Farming is an energy-intensive industry; from electric fences and irrigation to lighting, heating and cooling barns and other areas your farm is likely to be using lots of energy, which can take a big chunk out of your finances. With costs rising every year, minimising unnecessary expenses has become key to achieving long-term profit.
Agricultural solar panels are a fantastic way to reduce your farm’s reliance on more costly traditional energy sources. Not only can they save you hundreds on your energy bills each year, but they can also help protect your agricultural business against blackouts, boost your property value, and shrink your carbon emissions.
Maximise energy savings by utilising your barns, farm buildings, and fields
At Solar Service Solutions, we install cost-effective solar panel systems on farms and agricultural buildings of all kinds across Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Devon Somerset, Essex and Kent. Our team has the expertise to design a system that is fully optimised to your energy requirements, carefully balancing cost with output to give you the best possible performance. Whether you prefer ground-mounted or roof-mounted panels, you can trust us to design and install a PV system that you can rely on for decades to come.
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Why install solar panels on your farm or outbuilding?
By installing solar panels for farms on the unused space available on the roofs of your barns, outbuildings, or in fields, you can slash your energy bills and become independent – all while shrinking your business’s carbon footprint!
Slash your energy bills by up to 60%
According to research from the ECIU, farmers who do not use solar energy are missing out on up to £1 billion in energy savings over two years. That’s a lot of money going to waste!
By investing in solar with a standard purchase system, you can reduce your energy by 30-60% – this translates to hundreds in savings per year, especially for farms with high energy demands for irrigation, heating, cooling, and processing.
Make your farm more eco-friendly
Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of power. By utilising solar panels for farms, you can reduce your farm’s carbon footprint and play your part in the fight against climate change.
Embracing solar energy also demonstrates a commitment to sustainable farming practices, which can better your farm’s reputation. This is especially important considering the growing consumer demand for environmentally responsible agriculture.
If you are working towards making the switch from diesel machinery to electric machinery following the red diesel tax changes, investing in commercial solar panels will help you cut your energy bills whilst making this eco-friendly change.
Protect against electricity grid blackouts
Agricultural solar panels reduce your farm’s dependence on external energy providers and mitigate the risks associated with power outages. With energy storage systems such as batteries, you can continue to operate critical equipment and maintain essential services, minimising disruption to your farm’s day-to-day operations.
Earn money year-on-year
Besides using solar power to meet your own energy needs, you can sell excess electricity back to the grid through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). This can help you stabilise your farm’s finances and explore new revenue streams.
Switch to solar and make an instant impact on your energy bills! To enquire about a commercial solar panel system for your agricultural business, contact our friendly and professional team today on 0330 124 2941.
Why we're the best choice for your farm's solar panel installation
Solar Service Solutions are the leading specialists in solar panels for farms. Our qualified team have designed, supplied, and installed solar PV systems for businesses across the South, giving us an in-depth understanding of which system works best for each property type. Whatever the format of your agricultural building, you can rely on us to install a high-output, visually appealing system that performs exactly as you need it to.
All of our workmanship is covered under a 10-year warranty. In the unlikely event of a fault or breakdown, you can have peace of mind that all your repair fees will be taken care of. As members of the IWA Deposit & Guarantee Protection Scheme, this is covered even in the unlikely event we go out of business.
We offer two main types of solar panel purchasing options: standard and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA); Standard simply involves paying for the solar panels for farms upfront, whilst PPAs are a little more complex.
Get access to FREE solar energy through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
With a PPA, you can lease your roof space to us for the installation of a solar panel system. We’ll then provide you with the energy it produces at a discounted rate. Throughout the agreement, typically spanning 10 to 25 years, we take care of all installation, maintenance, and repair costs, giving you a highly cost-effective way to embrace the benefits of solar energy!
Though you won’t save as much on your energy bills as you would if you purchased your commercial solar panels outright, you can still expect to cut your energy bills by up to 30%!
Upon the contract’s conclusion, you have the option to remove the system if it’s no longer needed, extend the PPA agreement if you’re satisfied with the arrangement, or even purchase the energy system outright. This flexibility empowers you to make the decision that best suits your evolving needs.
To discuss your agriculture solar panel installation options further, don’t hesitate to contact our team today on 0330 124 2941 – we are happy to help!