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Serving Virginia’s agricultural energy needs.

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Solar Power For Farms

When it comes to solar systems, a smart design is required to maximize your return on investment. These returns will depend on your usage, your electricity discounts, ground space and future renewable energy goals.

There is no cookie cutter solution, which is why you need the expertise of a trusted and accredited solar installer. Kilo Hollow is a Virginian company that has the experience to tailor your solar system to your energy needs, provide ongoing technical and warranty support, and reliable customer service. We currently service the entirety of Virginia.

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Low Profile Options

There is a growing preference to have the solar system set at a lower fixed tilt and profile. The traditional tilt is around 30°, while a low profile option would be anywhere from 10° to 20°. The efficiency lost from a lower profile option can be negated with the addition of a few more solar panels. This makes the solar system incredibly easy to conceal with landscaping, fencing or terrain. A low profile option at a 10° tilt has a 4.8ft height at the back panel. This is compared to a traditional option where the back panel can be as high as 13ft or more with a 30° tilt.

Huge Dollar Savings
Many medium size farms can take advantage of agricultural solar options to offset their electricity bill. If you have some idle ground space or a parking lot, solar power systems are incredible to offset your heating, cooling and other forms of energy consumption.

You can save even more dollars with your solar installation by adding a solar battery into your solar power system! A commercial energy bill shows a line item for peak demand – this is a surcharge you pay to guarantee a certain power supply. With the use of battery storage for your solar energy, depending on your system size, you can reduce that surcharge by drawing from the grid in off-peak times only.
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Huge Carbon Savings

Lower energy costs are great and important for business, but so is market appeal. Electricity from fossil fuels has a carbon cost, which can be offset by solar power and by making your farm greener. Not only can you use your carbon reduction in your marketing, it’s also great advertising for your local customers to see solar panels on idle land or parking lots!

Solar On Hillsides
Ground solar systems are versatile with terrain variations. Hillsides are no obstacle to solar systems. Our ground mounting allows for a variation of elevation under the system. This allows us to avoid grading the earth where it would not be optimal. This allows solar to be installed in otherwise idle or unused land that can benefit your property with solar power!
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Expertly designed agriculture solar packages to get the most out of your business investment.

We have a dedicated local solar team who examine your unique agricultural property and show you the best solar system size, solar battery solutions or other solar products for your situation. You gain a big advantage when you work with seasoned solar professionals who take the time to understand your needs, explain your best move and install solar systems to the highest quality.

Frequently asked questions
What size system do you need for agricultural solar power?

The solar power system size you need for a agricultural solar project will depend on the amount of electricity a farm is using and how much space the farm has for the solar system required. For more information on what size solar system your property will need, contact us today.

What is the lifespan of a agricultural solar panel?

25 years is the industry average for the lifespan of solar panels, whether they are designed for businesses or residential.

How much does agricultural solar cost?

The cost of a agricultural solar system will depend on where your electricity needs and the square footage available for solar panels intersects. Small solar power systems start around 10kW (between $30,000-$32,000) and a large solar power system can get up to 100kW (between $300,000-$320,000).

Are agricultural solar panels worth it?

Between savings from reducing your power bill and money back from tax credits, solar panels are definitely worth it. We understand it’s a big investment, which requires planning and transparency around the ongoing costs of using solar power. For more information on how your company can benefit from solar panels, get in touch with your local accredited solar installers at Kilo Hollow today.

How long does it take solar panels to pay for themselves?

The length of the payback period depends on the size of your solar system, electricity habits and whether or not you use other solar products such as the type of solar inverter and battery storage, but on average solar panels pay for themselves within 9-11 years. For such a big investment, this payback period makes solar energy affordable for a lot of businesses, as they know they will save money and reduce their overhead costs over time. Plus with 25 years warranty on many solar products, you have peace of mind that your solar system will make it through this payback period.

How do you connect a large agricultural solar power system to the grid?

Your solar system installer can assist you with the logistics of connecting your solar power system to the grid. If you have any questions about your installation, get in touch with us today.

Financing a agricultural solar system.

There are a variety of ways to finance your agricultural solar system, including, incentives and competitive bank loans. Businesses may also be eligible for low interest loans.

Does a agricultural solar system need solar batteries?

The short answer is no. The long answer is this depends on the needs of your business and how adding solar batteries to your system will serve you best. Get in touch with us if you have any questions about adding solar batteries to your agricultural solar system.

What’s the difference between commercial solar panels and residential solar panels?

The main difference with commercial or utility grade installation solar panels, is that commercial projects use 72 cell solar panels, while residential solar panels have 60 cells usually. Ultimately, the size of the panels drastically alters how can be handled and installed, with the 60 cells being easily moved and installed by workers, while the 72 cell panels need to crane lifted.

How long do solar panels really last?

Our solar panel manufacturers warranty their modules for 20 to 25 years. These warranties normally state the expected module output after each year of use.


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