Farming takes a lot of work and a lot of energy. Just ask this family-run wheat farm in Pendleton, Oregon.
With monthly energy bills topping $700 or more per month, it was a HUGE expense. Plus, it was unpredictable how much their bill would be each month, making budgeting farm operations nearly impossible.
That’s why the family decided solar was a huge asset to their farm. Not only will their solar panels save them an est. $180,000 in the first 25 years, it will also give them budget certainty. That’s one less variable out of the complex and delicate equation of running a farm.
Those savings will help the family keep their wheat farm operating in Pendleton, Oregon long into the future and support the next generation of farmers in the family.
This is just one of many Oregon farms that has installed solar and seen huge benefits for their operations. From wineries to fisheries, cattle to poultry, grain to apples, farmers are powering their profits with solar.