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Agricultural Solar 

Improve farming while harvesting the sun! 

Solar benefits for farm land! 


Benefits to solar developers include:

  • Reduced installation costs – The use of previously tilled agricultural may prevent the need for expensive grading to flatten land to a usable level.

  • Reduced upfront risk – Geotechnical risks can increase the cost of solar installation due to increased testing needs. Previously tilled agricultural land was identified as the “least risk option” during a series of surveys with solar installers.

  • Reduced legal risk – By using previously disturbed land, solar installers can reduce the risk of up front litigation during the environmental review process.

  • Potential increase PV performance – Vegetation under modules can contribute to lower soil temperatures and increase solar performance.


Benefits to agricultural land managers include: 

  • Reduced electricity costs

  • Diversification of the revenue stream

  • Increased ability to install high-value, shade- resistant crops for new markets

  • Marketing opportunity to sustainability-mindful audience

  • Ability to maintain crop production during solar generation

  • Allow for nutrient and land recharge of degraded lands.

  • Potential for water use reduction

  • Potential to extend growing seasons


Questions about getting started on your next project?

Project development questions? Design & installation questions? Quality and code compliance questions? Interested in joining the team? We are just a click away! 

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