Now You Can Have Solar Power Anywhere On Your Farm
The Unit – A Mobile Solar Platform Designed Just for Farmers
Solar energy is now mobile. You now have more flexibility than ever before in how to power your seasonal equipment. ‘The Unit’ gives solar power to farmers when and where they need it. It’s solar power, on demand.
Do you have to sweat it out every summer hoping your electricity doesn’t get shut off right when you need it most, in the peak of the harvest? As you know, many utilities incorporate load management when their peak demand usage is high. That means, at the time of day when you need to water your crops the most, from 2 PM to 7 PM, you have to hope the utility doesn’t pull the plug.
The same is true for all the other ‘mobile’ and seasonally powered processes on farms, including:
The Unit allows you to slash your electricity costs at a specific site anywhere on your farm, and then move it to another site when the first task is done. This is energy freedom like no one has ever had in all of history. It’s solar flexibility.
The Unit is truly mobile and can be relocated to different areas of your farm. In addition, The Unit can be engineered to accommodate different voltages. For example, if you use 480 volts on your pivot irrigation, 208 on your cold storage facility and 110 for power tools, The Unit can be outfitted for each of these. In fact, it can handle almost any electrical needs facing the agriculture industry.
How Does The Unit Work?
The Unit ties into the grid and can produce about 40,000 kWh per year using an 81-panel, 26 kW unfolding solar array. The panels are affixed to a platform that can be moved to different sites and fields using a tractor or full-size truck. For additional flexibility, with an optional generator and battery solution, The Unit can function during the evening hours and thus mitigate brownouts and blackouts.
Once the platform has been situated, three rows of solar panels unfold using a battery-operated cable winch. Depending on where the sun is positioned at that time, the user would or