Agricultural Solar Installations
Electricity is one of the highest monthly expenses on many farms. Solar Power helps farmers reduce that cut that high monthly expense so that cash can be used to support the farm in other ways. Reliably and consistently reducing expenses helps increase profit and ensure higher profitability.
Benefits & Incentives of Adding Solar to Your Business
Creative Solar’s knowledgeable team has experience successfully applying for REAP grants and can connect your project to other local and utility incentives to ensure you get the most affordable system possible.
Reduces high electricity costs by 50-60%
Solar output matches most expensive utility costs
Reduces operating expenses to increase operational efficiency
Provides extra income between growing times
Improves cash flow to invest in other areas
25 Year Warranty for peace of mind
Just like a new tractor, greenhouse, or irrigation system Solar Energy systems are depreciable but are also eligible for USDA REAP Grants. Federal Tax Incentives, depreciation, and USDA grants can cover the vast majority of the upfront system costs.
With payback periods of just 3-5 years on equipment warrantied for 25 years, a solar energy system may be one of the most profitable investments you make for your farm for decades to come.
Benefits of Ground Mounted PV Arrays for Farmers
- 26% federal tax credit
- Increase cash flow
- Reduce operating expenses
- Hedge against raising utility rates
- Accelerated depreciation models such as MACRS and Section 179*
- Potential for a 25% USDA grant*
- A return on your investment may be achieved in 3- 5 years, depending on your individual financial factors*
- Be sure to ask your accountant if any other incentives apply to your installation*
Jake's Fresh Market
Jake's Fresh Market in White, GA, added solar power in 2012 as a way of keeping a "green" footprint in the community while reducing their overall cost of operation.
Patten Seed & Supersod
Patten Seed & SuperSod was one of the agricultural projects developed through the Solarize Middle Georgia campaign. Check out the project recap video here.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“They installed a 10k system on my business and a 5k system on my home. Both installations went well and are producing roughly what Creative Solar predicted.”
- Sean Butler
“If you want to learn more and/ or are considering investing in residential, talk to folk who know what’s going on and who provide wonderful care and service. The Creative Solar team will help you understand what’s going on and find the best solution for you. I had a wonderful experience; great knowledge and personal care; no pressure at all; and support during what turned out (with some issues we encountered around a battery) to be an extended process. I can’t say enough good things!”
- Gareth Young
“Glad to say, my system has been installed and is on line and there hasn’t been a single day that my electric meter hasn’t run in reverse. So, in conclusion, I highly recommend Creative Solar for all the above reasons, based on my experience with them. And when I’m ready to add a Generac unit to my clean energy system, Creative Solar can expect to get yet another call, from me!”
- Eric Byas
“I participated in the Solarize Carrollton Campaign this past year. I felt comfortable that Creative Solar had been vetted by local engineers at Carroll EMC and Southwire. However, I was still pleasantly surprised at their professionalism, communication and attention to details. They asked me what I wanted, helped me understand the process, and gave an accurate estimate of the cost. I feel proud that I am helping the environment at a level that I could afford. I could not be more pleased with their work. My salesperson was Chaia Lewis. She was awesome, and if she didn’t know the answer, she found someone who did.”
- Gerald Word
“Creative Solar has installed our 4,75 KW Solar system in May 2019. They have excellent installation and service staff. My electricity bills are reduced as you can see here. I also like the Enlighten Solar dashboard that provides good Production and consumption information. Love my solar panels.”