29 Mar '13, 9pm

Solar's long-term savings is ideal for the #agriculture industry #solar

Solar's long-term savings is ideal for the #agriculture industry #solar

G iven that California leads the U.S. in both solar installations and farming, it should come as no surprise that the state's market for agricultural PV projects has taken off dramatically. Developers and installers active in this space recognize that farms offer potentially lucrative business opportunities - but also require a unique approach to sales, finance and project construction. Nader Yarpezeshkan, director of sales and corporate development at Carlsbad, Calif.-based Cenergy Power, reports a notable increase in the agriculture sector's solar adoption rate over the past year. "The ag community is extremely risk-averse," he explains. "Now, with megawatts of solar in the field, they see it as a battle-tested technology." Moreover, due to the nature of their business, farmers are often already accustomed to multi-year waiting periods for their returns on investment, no...

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