Solar Solutions for Your Farm
Farmers all have unique energy needs depending on the type of farm they operate. While a solar system for a farm is quite different than one designed for a home or business, the reasons why more and more farmers are choosing solar overlap with those of homeowners and business owners. These include the following:
Lower utility bills is the primary reason for farmers to install a solar energy system. The exact cost savings realized with a solar system depends on such things as:
Special Incentives for Farmers
In addition to the 30% federal tax credit for solar energy systems, the USDA is also accepting applications for the USDA REAP grant, which would reduce your total installation cost by 50% if approved.
Solar Works in Ohio
The solar resource of Ohio is excellent, especially in northwest Ohio! The region is well positioned to harness solar energy for your farm.
Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar that is generated will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions like CO2, as well as other dangerous pollutants such as sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. Solar also reduces water consumption and withdrawal.
We Make Going Solar Easy
Superior Energy Solutions helps farmers every step of the way and makes the process easy. Here are just a few of the ways we will help:
Evaluation of Your Farm's Current Energy Use, Needs, and Efficiencies
Prior to designing a solar system for any farm, it’s important to understand the ways you use energy and the potential for becoming more energy efficient. We will start by reviewing your current energy bills and/or statements in order to understand your energy usage and patterns. We can also conduct energy audits to determine opportunities to eliminate or reduce energy waste. These can be important and cost-effective steps to take prior to designing your solar system. We will also ask you about any future anticipated changes to your energy needs. For example, additional improvements to your farm requiring energy use or the purchase of electric vehicles.
Every farm’s location and position is different and so is its potential for producing solar energy. That’s why it’s important to assess the amount of solar energy that can be generated at your farm’s particular physical address. This helps to determine how much solar energy is actually reaching your location and the size of the solar system necessary to serve your needs. Superior Energy Solutions will assess your property’s solar potential using a variety of tools and on-site inspections.
Manage Installation Process
Once we design the solar system that will meet your needs, we’ll manage the installation process including obtaining any necessary permits and oversight of licensed sub-contractors from start to finish.
Assistance with Financing, Incentive Programs and Tax Credits
We will help you explore available solar financing options, current incentive programs, federal income tax credits, and USDA grants you will eligible to receive for installing a solar energy system.
Warranty and On-Going Customer Service
Our relationship doesn’t end when your solar system is finished being installed. We’ll be there to answer any questions you may have or promptly address any issues that may arise.