Iowa Electric Co-op Activates Solar Array

August 1, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

farmers energy manageFarmers Electric Cooperative cut the ribbon on a new solar array of 2,900 panels capable of generating more than one million kWh each year.

The 650-member Farmers Electric Cooperative is now capable of generating up to 1800 watts of solar power per customer.

The solar farm joins other renewable generation of the co-op, including geothermal and wind, and is part of the co-op’s commitment to generate 15 percent of its power locally with renewables by 2025.

Sitting on about 4.5 acres of land, Farmers Electric Cooperative’s new solar array took about 3 years of planning and 3 months of construction to complete.

The project was developed by Eagle Point Solar.

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