Snohomish Conservation District co-hosted a solar workshop and farm tour on October 5th that allowed people to see a working system on a local farm and learn about incentives for solar projects on farms.
The tour took place at Rent’s Due Ranch where a 24.64 KW system was installed on the barn roof by Fire Mountain Solar from Mount Vernon. The system offsets 75% of the farm’s electric bill, which powers greenhouse fans, refrigeration, and power for a small office. The farmer was able to take advantage of federal tax credits, a Snohomish PUD Solar Express rebate, the state production incentive, a USDA Rural Energy for America program (REAP) grant and net metering with Snohomish PUD.
The event was sponsored by Seattle Tilth with funding from the Department of Commerce.