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Agriculture Solar and Food Processing

Agriculture Solar and Food Processing Community

American farmers and agricultural business owners are now going solar. The economics have changed. Facility managers and CFOs alike are finding it a smart investment. HelioPower has built strong partnerships with many of these businesses and has delivered long-term, sustainable value.

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Why Solar Works Now

Low costs for solar - Over the last few years, the cost for solar has decreased dramatically.

Utility rates are going up - At the same time, utility rates have continued to go up.

Policy has improved - Virtual net meter aggregation is a game-changer for growers.

Strong ROI - Solar now offers a 4-5 year payback, with millions saved over the systems life.

Interested in Solar for your Business?

HelioPower is there at every step to strengthen your energy decisions. You receive clear recommendations, analytics, and market intelligence relevant to your company's needs.

Commercial Solar Installation Options

Innovations in solar racking systems now offer safe installation options for each scenario.

agriculture solar flat roofFlat Roofs
Large flat roofs are ideal for solar. New racking systems make them even safer for roofs. Minimal penetration solar kits use weights and interlocking panels to drastically reduce the number of roof attachment posts required.

 

agriculture solar car portsSolar Carports
Enjoy energy savings plus cooler parking. A sturdy steel carport frame is installed with solar panels mounted on top. Our turnkey systems include the carport, the solar, and all trenching to connect to your building.

 

agriculture solar ground mountGround Mounted Solar
For the highest energy production and the lowest cost, a ground mounted array is the best choice. Configurations include fixed systems, or systems that automatically move the panels to track the sun.

Key Considerations for Companies Going Solar

Not all buildings are created equal. So it is important to consider the following factors when it comes to switching to solar.

  • Southern Exposure- In the northern hemisphere, the sun comes from the south. This makes southern exposure ideal.
  • Clear Space On The Roof- Roofs at Water and Wastewater Districts can also be ideal for solar installations. Your roof needs to be structurally sound, under 10 years old, and in relatively good condition.
  • Free of Shade. Nearby trees and buildings towering over your building will block the sun.
  • Good Roof Condition- Your roof needs to be structurally sound, under 10 years old, and in good condition meaning no leaks.

Maintenance and Warranties

With best of breed warranties and easy maintenance, the care of a solar system won't add to water treatment facility maintenance costs.

Low Maintenance Systems

With no moving parts and sturdy designs, solar is notoriously low maintenance. It simply needs:

  • Washing the panels every 12 to 18 months
  • Replace the inverter each 10 years
  • Use 24/7 online monitoring to check for issues

 

Bumper to Bumper Warranties

Solar comes with a myriad of strong warranties:

  • Solar Panels – 25 years
  • Inverter – 10 years
  • Racking System – 10 Years
  • Installer's Workmanship – 10 years

We're here to help you

Smart customers seek financially strong installers who can back up a 10 year workmanship warranty. HelioPower's clients rest easy: we are conservative, and financially healthy based on the volume of projects we build. HelioPower's standards of practice focus on long-term stability, optimal governance and risk minimization.