While millions of homes throughout the U.S. are using the power of solar energy, the agriculture industry is starting to reap the benefits of solar on the farm. The use of solar energy can heat buildings, help dry crops, and power water pumps.
Here is an explanation of how solar energy is used effectively in agriculture.
Dries Crops & Grains
Solar energy can be used for crop and grain drying. Not only does it help dry crops faster, but they are dried more evenly. When crops and grains are left to dry in the field after harvest, they are at risk of damage caused by pests, birds, and inclement weather. Solar collectors can be used throughout the entire year.
Remote Electricity Supply
Using PV solar panels on farms is less expensive than installing new electrical lines in order to provide power to remote locations. Since PV solar panels do not require fuel to function, nor do they possess any moving parts, they can be operated and maintained with great ease. Farmers are able to use PV panels for lights, water pumps, and electric fences on farms.
If you are part of the agriculture industry and are interested in installing solar panels, contact Sea Bright Solar and schedule a consultation with us today.