Nuance Energy Advantage: Rapid deployment with the Osprey PowerPlatform due to no geotechnical report, no skilled labor, and no heavy equipment.
Like many farmers throughout Central Valley, the Bushnells were caught off guard when PG&E suddenly changed its rates at the end of 2015. The utility decided to switch from an AG-ICE schedule to an AG5 plan, which essentially doubled the Bushnell’s monthly energy spending.
In just 2016 alone, total electricity expenses across both farms would increase by more than $136,000. And with grid prices trending upwards, the Bushnells knew that future years would become even more expensive. As the family begin exploring their solar options, they soon realized they could qualify for much cheaper AG4 pricing by installing photovoltaic (PV) panels.
AgWell Solar installed 846.3 kW of Suniva OPTimus PV panels using Nuance Energy’s Osprey PowerPlatform – a lightweight, modular ground-mounted solar racking system. The Osprey is panel agnostic, meaning it can accept any mainstream PV module technology.
In just the first year alone, the Bushnell family saved roughly $208,000 from their clean power investment. Those savings will only continue to grow as grid prices keep trending upwards. In fact, over the 25-year warrantied lifetime of the Osprey PowerPlatform, the Bushnells expect to save over $6,524,000. Equally impressive are the environmental savings, with more than 741 tons of CO2 offset in the first year of operation alone. In lay terms, this is equivalent to removing 555 cars from the road or planting 444 trees.
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The Bushnells’ experience is hardly unique. Solar is an infinitely scalable technology that – when combined with the Osprey PowerPlatform – offers unprecedented flexibility and control over your energy spending.
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To learn more about this revolutionary ground mount solar racking technology, schedule a free consultation with Nuance Energy today.