California is the top agricultural producing state in the U.S., and this means lots of farmers with lots of crops to grow and keep healthy. This requires a lot of energy, and, as our farming customers know, this can get quite costly. What if we told you that we could save you money on your monthly electricity costs, and that this system could pay for itself? By installing an agricultural solar system for your property, you can harness the power of the sun not only to grow your crops, but to help power the utilities and equipment needed to help them thrive.
More and more farmers are turning to solar systems to power their land. Renewable energy means energy independence for your farm, and money that would be spent on electricity bills can instead be spent where it matters. An agricultural solar system for your farm can free up funds to plant new crops, hire new staff, and expand your business. With constantly evolving technology and more solar systems present now than ever, solar power is the way of the future – and present – for your farm. Call Rockridge Renewables today to get a free consultation and discuss the benefits of solar for your agricultural property.
As a farmer in sunny California, you’re in the perfect place to add solar power to your farm. Aside from having the ideal weather conditions, there are many reasons why solar is the right choice for your agricultural property.
Lower energy bills
This is perhaps the most obvious reason to opt for an agricultural solar system in Concord and the greater Bay Area. Every day, your new solar panels will collect and store the sun’s energy for you to use where and when you need it. Think about it this way – every time you use energy, you’re saving money instead of wasting it. Your solar panels work for you to help cut down your energy bills, allowing the solar panels to effectively pay for themselves.
Increased property value
Your farm’s value with greatly increase when you install an agricultural solar system. It’s not just a short-term solution – your solar panels will continue to collect and harness energy for their entire lifespan, saving you money the entire time. There are also tax incentives and grant opportunities available when you choose to install a solar system for your farm, giving you additional cost incentives.
The moment you install a solar system on your farm, the more energy independent you become. Additionally, you have the option of not only powering your own farm, but selling any excess solar energy back to your service provider, giving you even more additional income and savings.
Lock-in your energy rates
Solar energy on your farm allows you to better plan and project the cost of energy in the future. Instead of relying on fluctuating energy rates, you’ll know exactly what your bills will be like thanks to your solar panel system.
We aim to install our agricultural solar systems efficiently so that our customers can start saving sooner rather than later. While the total time to complete each project varies, we can give you some insight into our overall process.
1. Consultation and Assessment
Our consultations are free to anyone seriously considering purchasing an agricultural solar system. We’ll discuss with you how a solar system can benefit you and your farm, and what kind of energy savings you can expect to see. This is the perfect time for you to ask questions and address any concerns. Our team of experts will give you honest, accurate advice to allow you to make the decision that is right for your farm.
2. System Design and Financial Review
We know that each property has unique needs. That’s why we design a system that is customized to you and within your specified budget. We review all available rebates, tax credits, and grant opportunities in order to determine the final net cost of the system to you.
3. Engineering and Installation
Once you’ve decided to go solar and signed our contract, our engineers will start installing your new system. We keep you in the loop throughout the entire installation process, giving you real-time updates and accurate estimations of when your project will be completed.
4. Power Production
Once your agricultural solar system is installed, you’re ready to start reaping the benefits. Not only are you powering your farm with green, renewable energy, but you’re putting excess energy back into the grid and providing the community with green energy, too.