Westside Eagle-Observer

Siloam Springs farm to house solar array


SILOAM SPRINGS — A farm near Siloam Springs will soon be home to one of the largest solar arrays of its kind, according to a Nov. 22 release from Seal Solar.

Dixie Acres Farm expects to recoup the cost of its investment in three years and anticipate­s an annual savings of $24,000 on energy costs.

“Fundamenta­lly, it’s a business decision,” Dan Schwieder, owner of Dixie Acres Farm, said in the release. “I don’t know if I’ve been through very many projects of this magnitude with this much simplicity. Now that speaks volumes to me.”

North Little Rock-based Seal Solar specialize­s in solar, battery storage and electric vehicle charging infrastruc­ture, according to the company.

Seal Solar recently developed a similar largescale farm project at Bearskin Farm east of Little Rock. That project’s 4,500 solar panels are designed to produce about 3.6 million kilowatt hours annually at the farm in Lonoke and Pulaski counties.

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