Solar energy Applications in agriculture
With the high cost of electricity that continues to increase year on year, many farms are under a lot of pressure to maintain profitability. Through an attractive power purchase agreement, we can offer your farm a free solar PV system allowing you to half your energy costs today and over the long term.
We’ve installed solar PV systems at farms all over the country, and as the above suggests, we have an exciting proposition called a power purchase agreement that requires no investment from the client and will typically reduce your electricity bills by around 50%.
The crisis for energy intensive farms
If you operate poultry or dairy farms, it’s likely that energy is one of your biggest costs for running your farm. Similarly, farms that need specialist equipment to chill/store produce such as vegetables and grain will also have the same concerns, with these costs – increased annually by the energy companies – threatening your profit margins.
Half your energy costs with free solar
With many farms not having available funds to invest in a solar PV installation, a power purchase agreement (PPA) will allow you to take advantage of a free solar PV system and then purchase back the electricity generated on-site at a pre-agreed rate, typically around half of what you pay your current energy supplier. This rate will be at least 40-50% less than the grid rate.
A PPA is commonly put in place for a 25-30 year period with maintenance of the system also provided at no cost throughout the term. A free solar PV system will also enhance your green credentials and give your farm a better position when supplying to retailers that are campaigning for greener supply chains.
Contact us today to learn more about a PPA and what energy savings your farm could make.