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Iowa Solar Farm Powers Up
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Aug 4, 2014 09:46 AM CDT

KALONA, Iowa (DTN) -- Outside a small Iowa town known largely for its Amish and Mennonite culture, a small farmers cooperative officially opened up the state's largest solar farm on Thursday.

At 4.5 acres and about 2,900 solar panels, the Eagle Point Solar array doesn't compare to the scale of solar farms in Arizona or California, but it is significant that Iowa's solar farm was driven by leadership at Farmers Electric Cooperative, a 650-member cooperative in southeast Iowa.

The solar array will generate 800 kilowatts, totaling 1 million kilowatt hours of energy per year. Farmers Electric Co-op said that was ...

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