Solar power helps us reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and foreign oil.
On December 6, 2012, we unveiled a 200 kilowatt solar array that will produce approximately 260,000 kilowatt hours in a year. In the summer of 2016, a 100 kilowatt array was added to the system. The combined systems will provide enough electricity for our entire grain system, in which we store about 1 million bushels of corn, soybeans, and wheat each year.
We collaborated with DuPont Solutions to use its Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) films for the backsheets on the panels. Tedlar® polyvinyl flouride (PVF) film-based backsheets, the industry standard, provide solar panels with superior protection against the elements even beyond their expected 25-year lifetime. Learn more about DuPont Photovoltaic (PV) Materials.