Eichten’s Hidden Acres Solar Garden – 5 MW

Project Name:   Eichten’s Hidden Acres
Project Size:   5 MW
Panels:   15,552
Location:   Center City, MN
Commissioned:   2016

A Solar Garden for the Community
Eichten’s Hidden Acres, a family owned cheese and buffalo ranch, is home to more that 15,000 solar panels, powering its farm and community. A smooth development process made this an easy decision for an organization committed to energy efficiency and healthy farming. Eichten’s leases the land to IPS Solar, who partners with local subscribers made up of businesses and the nearby school district.

Spread over 21 acres, Eichten’s solar garden will produce 6,400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. That’s enough to power 1,300 energy efficient homes. 

“This was the first one we did in the area so they had a lot of questions to answer and we always got the answers we needed,” said Ed Eichten, co-owner of Eichten’s Hidden Acres. “We are going to produce a lot of electricity here.”

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