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Repurposed Civil War-era barn now outfitted with 21st century solar installation

EFS Energy

EFS Energy recently completed a 25.5 kW solar installation on a Civil War barn at Magill Farms in Millstadt, Illinois. This particular barn style, designed around the late 1800s, is known as a gambrel or prairie roof.

“What makes this such a unique construction is that our designers have gone to great lengths not only to use the roof plane, but to include the flat surfaces as well,” said Jay Gifford, construction project manager at EFS. “Many other solar companies would not attempt such a project due to the difficulty of construction, but EFS Energy has a proud history of customer service and an affinity for problem solving.”

Based in St. Louis, EFS has been developing solar installations in the Midwest for over 10 years. The company estimates that this solar panel will offset 100% of the annual energy consumption for both the home and the resident’s shed.

“EFS was excited to take on the unique challenges of installing solar on a historic Civil War barn. Our expert installation crew was able to maintain the company’s high quality standards without compromising on safety. The result is an aesthetically pleasing blend of a historic landmark and advanced technology,” said Paul McKnight, owner and CEO of EFS Energy.

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