Who - The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
What - 4,212 solar panels.
Where - Kinsman, Ohio
Why - Because it will save the company millions of dollars and this energy is better for the environment.
How - Through installation.
What else - The panels have an estimated thirty years of operation. It is six acres of land. It is expected to generate enough power for their 73,495 square foot building, equivalent to one hundred homes. This operation will cost three million dollars.

To read more about the CMHA solar farm, click here. 

     I think that it was a smart decision to switch to solar energy because in the end, it is expected to save them millions of dollars. It is also better for the environment because it is a renewable energy source. The CMHA will influence more people to switch to solar energy. I think if energy is used responsibly like this, then more people will follow, as the CMHA is a role model. In the end, I think that this solar farm was a very smart installation.

Mount Saint Helens
     The Mt. St. Helens eruption of 1980 caused succession to occur. After a 300 mile per hour lateral blast of hot air and debris, the melted rock began to cool. Few animals and plants, such as pocket gophers and willow, survived. Lichen began to grow. After that, pearly everlasting started to grow. This was followed by the growing of prairie lupine. After shrubs developed, saplings began to come into the area. Red alder trees eventually sprouted, which later formed into a forest.
     This is primary succession. It is because the volcanic rock cooled and started a new biome. This started as just a plain of rock, and later it reached a climax community.
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