Benefits of Switching to Solar For Farms

A growing number of farms and agriculture businesses is switching to solar today. Why? Farmers know the power of the sun.

Why Going Solar Makes Sense For Farms?

Solar energy is a perfect fit for farms with so much open ground and roof space.

Improved cash flow by lowering the operation costs

Lower monthly utility costs help you to increase your cash flow

Diversification of the revenue stream

The extra savings you get from switching to solar will allow you to invest your money somewhere else

Extend growing season and reduce water use

Too much sunlight increases the plant’s water demand. Solar panels can be positioned to allow plants just the right amount of sunlight, and then the excess sunlight can be harvested for electricity—and produce more than they would without crops below them. Plants help keep the solar panels cool, which makes them more productive!

Marketing opportunity to sustainability-minded audience

Customers are increasingly weighing the business’ contribution and commitment to sustainability in their decision criteria. Going solar is a good way to show the world that you and your business care. It will make your business stand out among your competitors and earn you a good reputation.

Tax Incentives

Federal 26% Investment Tax Credit - this tax incentive will decrease to 22% for solar system installed in 2023 and expire in 2024 unless the Congress renews the policy; Federal 5-year MACRS depreciation - you can deduct 85% of the value of qualified solar equipment over a five-year period; Annual ASDA REAP Grants provide competitive grant funding and guaranteed loan financing to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems

Soleeva Energy is the Ideal Solar Energy Partner for Your Farm

Why Soleeva Energy?

  • Patented Self-Cleaning & Self-Cooling Technology
  • Longest Warranty in the Market: 30-year Panel and 15-25 Production Warranty
  • #1 Solar Technology and Installation Company in Bay Area
  • In-House Certified Experienced Professionals

Our Smart Technology

High quality panels with our popular advanced patented Self-Cooling and Self-Cleaning technology. Farms love this technology because of how effectively it will reduce or eliminate maintenance costs and make panels last longer!

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FAQ

WILL SOLAR MODULES HEAT UP AND DRY OUT VEGETATION OR CROPS UNDER THE MODULES?

Solar modules will actually cool crops and vegetation underneath during the day due to shading, and keep them warmer at night. Solar modules can provide farmers the ability to grow shade-tolerant crops and to diversify crop selection, while also extending growing seasons and reducing water requirements.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF DUST ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SOLAR PV MODULES?

On average, about 2% of power generation loss are due to soiling. However, with our patented self-cleaning technology you don’t have to worry about that! Our self-cleaning technology works against all biodegradable material.

CAN DOMESTICATED ANIMALS LIKE SHEEP OR CATTLE GRAZE AT GROUND-MOUNTED SOLAR FACILITIES?

Sheep are commonly being used for grazing for vegetation control at solar facilities in the United States as sheep do not climb on or harm the modules. Raising the PV modules in height is not necessary to accommodate grazing as vegetation is accessible beneath the modules at standard heights. Cattle grazing is generally not compatible with PV facilities due to the risk of damage to modules.

IS IT SAFE TO SPRAY AGROCHEMICALS NEAR SOLAR MODULES?

Herbicide is currently sprayed around some solar modules to prevent weed growth. Agrochemicals should not present an issue. Care should be taken to not spray modules themselves, but if it occurs the modules can be washed off with water as they are made of glass and steel or aluminum and have been designed to withstand outdoor conditions.

CAN SOLAR MODULES CHANGE THE MICROCLIMATE UNDERNEATH THE MODULES AND WORSEN INVASIVE SPECIES, FUNGAL, NEMATODE OR OTHER PEST PROBLEMS?

Current research results show there is little to no average impact on microclimate under solar modules.