Solar Energy

Farmers Hen House’s processing facility is powered 100% by solar energy.

Partnership with Farmers Electric Cooperative

When Farmers Electric Cooperative was looking for a way to move away from fossil fuels, they found there was not enough wind in their area to utilize wind turbines. In order to diversify, FEC focused its efforts on solar energy and worked with us on a solution.

Harvesting More from the Sun

A 4.5-acre array of solar panels was installed in 2014 on a field adjacent to Farmers Hen House’s property. At the time, this Solar Farm was the largest solar installation in Iowa.

Expanding Capacity

In 2016, the solar farm was expanded to the current total of 9 acres. As our business grows, we may be assured there will be enough solar energy to support our needs.