Benefits of Doing Solar with Ohio Power Solutions

  • Significantly Reduce Your Electric Bill
  • Leverage the 30% Tax Credit While Still Available
  • Leverage our Grant Writing Skills to Receive a USDA Cash Grant up to 25%
  • Products have 10-25 Year Warranties
  • Receive Expertly Designed and Installed Systems
  • Work Directly with Owners who do the Design and Installation
  • Systems Require Minimal Maintenance
  • Leverage our Experience and Attention to Detail
Solar for Agriculture in Ohio

Incentives and Price Reductions Drive Value

There has not been a better time to install a solar system, especially for farmers. Farms and small rural businesses can not only leverage the 30% tax credit and tax savings from depreciation, but they can also leverage a USDA/REAP cash grant up to 25% of the total system cost. These incentives, combined with the significant price reductions within the past few years makes a solar system an amazing investment. See Solar Energy Industries Association’s data on solar prices over the past several years.

Utility Rates Will Rise

Farmers are typically paying between $0.08 to $0.12 cents per kWh. With expected rate increases (http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=17791) over the next several years, combined with affordable system prices, the 25% USDA cash grant, tax savings from depreciation, and the 30% federal tax credit, makes solar an excellent way to save money and an excellent investment.

Payback and Return on Investment are Excellent

Payback can be in 4 years, with an internal rate of return between 13-14%. This is like getting a 30 year CD at 13-14%. Most people agree this is a solid investment.

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Property Value Increases

A study published in the Appraisal Journal documented that, “the market value of a business/home increases $20 for every $1 decrease in the annual energy costs.” A solar system for a farm can easily save $3,000 annually, resulting in an increase in property value of $60,000. For more information on how solar energy can increase the value of property by reducing a home’s operating cost, read this study at resnet.us; a residential energy service network.

Solar systems can be installed on rooftops of out buildings or on (otherwise) unusable land. If you are interested in a free site assessment don’t hesitate to contact us. Also, check out our frequently asked questions for more information.