Challenge

A fourth generation farm owner was looking for ways to utilize 7 acres of sloping farm land where row crops were not able to grow.  They didn’t want to give up any productive ground, but they did want to increase their annual income if possible.

Solution

The farmer had been approached by several other solar companies about his available land, however, after speaking with SGC Power, they decided the best land use would be community solar. In the past, the farmer had never used land for anything other than crops or dairy farming, and was surprised how smooth of a process this was.

A fourth-generation farmer has been able to ensure a stable and reliable source of income from his community solar lease.

Result

With very little effort and no out-of-pocket expenses to the landowner, they were able to take ground that wasn’t generating any revenue and put it to work creating renewable energy with community solar, and providing additional long-term lease income for their family.

Characteristics

  • 1.0 MEGAWATTS (AC) PROJECT HAS BEEN OPERATIONAL SINCE 2020
  • 7 ACRES USED FOR SOLAR (BALANCE OF 172 ACRE FARM IS PLANTED IN ROW CROPS)