THE 5W’S SUMMARY
WHY: Follow Farmers is the story of how Farmers Electric Cooperative in the little town of Kalona, Iowa installed nearly 2 MW of solar. The entire construction of this historic solar array is being streamed live at: followfarmers.solar.
Farmers Electric Cooperative partnered with Iowa Wind and Solar to engineer, finance, and construct their newest solar project, a 950.4 kW array consisting of 2,880 solar panels. This brings FEC’s total solar array size to nearly 2 MW. That’s a lot of solar, enough to power over 200 homes, making Farmers Electric Cooperative the leading solar utility in the State of Iowa.
This is the first time (that we’re aware of at least!) that the entire construction and installation of a solar array of this magnitude has been available for the public to watch live so we’re encouraging folks to check out the live stream at followfarmers.solar
WHO: Farmers Electric Cooperative & Iowa Wind and Solar
WHAT: Farmers Electric Cooperative installs a second, even larger solar array, bringing their total to nearly 2 MW.
WHEN: Construction was between the last week of September through the end of October.
Post-install Press conference will be announced after completion of array.
WHERE: 1912 520th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247, USA
PRESS CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Name: Jen Kranz
Phone: 800-8080-SUN (Ask for Jen Kranz)
Follow Farmers: The Path to Nearly 2 Megawatts of Solar
1912 520th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247, USA