Farmers in Barn

Hog Barns Applications

From Energy Hog to Energy Independence

From Energy Hog to Energy Independence 

Hog barns can be incredibly energy intensive operations, with some of the most demanding pieces of the equipment including


feed and water delivery mechanisms.
✔ creep heat systems for young piglets.
✔ power washing equipment for disinfecting surfaces.
✔ climate control systems, especially in wean-to-finish facilities.

✔ ventilation fans, to ensure healthy, low-ammonia living environments.

Customer Testimonials

Jim's 25KW Ground Mount

Jim is a hog farmer in rural Ohio. The farm has been in his family for over 50 years, and regularly produces around 5,000 hogs per year. ecojiva has secured Jim over $25,000 in federal Grant funds for his solar project.

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These processes must be closely monitored at all times to ensure the health and wellness of the animals, as well as the efficiency and efficacy of the equipment.


At Ecojiva, we can customize a solution for your facility that will:

reduce your electric bill.
✔ shrink your carbon footprint.
✔ offset seasonal usage patterns.
✔ combat the rising cost of electricity.

✔ support EPA sustainability regulations.

✔ alleviate the reputation of animal agriculture as wasteful industry.

In addition, for eligible hog farms, we may also be able to integrate our cutting-edge ecoDMT™ demand management technology. This technology intelligently optimizes your solar generation, increases your solar energy savings by up to an additional 50%, and maximizes energy efficiency at your site.

All installations are conducted professionals trained in biosecurity safe practices who will work to curb the transmission of disease and infection such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PD), transmissible gastro-enteritis virus (TGE), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and swine vesicular disease (SVD).

Contact us to discuss your energy needs in detail, and gain energy independence through solar today.

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Jim’s 25kW Ground-Mount System

Jim is a hog farmer in rural Ohio. The farm has been in his family for over 50 years, and regularly produces around 5,000 hogs per year. Unfortunately, alongside his soaring successes were soaring utility rates, so Jim decided to invest in solar as a way to cut his operating expenses. “With the cost of electricity and energy rising,” said Jim, “we are trying to use the natural resource of the sun.”

The engineers at ecojiva thoroughly assessed Jim’s usage patterns, and determined that a 25kW ground-mount system would be ideal for his farm. The 25kW system replaced 75% of his farms’ annual electric usage, and the ground-mount configuration fit in seamlessly with the conditions of his site.

Jim was also eligible for a federal grant program. He worked with ecojiva’s in-house grant writers to complete and submit an application that ultimately secured him over $25,000 in federal funds for his project.

On working with ecojiva, Jim reported that “the crew was very good and efficient. They were very informative, polite, and answered all of my questions.”

To find out how you might be able to integrate solar at your site, contact us for a free, no-obligation site and usage assessment.