Mini Solar Farms

Solar Imby is a developer of solar and electric vehicle products and services. We also offer business development and communications services. We help startups and SMEs in various phases of their early stage life cycle.

We are working on projects that un-tap the most solar power in the region on unwanted land in Eastern Washington and re-selling it to the grid.

Here is one scenario:

PROPOSED MINI SOLAR FARM, CENTRAL WA.:  ELLENSBURG – YAKIMA WASHINGTON

50 KILOWATT MINI SOLAR FARM PRODUCTION
Est. Costs per kilowatt = $800  (parts included)
Produces 68,869 kilowatts/ year

Monthly Solar Radiation
( kWh / m2 / day ) AC Energy ( kWh ) Energy Value ( $ )
January         2.31                     3,091                              311
February      3.68                      4,309                             433
March           4.98                      6,357                             639
April              5.26                      6,320                             635
May               6.07                      7,240                             728
June               6.37                     7,273                             731

July                6.81                     7,684                             772
August           6.58                     7,561                            760
September    6.21                     7,040                            707
October         4.85                     5,879                            591
November    2.51                      3,165                            318
December     2.22                     2,948                            296
Annual          4.82                   68,867                      $ 6,921

Source: NREL, DOE

* It would take an estimated 7-8 years to pay off the expenses associated with purchase of land and solar arrays.

* Grid-tie is an additional factor.

* An additional wind farm on the same property could cut that pay off period to 3-4 years, and double the monthly income  and energy generated. More research on wind for this region is needed.

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