Solar Panel Installation Agricultural Farms

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Solar Power for Farms & Energy Independence in our area Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania

Net Metering is offered in most areas we serve in the Tri-State

Advances in solar technology have increased efficiency, reliability & durability

Production warranties up to 25 years with expected lifespan of 40+ years

Switch to Solar PV Panels and Save Money on Electric Power Bills

Solar clean energy, safe, low-maintenance and affordable

26% Federal Tax Credit allowing for solar retrofitting is sunsetting or decreasing, act fast

USDA Rural Energy America Program (REAP) Grants can cover up to 25% of project costs

Reduced payback timelines through grants, low-cost loan opportunities & Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) Accelerated Depreciation

Renewable Solar Energy Reduces Carbon Emissions & helps with Cost Savings

The amount of solar energy from the sun that reaches Earth from only 20 days of sunshine is equal to all the energy stored in Earth’s reserves of coal, oil and natural gas. Most areas in the US receive enough sunshine to make solar energy practical. Solar energy in agriculture has some great uses. Read on for some food for thought on increasing self-reliance, saving money and reducing pollution.

Transform your barns, out-buildings and animal structures into a hub for solar energy. We can outfit buildings and land with solar PV panels to capture daylight and produce energy. This is often a less expensive option than extending high voltage power lines. Solar PV energy can cut down or eliminate a farm’s electricity cost and heating bills.

Solar heat collectors can be used to dry crops, warm homes, greenhouses and livestock buildings. Solar photovoltaics electric panels can be used on the farm to provide electricity to buildings replacing other fuels, solar energy can power lights, cooling systems, electric fences, ventilation, remote water pump irrigation and more farm operations than you thought possible.

Agriculture is a cornerstone of the American economy. The government wants to continue to invest in the sustainable energy sector for long term growth and stability in the USA. There are financial incentives for farmers to install solar installations. Grants are available, which are designed to let farmers choose major improvement projects and have the state help provide the necessary funding.  Many farmers already produce renewable energy by growing corn to make ethanol as a “cash crop.”

Renewable energy and farming are a winning combination. Farmers and ranchers should consider adding to their incomes by harvesting solar power and other alternative renewable energy resources.

Allow KW Solar Solutions, Inc, your local family owned company since 2004, to do the bulk of the heavy lifting. We guide you through the entire installation process, show you how the equipment works, help you secure the financial incentives and necessary permits. The actual installation of solar panels doesn’t take more than a few days or weeks once funding is secured. We will help transform your farm into a renewable self-sustaining power plant thus keeping your hard-earned money in your pocket.

Call or email us for answers or use our website as a resource for solar market research.

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94 Childs Road
Elkton, MD 21921

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Solar Energy in Agriculture – Resources

Understanding Solar Technology

Agricultural Applications of Solar

  • Farmer’s Guide to Going Solar. This EREC Brief summarizes agricultural uses of solar power, including crop drying, space/water heating, greenhouse heating, electric production and water pumping. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
  • Solar Energy Applications for Farms and Ranches including space and water heating, greenhouse heating, electricity, crop and grain drying. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Solar Energy in New York State Large and Small Systems for Heat and Power. Website publication includes information on space and water heating, greenhouse heating and solar electric (photovoltaic) systems. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Photovoltaics (PV), Solar Electricity

Passive Solar

  • Passive Solar Introduction. An overview from National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).
  • Passive Solar Design provides definition, considerations, commercial status, implementation issues and guidelines. From Sustainable Sources, who provide information and services related to Green Building.
  • Passive Solar Home Design. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Solar Water Heating

Solar Greenhouses

  • Solar Greenhouses discusses and diagrams basic principles of solar greenhouse design, as well as different construction material options. Provides detailed resources and references. ATTRA, National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
  • Greenhouses and Season Extenders has information for growers that makes the most of solar radiation. University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Solar Crop and Grain Drying

Solar Water Pumping

Solar Panel Installation For Agricultural Farms Considerations

Planning, Site and Solar Resource Potential

  • Build It Solar offers free plans, tools and information for renewable energy and conservation projects for Do-It-Yourselfers.
  • National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) provides hourly solar radiation and meteorological data for U.S. sites for 1961–2005.
  • RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a free decision support tool that can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of Renewable-energy and Energy-efficient Technologies (RETs). Natural Resources Canada.
  • Renewable & Alternative Fuels series presents an integrated picture of solar and other renewable energy resources in each U.S. Census Division. Sources of energy data are provided. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2010 February 18-19, 2010 NREL’s Photovoltiac (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investors. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL’s PVWattsTM calculator determines the energy production and cost savings of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world. It allows the user to easily produce estimates of the performance of hypothetical PV installations.
  • NREL’s BLAST: Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool Suite Pairing NREL’s battery degradation model with electrical and thermal performance models, the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool (BLAST) suite is used to assess battery lifespan for behind-the-meter, vehicle, and stationary applications.
  • NREL’s Blast for Behind-the-Meter Applications Lite Tool PV Part Part of the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool (BLAST) Suite, BLAST for Behind-the-Meter Applications Lite (BLAST-BTM Lite) provides a quick, user-friendly tool to size behind-the-meter energy storage devices used on site by utility customers for facility demand charge management. The tool employs simplified battery performance models for computational efficiency, and it includes a built-in algorithm to identify cost-optimal storage configurations.
  • Using a Power Monitor to Control Your Electricty Costs 10.628. Colorado State University Extension.

Financing Your Solar Installation

Solar Collectors and Equipment

Government and Association Solar Sites

Industry Resources and Data about Solar Energy

Solar Policy

  • DSIRE Solar Policy Guide describes policy options adopted by state and local governments to encourage solar deployment, discusses status and trends of individual policies, provides examples of specific programs, and links to additional sources of information.
  • Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed this comprehensive resource to assist local governments and stakeholders in building sustainable local solar markets.

Solar Questions – Ask yours

 

ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). Our services are available to farmers, ranchers, market gardeners, Extension agents, researchers, educators, farm organizations, and others involved in agriculture, see Delaware for KW Solar Solutions, Inc for solar installers.

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My place of work, Milburn Orchards, which also happens to be my husband’s family’s farm, recently had the pleasure of working with KW Solar Solutions to install a pretty expansive PV Array (solar panel system) on the roof of our Farm Market and Cold Storage Buildings. We spent lots of time comparing estimates from several companies, but KW was the best choice all around! The “red tape” involved was daunting initially, but Jackie (KW office manager), took care of everything! She was a lifesaver, an absolute joy to work with! Excellent customer service throughout the entire experience…Dale supervised the installation on site, offered us lots of options and guidance as far as the “design” and additional features that would benefit us the most. To top it all off, KW Solar Solutions is a local small business! Skip the huge companies with franchises regional territories, stick with personal touch that goes hand in hand with buying local!
1495 Appleton Road
Elkton, Maryland 21921
www.milburnorchards.com

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