FARMS & RURAL BUSINESSES

A solar energy system installed by Vulcan Solar Power at your farm or rural small business will substantially reduce operating costs for 30+ years, pay for itself in just 3-5 years, and generate a 10-year return on investment of 20% or more.

SIGNIFICANT FEDERAL TAX INCENTIVES

Any farm or business that installs a solar energy system is entitled to substantial federal tax incentives that lower the first-year effective cost by almost 50%.

  • 30% Federal Tax Credit. Businesses are entitled to a 30% federal tax credit on the entire cost of the solar energy system, and there is no application process or cap. Free money from the IRS!
  • Accelerated Depreciation. Businesses also can depreciate 85% of the entire cost of the system over just 6 years, which means close to another 20% back in just the first year and 30% over 6 years.

HUGE SAVINGS ON YOUR POWER BILL

In just the first year of operation, the average size solar energy system at a small farm or business will produce over 70,000 kWh of electricity and generate over $10,000 in savings on your first-year power bill. Your annual savings will only increase over the system’s 30-year minimum lifespan as utility rates continue to rise, amounting to over $500,000 in lifetime savings on your power bill.

 

USDA GRANTS – FREE MONEY!

The USDA offers grants for up to 25% of the total cost of a solar energy system to all agricultural producers (including farmers, ranchers, poultrymen, nurserymen, and agricultural businesses) and rural small businesses (which covers small businesses in the vast majority of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi). VSP will handle all of the paperwork for you, and with a USDA grant, your solar energy system could pay for itself in just 2 years and generate a 10-year ROI of 30% or more.

To see if your business qualifies for a USDA grant and to learn more about how a solar energy system at your farm or small business will lower your operating costs for 30+ years and increase your bottom line, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 205-679-8666.

THE PROCESS

The VSP solar installation process is simple.  From start to finish, we handle everything for our customers making solar easy for you.

Free Consultation & Site Survey

Free System Design & Quote

Sign Agreement, Permitting & Approvals

Schedule Installation

Complete Installation & Final Inspection

Operational Instructions & Support

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    Free Consultation & Site Survey

    The process begins with a free consultation to discuss your renewable energy objectives. Then we will schedule a site survey at your business to collect data on your solar energy potential, take measurements of your roof, and examine your electrical system.  

  • Free System Design & Quote

    Using the data we have collected from the site survey, VSP will provide you with a customized design proposal that will include multiple array options and your projected savings on your electrical bill.

  • Sign Agreement, Permitting & Approvals

    Once you have approved the design proposal and signed an agreement, VSP will handle all aspects of the installation process and obtain all necessary permits for your job. We will also provide assistance with receiving approval from your utility provider.  

  • Schedule Installation

    VSP will work with you to schedule an installation date. The installation time depends on the size and complexity of your solar system. Most commercial installations can take anywhere from a week to a month or even longer depending on the scale and complexity of the project.

  • Complete Installation & Final Inspection

    Upon completion of the installation, VSP will perform a final inspection and verify that your system meets the industry’s highest standards and is operating at peak performance.

  • Operational Instructions & Support

    Once everything has been completed, a VSP representative will provide you with detailed instructions on the operation and maintenance of your solar panel system as well as a tutorial on your monitoring system.