Take a look: Illinois hunting club goes solar thanks to Tick Tock Energy

Collin Cain, owner of Cain Farm and Grassy Lake Hunting Club, recently installed a 29 kW solar PV to generate power for his home, farm, and business. Installation and services were provided by Tick Tock Energy, Inc., a solar contractor based in Effingham, IL. The project included 88 solar modules and power optimizers, two inverters, and a solar PV rack.

Tick Tock Energy project

Cain is well-known in Southern Illinois due to Grassy Lake Hunting Club, located on Route 146 in West Jonesboro. The club provides lodging for hunters throughout the waterfowl season. Cain has hosted clients from the Cardinals, Rams, and other St. Louis organizations. As a man of business and innovation, Cain searched for a means to reduce his energy costs for both farm and business. The solution came when Cain approached Tick Tock Energy about become more energy independent.

RELATED: Solar ag boom: Solar3D inks $12M in agricultural solar projects 

tick tock solar

The plan required a complete upgrade of electrical services for both the farm and hunting club. Tick Tock Energy coordinated the necessary power shutdown to electrical connections in order to install the solar array. The 29 kW solar PV spans the roof of a barn on the property. The solar array is expected to supply power to over 50% of the property, including home, farm, and club. Mr. Cain was very pleased with the results, stating “The installation crew did a great job! They were very courteous and professional.”

tick tock energy solar

Craig Pals of Tick Tock Energy enjoyed this project, explaining “Working with Collin has been a real pleasure. We’re grateful for the opportunity and this helps further grow our portfolio of solar projects in Southern Illinois.”

Tick Tock Energy provides start-to-finish services in solar PV, small-wind turbines, lighting retrofits, daylight systems, and energy monitoring. They aim to help residential, farm and commercial facilities reduce electricity costs through renewable energy installations, energy-efficient retrofits and energy management solutions.

Have you checked out our YouTube page?

We have a ton video interviews and additional content on our YouTube page. Recently we debuted Power Forward! -- a collaboration with BayWa r.e. to discuss higher level industry topics as well as best practices / trends for running a solar business today.

Our longer running side project is The Pitch -- in which we have awkward discussions with solar manufacturers and suppliers about their new technology and ideas so that you don't have to. We've discusses everything from residential rail-less deck attaching and home solar financing to large-scale energy storage value stacking and utility-driven new home solar + storage microgrids.

We also post our Project of the Year announcements there! Interviews with this year's winners will be up starting the week of Nov. 8. Head there and subscribe today to stay on top of all this extra stuff.

Tags: ,

Comments are closed here.