Solar as the Solution for Urban Farms.

Solar system installations, with rebates, and subsidy, can reduce the residual costs of operating an urban industrial farm. As California moves towards Grid Parity, the price of solar is now comparable to that of fossil fuels.  Combined with discounted set ups from state and local districts, the cost of the system is absorbed by the annual savings.  The challenge is to find a property that has good solar coverage and strong power capacity.

We typically see systems roof mounted, but depending on the location and available space panels can be placed in a variety of space efficient, and sun facing surfaces.  Solar isn’t an option anymore its now a solution.

Returning power to the grid can, not only reduce your cost, but have the power company paying you.  In many industrial situations, the amount of solar coverage can be profitable.   All properties will have different solar coverage and power load restraints.

 

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