Huntsinger Farms Awarded Grant for Major Solar Project
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/06/2019
The Eau Claire-based Huntsinger Farms has been chosen as a recipient of a Focus on Energy grant to subsidize a new solar power installation project. The operation, which is the world's largest grower and processor of horseradish, will utilize the nearly
$29,000 grant to install 288 solar panels to generate 144,000 kilowatt hours of power each year.
Construction on the project will begin in the spring and is expected to be completed when the farm hosts Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in July 2020.
"The solar field is an important step in planning for the farm's future," said Huntsinger Farms President Eric Rygg. "By harnessing solar energy, we will bring energy costs down dramatically, improve overall efficiency, and move further towards sustainability."
Carlson Electric of Hudson will be the lead contractor for the project, with BMO Harris Bank providing further financing.
The solar field will generate power year-round for the farm and its parent company Silver Spring Foods.