Solar Panels for Agricultural Industry
With large and often underused open space at their disposal, agriculture based businesses are the ideal platform for commercial solar PV installations. Whether roof mounted on farm buildings or ground mounted solar panels on unproductive areas of land, generating electricity from solar PV can be a lucrative investment and cut energy bills.
The Feed In Tariff Explained
The return on your investment is paid via the Feed In Tariff (FIT), which pays for the energy generated on your agricultural land, whether you use it or not. Linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) and guaranteed for 20 years.
While the average ROI is estimated at about 14% per year (depending on the precise FIT), larger scale commercial solar installations can attract substantial cost saving, meaning the potential for returns can be much higher. For detailed information about the Feed in Tariff, contact Geo Green Power today.
Benefits of Solar PV for Agriculture
Agricultural businesses have always been experts at harnessing the power of the sun, so it’s no wonder that land owners and farmers have been quick to realise the benefits of using their agricultural buildings or parcels of underused land to generate electricity, reaping financial rewards from ‘solar farming’. However, the benefits of solar PV go much further than that.
A rural location means that ‘solar’ farmers enjoy greater independence from the national grid, giving them greater control over energy costs, protection from power outages and the added potential of battery storage systems for storing surplus energy. Finally, as the demand for locally sourced and sustainably produced produce grows, so does the need for low carbon energy and reduced greenhouse gases.
Solar Power Guidance
At Geo Green Power, our expert team can offer advice and guidance on the best options available for your agricultural plant and unproductive land, with a clear idea on achievable levels of return. Whatever your budget, we can work with you to design, supply and install a commercial solar PV system for you, if necessary with the option to add to it at a later date.
Solar Power FAQ
Do I need to get planning permission?
Usually, planning permission is not required. However, if your land or property is part of a world heritage site, or you’re considering the installation of a ground mounted system, it is recommended that you consult your local planning department. At Geo Green Power, we can provide full assistance to help you complete any application, supply any relevant information needed and to ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible. See the Solar Panel FAQ’s page for more information.
Contact us today for our Agricultural Solar Panels
For a no obligation chat about the potential costs and returns for Solar Panels for Agriculture, contact Geo Green Power today on 0800 9883188 or send us a short message via the online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
We found your service efficient and enquiries polite and considerate. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone who is looking for solar, in fact we have another farm building which will be sorted after Christmas, and would think we will be contacting you again. Thank you once again.
I have been very pleased with the speedy and efficient service we have received. Everyone in the Geo Green Power team has been pleasant to deal with and all aspects of the installation were carried out in a timely and effective manner. Many thanks for making our lives easier!
Thank you for all your hard work. Everything was completed efficiently and professionally and I’m now saving and making cash thanks to my solar PV system. I like checking my meter just to see how much money I've made! Solar panels are a great investment and I’m recommending Geo Green Power to everyone I meet.