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Cows and the Sun: How Community Solar Can Help Dairy Farmers

Dairy farming requires a lot of energy, at the expense of the landowner. Community solar is the solution.

Dairy farmers not only consume a lot of energy, but they release a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

While you can’t stop cows from “emitting” the equivalent of 3.1 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide annually – although some scientists are working on this – you can support clean energy that can offset the emissions. There’s also the added bonus of cutting back on expensive operating costs.

Subscribing to a community solar energy program requires no upfront cost, no disruption to service, and can save you up to 10% on your monthly electricity bill.

Because your energy provider stays the same, there are no hidden fees or surprise energy bill increases. The 10% discount is guaranteed through a solar bill credit system.

What Are the Benefits of Subscribing to Community Solar as a Dairy Farmer?

There are four major benefits of community solar for dairy farmers:

  1. Lower your operating costs and get reduced energy bills
  2. Contribute to the local economy
  3. Empower your community
  4. Combat climate change

Through a system of bill credits, you are only charged 90%, and you continue to receive power from your utility as before. The only difference is that you are now supporting clean, renewable energy while paying less for the same service.

Subscribing to your local community solar program also adds more jobs to your area and boosts your regional economy. With the repercussions of COVID-19 still underway, making a simple switch to community solar can jumpstart an economy in need of local jobs.

We are currently developing community solar programs for dairy farmers in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico and Virginia.

If you live in any of these states, contact us to be the first to hear about a dairy farm community solar project in your area.

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