Reduce your Farm's Electrical Demands

The cost of going solar has declined, and Naveco is here to help you determine what's best for you and your farm.

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Innovative Solutions



Innovative Solutions



Installing solar for your farm is an investment, but it doesn't have to be at a steep price. At Naveco, we provide New Brunswick solar projects for your farm. We do this through a financing option with no upfront costs that allows you to save money by lowering your electrical demand. Your lease will be equal to or less than your current electricity bills.


Steps for your farm's New Brunswick solar project

Steps for your farm

 to go solar

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Assessment & Proposal

We'll assess the information from your farm and create a proposal with the design, size, and solar equipment suited for you. Payments are tailored to be equal or less than what you're currently spending on electricity.

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Engineering & Construction

Naveco partners with engineers to coordinate an inspection on the roof or ground conditions, working around your schedule. There are no upfront costs required as the project will pay for itself through energy savings.

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Operations & Maintenance

The entire process is turn-key and hands-off. As part of our leasing bundle, Naveco will manage the solar system and provide operations and maintenance.  We provide a "one-stop-shop" for your needs.

For your farm, both rooftop and ground mount solar are available options.

Don't know where to start?

Don't know where

 to start?

Start with a free instant quote.

Solar allows your farm to reduce your electricity bill, generate income, and invest back in your farm.

Solar allows your farm to reduce your electricity bill, generate income, and invest back in your farm.

Solar allows your farm to reduce your electricity bill, generate income, and invest back in your farm.

Solar and storage benefits

Solar and

storage benefits

Energy Security

Solar + storage lowers the risk in your farm by avoiding downtime. Power lines can be damaged in storms, but solar stays resilient.

Solar + storage lowers the risk in your farm by avoiding downtime. Power lines can be damaged in storms, but solar stays resilient.

Environment

Ground mount solar systems are safe to have around crops, they’re also a great way to reduce your carbon foot print.

Ground mount solar systems are safe to have around crops, they’re also a great way to reduce your carbon foot print.

Cost

The cost of solar has declined 89% in the past 10 years. Your farm can install solar for equal or less than your current electricity bills.

The cost of solar has declined 89% in the past 10 years. Your farm can install solar for equal or less than your current electricity bills.

Maintenance

Solar panels generally require little maintenance. There's no moving parts, which makes the installation and maintenance simple.

Solar panels generally require little maintenance. There's no moving parts, which makes the installation and maintenance simple.

FAQ: New Brunswick solar projects for farms

FAQ

How much should I be spending per year to consider solar?


If your electrical bill is more than $25,000 you should consider installing solar.

Can my livestock graze around ground-mounted solar units?

Depending on the animal. Sheep do not climb or harm the modules, and are commonly used for vegetation control while they graze. Cattle & horse grazing can cause risk of damage to the modules due to their large size. They are generally not compatible with PV facilities.

Will installing solar contaminate the soil?


Studies show that when using silicon-based PV cells that the "leaching of trace metals from modules is unlikely to present a significant risk due to the sealed nature of the installed cells."

Can solar power my farming equipment?


Solar can offset the power required for your equipment whether it be irrigation equipment, milking equipment, or general farm essentials.

My land floods in the Spring. Can I still install solar?


The modules can be installed in areas that flood, however the electrical equipment cannot. Insurance will be higher for a PV system in an area that floods versus an area that does not.

Can my land be converted back to agricultural land after the life of the solar system?


Yes. After the lifespan of a solar system (20-25 years) land can be reverted back into agricultural use.

Guest Blog: Why a PV System is the Right Choice for Your Farm

Published to the Conservation Council of New Brunswick: As one of New Brunswick’s crucial community farmers, you are providing food for many — but just what can we bring to the table for you? The usage of solar energy is becoming more and more popular in society, and people are wondering why they should buy a PV system for their farm...