Daryl and Carla Chisholm have been farming in Gary, MN since 1976. During that time they have harvested the sun to produce primarily corn and soybeans on their family farm. In 2019 they added another method to harvest solar energy by installing a 50 kW solar array on the roof of their shop building, financed with Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).
The Chisholms started looking into solar for their farm a couple of years ago. Conversations with their four sons who farm with them—Cameron, Matthew, Garrett and Brandon—led them to solidify the decision to add solar to the operation. “Our sons are the ones that convinced me,” says Daryl. “They are concerned about pollution, global warming, and protecting the earth.”