Renewable EnergySolar Energy in Agriculture
Our First Solar Installation
We installed a free-standing, pole-mounted solar array on our site that came online in the Spring of 2012. It consists of 6 Trina 225 PV panels, each equipped with Enphase Microinverters which are monitored in real-time on the internet via the Enphase Envoy. Please check out the system performance at https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/9mYf61807. It is a stand alone, grid-connected system. It interfaces with the local grid via a smartmeter which we wired directly to the transformer. The meter is read each month and the TVA pays us a premium, above the retail kWh rate, price on the green energy produced. The contract is for $0.12 per kWh above the retail rate and is for a period of 10 years. The racking is tiltable and we move the panel tilt angle 4 times per year to best capture the energy from the Sun.
Solar Installation at Our Location