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Norbut Solar Farms was founded on our passion for sustainability and desire to see renewable energy projects complement the communities they serve.
With over 20 years of development, construction and historical restoration experience in New York State, we take pride in our holistic approach to developing solar farms while preserving the environmental integrity of the land.
What We Do
We leverage our experience and passion for sustainability in everything that we do.
Identifying the appropriate location for a solar farm is the first step in our process. We recognize the importance of preserving New York’s farm land which is why we strive to only build our solar farms on land this is not suitable for traditional agriculture. While most developers focus on the aspects that are in their best interest, we consider the impact our farms will have on the surrounding community for decades to come.
This is why we also try to integrate other organic farming elements like clover for the honey bees and sustainable, green townhome developments like Ranches At The Farm to our parcels.
Solar Farms Explained
A solar farm is a parcel of land that hosts an array of solar photovoltaic panels. The panels are attached to a ground-mounted racking system that provides a safe and secure structure for solar energy production, even in New York!
The power produced by our solar farms is then fed into the electrical grid, which results in clean, cost effective energy for our customers and the surrounding community.
With a proven track record for successful development, Norbut Solar Farms is able to procure the very best financing structure for our projects that considers the needs of our neighbors. If you invest in one of our Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), there are no upfront costs to you to purchase clean energy from our farm.
We partner with the best installation crews in the business to ensure our farms meet all of the safety and production standards set forth by governing agencies.
Operations & Maintenance
Since we purchase the land we build on, we are extremely sensitive to the natural screening, banishment of pesticide use, and overall aesthetics of the farms. Our installation and decommissioning methods are extremely efficient and the panels are 96% recyclable at the end of their 25+ year lifespan as explained in greater detail by GreenMatch.
We try to source local labor and materials as much as possible, and regular site visits ensure our maintenance teams are delivering on our commitments to the communities we serve.
By owning the land versus leasing, we are able to reduce our costs and offer power to our customers at a much more competitive rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a collection of questions that are commonly asked by our clients.
What is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)?
Our PPA allows your business or institution to lock in low, clean energy rates for a long range of time. The energy credits can be applied to charges on your entire electric bill, not just to kilowatts of electricity used.
What are the upfront costs for an individual or business to benefit from a solar farm?
None. Our customers only pay for the power that is produced and assigned to their utility account, which costs less than what is currently being paid to the utility company.
When will I see savings?
Immediately. Because there is no up-front investment required for building-mounted systems and sufficient electrical meters, monitoring systems and roof enhancements, our customers see real savings on their utility bill right away.
What type of upgrades will I need to make to my building?
None. Energy credits are electronically allocated to our customers through their utility provider each month. All of the power-generating equipment is located offsite at our solar farms.
Do energy credits purchased count toward carbon emission reduction goals?
Yes. Buying power from our solar farms is a great way to meet governmental and organizational sustainability milestones, freeing up budgetary dollars to pursue other green investment initiatives.
What happens when I use more electricity than the solar farm is producing, like on a snowy day?
You are still a utility company customer so any gap between your usage versus our farm production will still be provided by the utility at your current rate.
What if I am currently receiving power from an ESCO or other third-party provider?
This is not a problem. Purchasing solar power from our farm only compounds the savings you are already receiving from your current provider.
How do I pay my bill?
You will be invoiced monthly at your agreed-upon PPA rate with Norbut Solar Farms.
How do I learn more?
Feel free to call us anytime at 585-426-2517 for more information or use the button below to send us an e-mail.
With your permission, we will do all of the work to collect your data from the utility company and show you what your potential savings could be, all at no cost to your organization!
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