Solar energy has an increasingly important role in agriculture. Although Connecticut has variable weather, solar panel installations can support a significant amount of a sustainable farm's electricity needs.
Whether you own a small family farm and plan to stay that way or your agricultural business is growing, solar panels provide you with many benefits. At PurePoint Energy, we're as committed to your success as you are, and we're proud to offer reliable solar energy solutions that will help your farming business thrive.
Many farmers are in the agricultural field because it's a family affair. The ability to be self-reliant is a long-held value among farming families. With solar panels set up to generate energy on your farm, your ability to maintain self-reliance will grow.
If there's a power outage, you won't have to worry about whether or not your coolers, feeding equipment, and other electrically powered devices will work. If you keep heaters in your animal housing areas, you'll be able to power them with the energy stored in your solar batteries. In the case of brown-outs or rolling black-outs, you won't have to worry about the impact on your operations. In a power outage, you'll be able to run your farm as usual when you generate your own solar power.
Small farms are known for their sustainability. In fact, many farmers use manure instead of petroleum-based fertilizers in order to save money and cut down on pollution. If you want to take your farm's sustainability to the next level, using solar energy is the ultimate way to reduce pollution and your farm's carbon footprint.
Your customers may appreciate knowing that your farm uses renewable energy sources to power essential equipment, including coolers, heaters, fans, harvesting systems, and more. A solar power installation adds value to your property. When you utilize solar energy to power your farming operation, you may find that the reduced amount of pollution and small carbon footprint of your business appeals to many clients and members of the community.
For some farms, the operating margin is slim. By investing in solar energy for agriculture, you can improve your cash flow on a month-to-month basis. Instead of dealing with electricity and fuel bills that continue to increase, you'll see a significant drop in your utility bills.
Within a short time, you'll have a clear idea of how much power your solar array generates and how much it lowers your electricity costs. Paying less to the electricity company each month yields better cash flow year-round.
Few to zero utility companies lower their customer charges or kilowatt-hour rates. By investing in solar power, you'll save money every month by not having to deal with those rate increases.
The fixed cost of the panels provides an excellent investment against inflated utility bills. Even during the cloudier winter months of the year, your Connecticut farm will still generate enough solar power to lower your monthly operating costs. If you include battery storage in your setup, you'll have a consistent supply of power to use at peak times, which will also decrease your electricity bills.
If you're ready to reap the endless benefits of solar power for your farm or agricultural business, look no further! Our team of highly trained technicians is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and quality workmanship. Take the first step of your solar journey by contacting us today through our online contact form or giving us a call at (203) 989-2905.