The Benefits of Owning Solar for Your Farm

Submitted by Sunrise Solar on Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:00am
Solar options for farming industry

The family farm is a legacy passed down through generations. Solar power can help protect that legacy for years to come.

Control Costs

Family farms, regardless of size, constantly have to control their costs. Energy costs are one of the larger expenses. But with solar panels, farmers can take space ideally situated for solar and use it to reduce expenses by offsetting the electricity needs on the farm. Solar panels can even generate enough power to send back to the grid and generate revenue for the family business.

Aggregate Metering

Farms can also benefit from aggregate metering. This is a process where the farm can place a solar generation system on their property. This system can offset not only one meter, but multiple meters, which is a significant benefit to farms with countless meters throughout them.

The solar generation system does not need to be at the meter site either. This is important because it means that the system does not have to displace valuable crops or other farming operations. 

Tax Credits

By making the switch to solar power, farmers can also benefit from the Investment Tax Credit. This is a dollar for dollar credit and accounts for 30 percent of your solar system investment. This percentage will expire on December 31, 2019.

Contact Sunrise Solar for more information on how solar can benefit your family farm. 

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