Marshfield Enterprises - Hog Farm

Based in Hayward, Minnesota, Marshfield Enterprises is a farm with a livestock operation with 4,800 head of hog. With the rising costs of electricity, a growing number of farms and agricultural businesses are looking to solar to power their daily operations. Owner Steve Ladlie contacted contractor Solar Connection to help him offset his electricity consumption with solar.

“I’m happy with everyone that was involved. The utility was easy to work with, as was our contractor, Solar Connection Inc. Solar Connection recommended Jinko solar panels, which don’t take up a lot of room and were quick and simple to put in. The system has been working great and I’m really pleased with the outcome.” – Steve Ladlie

Jinko is an Elite Partner and preferred module supplier for Werner Electric, a top distributor with deep roots in the Midwest region. Jinko’s global supply chain, including a solar panel assembly facility in Jacksonville, Florida, and Werner Electric’s dedicated energy team and local service ensure cost-effective solar solutions are available to contractors like Solar Connection Inc. Together, we help farmers like Steve Ladlie save on energy bills and reinvest those savings in other areas of their operations.

“Jinko’s brand recognition is a big deal – they’re known for having some of the best modules on the market and we always want to provide the best for our customers. The most important thing to us is their people and the support we get from them. From their technical support to their logistics updates – it’s above and beyond.” – Werner Electric

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Project details

  • Project Location: Hayward, Minnesota
  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Project Size: 50.32 kW ground
  • Production: N/A
  • Jinko Power Class: MONO PERC 370 Watt
  • Energy Offset: 69%
  • Average Annual Savings: $250k lifetime savings
  • Installed: N/A
  • Installer: Solar Connection