy in their daily operations as they move to insulate themselves from erratic electricity supply.

The move has been hailed as a step in the right direction especially in taming the rising cost of producing flowers for ex[...]


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