Posts Categorized: Solar for Agriculture Businesses

Maximize Solar Power with Net Metering Aggregation in CA

Stewart & Jasper

The California Public Utilites Commission (CPUC) approved Net Metering Aggregation to go live, effective immediately in PG&E’s territory in California. The approval of PG&E’s advice letter and kick off of Net Metering Aggregation is a substantial milestone for California businesses. Commercial and agricultural customers now have an even stronger financial case to go solar.
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See you at the World Ag Expo

Dairy Farm Solar Energy

It’s the final countdown to the World Ag Expo, the largest annual agricultural show of its kind, featuring cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment. It kicks off next week, Tuesday February 11th, 2014.
SPG Solar will be participating in the World Ag Expo, co-hosting an Agriculture Tour with Curtimade Dairy on Wednesday February 12th.
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Solar Energy Costs Continue To Fall in the U.S.

Solar energy costs continue to fall at a healthy clip, making now the right time to go solar
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) released a report which finds that the cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems fell 6-14% in the U.S. in 2012, and another 10-15% in the first… Read more.

California Earns ‘Golden State’ Title, With Focused Efforts on Solar Energy

The demand for clean, renewable and affordable energy continues to increase rapidly. California continues to rise among the leading states in the country that have adopted a strong advocacy for renewable energy, particularly in solar.
According to a recent report from the California Independent System Operator, solar energy will account for the majority of… Read more.

Maximizing ROI with a Solar Tracker

Solar developers, financiers and businesses find themselves under ever-increasing pressure to obtain an economic model to maximize a solar project’s return on investment (ROI). This pressure stems from a rise in demand for solar which has largely been attributed to the decreasing costs in installation and maintenance coupled with increasing energy efficiency. With energy rates… Read more.

California’s Agriculture Community Slashes Energy Costs

With energy rates for California valley farmers going up by an average of 2.5 percent every year for the last decade, many growers, processors, packers and distributers are looking to solar to help buff­er the cost. In fact, by going solar farmers are realizing an annual savings of over $200,000.
“The typical savings we’ve seen… Read more.

The Rise of Solar PV Pricing

We’ve been saying it for quite some time now: The time for going solar is today.
Solar is helping businesses lower current operating costs and deliver more predictable energy costs for the next 30 years. Given that significant increases in electricity rates are predicted over the next decade, now is the time to take advantage… Read more.

Harnessing the Sun for Agriculture

The 2013 World Ag Expo is just around the corner, kicking off the world’s largest agricultural exposition in Tulare, Calif.  In a few weeks, attendees and exhibitors from around the world will converge upon the Central Valley city to participate in agricultural tours, showcase new ag products and attend farming-related seminars.
This time of the… Read more.

Dairy Saving $5.6 Million with Solar Energy

Curtimade Dairy in Tulare, Calif., is among the growing number of agribusinesses that are increasingly turning to the sun for electricity in California. The nearly century-old family-run dairy recently hosted an open house to show off its 719 kilowatt photovoltaic tracking array, which was installed by SPG Solar. The SunSeeker single axis solar tracking system… Read more.