Solar Farming – Can It Be Profitable?

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Solar panel systems on rooftops that collect solar energy for individual homes are becoming more common as more homeowners understand their monetary and environmental value. Commercial and community use of solar energy is also growing across the US in the form of solar farming. 

Solar Farming 

A farm is a plot of land used for a specific purpose, such as agriculture production or raising and breeding animals. A solar farm is a large plot of land covered in large-scale solar panels to produce power from the sun’s energy and supply that energy to an electrical grid. 

Solar farms may also be referred to as solar power plants or PV power stations. Photovoltaics (PV) are ground-mounted solar panel systems that absorb energy from sunlight, and that energy is then converted into electricity through semiconducting materials.

Solar Farming – Selling Energy

Farming in its basic form is working the ground to produce something consumable or sellable. Solar farming consists of using the land to collect and sell energy in a whole new way! There are two types of solar farms: utility-scale and community farms.

Utility-Scale Solar Farming

A utility-scale farm sells energy to wholesale buyers at fixed prices. Working as a middle man, these farms don’t sell directly to consumers. However, there are occasions when a large IT company or major retailer needs solar energy for a specific project and enters into a power purchase agreement with a utility-scale solar farm.

Community Solar Farming

Sometimes called community solar gardens, these farms provide power for a small group of homes or an area that has access to the energy from the panels. These farms are much smaller than utility-scale solar farms. Community solar is a purchasing program selling to individual customers.

Customers buy or lease a portion of the solar panels in the community farm, then receive a bill for the electrical energy they use from the solar energy system. These community solar farms are an excellent option for people who cannot install solar panels on their homes but want to use solar energy; they’ve become a popular option for communities looking to take advantage of Texas solar

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Profit Potential

There is profit potential in solar farming. The Impact Investor estimates solar farming can profit about $7828.45 per acre each year and the average solar farm typically needs to have about 6 -8 acres. An average solar farm can potentially produce annual revenue of about $43,500.

Various factors will impact these profits, such as the size and location of the farm, panel type, financing, maintenance, operation, and of course, marketing. As with any product, a business must make sales to profit. In addition, establishing a solar farm is not a fast process. Acquiring land, equipment, installation, permits, and contracts can take 3-5 years; but more and more communities and businesses are starting to pursue solar farming.

Solar Farming For the Future

The future is promising for solar farming. Solar farms produce clean energy and use minimal water, making them a highly sustainable and economical energy source.

If you’re in the Houston area and interested in establishing a solar farm, contact Sunshine Renewable Solutions online or call 832-280-8838! 

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is a leading solar company in Texas offering commercial and residential solar solutions.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions proudly partners with a leading Texas-based plastic manufacturer, embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to fortify its commitment to sustainability.

By integrating solar energy solutions, we're revolutionizing their environmental impact. Our collaborative efforts aim to construct a robust solar infrastructure, harnessing renewable energy to power their operations efficiently.

Together, we're spearheading a transformative shift towards renewable practices, demonstrating how solar power can drive industrial progress while prioritizing environmental responsibility. Sunshine Renewable Solutions is honored to work hand-in-hand with this industry leader, fostering a brighter, greener future through the strategic implementation of solar energy solutions.

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Creating The Foundation

As the foundational step in our partnership, the construction of concrete piers for the solar panel structure marks a pivotal milestone in our solar energy initiative. These concrete piers serve as the bedrock of support for the entire solar infrastructure, providing stability and durability essential for the efficient functioning of the solar array.

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Precision And Accuracy Are Paramount

Our engineering team meticulously plans and designs the layout of the piers, ensuring they are strategically positioned to uphold the solar panel array's weight and withstand environmental factors such as wind and inclement weather. We adhere to industry standards and best practices to create a robust foundation that guarantees the longevity and resilience of the solar installation.

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A Solid Foundation

Environmental considerations are taken into account throughout the construction process, ensuring minimal disruption to the surrounding ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond energy production to encompass responsible construction practices.

By establishing these concrete piers foundations, we are ready to start Phase 2, erecting the metal support bars. Enabling the subsequent installation of solar panels will power the plastic manufacturer's operations while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions to Help Formosa Plastics of Point Comfort, Texas, Achieve Sustainability Goals

Formosa Plastics is a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride resins, which are widely used in various industries worldwide. Recognizing its role in environmental stewardship, Formosa Plastics sought to collaborate with a reputable sustainability consultant who can provide solutions to reduce its impact on the environment.

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