Agricultural Solar Energy Systems

Solar for Farms

Outbuildings, barns, and other site structures are why farms are fantastic solar sites. Roofs with plenty of square footage and vast unused land with little to no tall trees are also ideal locations for solar energy systems. In many instances, the USDA also offers grants and funding for agricultural solar systems, dramatically reducing the overall system cost.

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Agricultural Application for Solar Energy

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Solar energy can provide a cheaper remote electricity supply than wires or generators.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are often cheaper than new electric lines for providing power to remote locations. And because they require no fuel and have no moving parts, they are more convenient to operate and maintain than diesel or gasoline generators. PV systems can be more economical than traditional remote electricity systems in as little as a 50-foot distance from a power source. 

PV systems are a highly reliable and low-maintenance option for electric fences, lights, and water pumps. Current solar panel prices are too expensive for many crop irrigation systems. However, photovoltaic systems can be economical for livestock water supplies, pond aeration, and small irrigation systems. In addition, the cost of a PV system declines significantly over time, making more applications cost-effective.

When implementing solar energy on agricultural properties, pumping water is one of the most logical applications. Solar-powered water pumping can irrigate crops, stock watering, and contribute to domestic usage or other water needs. In most cases, these systems can assist in water storage for later use, eliminating the need for battery packs and simplifying the process and total costs of the system.

Why Invest in Solar

Electricity Price Increases

Your solar system will provide a way to avoid the always-rising electrical utility prices, generating your electricity quickly and efficiently. Should you have an increase in your need for power, adding panels to your already-installed solar system can be done easily and quickly.

Net Metering

The energy demand will always increase, and metering setups with your local utility company are quick and easy. You’ll earn credit during solar overproduction periods and use those same credits when solar production periods are slower.

Cost of Solar Panels

The cost of solar panels and system installations are not as expensive as in previous years. Due to lower parts and labor costs, the return on your investment is much quicker.

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