6 April 2022

Farming is known for its all-consuming nature – financially, physically, and mentally. While we often think of farms as being home to cattle and produce, our idea of farming is evolving. Solar farming represents the future of the industry. By switching your farm’s output to producing electricity, you can earn a guaranteed income without paying overheads.

At Green Switch, we’re helping farms future-proof their land by turning them into solar farms. By switching from regular farming to solar farming, you’ll earn passive income while helping the country meet its sustainability goals. With payments of aound £1,000 per acre per year, solar farms allow you to turn sunshine into cash.

We’re explaining how solar farms make money by converting sunshine into energy. If you’re looking for ways to repurpose your farmland to earn money without putting in hard hours of labouring, solar farming is the niche you want to explore.

The potential of solar farming

Farming families and landowners all face a common problem. How can they utilise their land in a way that creates a sustainable income without losing money with rising overheads and limited government support? Enter solar farming – the future of the industry. With lifestyles like veganism on the rise, switching from traditional to solar farming allows you to future-proof your farm.

Solar farming does exactly what it says on the tin. It takes existing farmland and uses it as a factory for placing hundreds of large-scale solar panels that are pointed at an angle towards the sun that optimises their potential. The energy harnessed by these solar panels is then used as a renewable form of energy for commercial and residential use in the surrounding areas and beyond.

For most landowners, solar farming is a win-win. It creates passive income without the overheads and allows you to put your land to work, maximising its potential. If you’ve inherited land or a farm and want to earn money from it without putting in long hours, solar power is your solution.

We’re looking at how solar farms are turning sunshine into energy – while earning the farm owner’s a pretty penny in the process. With the growing demand for renewable energy as we create a more sustainable future, solar farming is a win-win for landowners across the country.

How solar farming works – an overview

If there’s one thing you can rely on in life, it’s that the sun will come up tomorrow. While you can’t predict the future of cattle or dairy farming, we can take comfort in the knowledge that solar power is the future of renewable energy. But how does solar farming work?

It’s a relatively straightforward process and involves switching your land to support solar energy production. Once your solar panels are installed, the maintenance cost is slim to none. By utilising the free resource of the sun’s energy, you can create affordable, sustainable, and environmentally safe electricity.

With our requirement of at least 40 acres of land, large-scale farms can continue their daily operations and benefit from their new environmental credentials. Consumers and business partners are making decisions based on the sustainability of organisations – with farming being no exception. Exploring solar farming can make your traditional farming more lucrative as well.

The return on investment (ROI) of solar farming far outstretches that of traditional farming. With the help of Green Switch, you don’t have to worry about putting down the investment for your solar panels. We take of everything from start to finish – all while paying you a fair price for using your land. 

Instead of sowing seeds or caring for cattle, solar farming involves installing large-scale solar panels that are ground-mounted across your property to harness solar energy. This form of solar energy production is more lucrative than residential solar panels due to the scales of economics, creating a more cost-effective system. The placement of solar panels across farms also allows them to maximise their potential by removing buildings that can act as an obstructor of sunlight.

With the government and consumers looking for sustainable and environmental energy sources, solar farming represents an untapped market. Rising energy bills, draining levels of fossil fuels, and climate change concerns are driving the switch towards renewable energy from people of every walk of life. All it takes is 40 acres of land to start your journey in solar farming.

How to become a solar farmer with Green Switch

Are you interested in exploring the potential of solar farming? You’ve come to the right place. At Green Switch, we work with farmers and landowners to rent their property to develop our renewable energy projects. Come rain or shine, we’re guaranteeing you a fixed payment per acre. If you’re wondering where the future of farming is, the sky’s the limit.

With traditional farming income decreasing, solar farming offers you a way of making passive income on land that is otherwise being underutilised. Most of our partners earn around £1,000 per acre per year – a price that is guaranteed for up to the next 40 years and indexed according to inflation rates. No other form of farming offers you a guaranteed, fixed income that you can rely on.

Our solar energy projects won’t require you to pay a penny. Green Switch invests our own capital in the planning and legal costs – as well as everything else, from the installation to maintenance of our solar panels. Solar panels are famous for being low maintenance, producing a renewable energy source 365 days a year.

All we require is at least 75 acres of land guaranteed for at least the next 30-40 years to convert your empty farmland into a solar farm that turns sunshine into energy then into cash. You can sit back and enjoy the passive income and environmental credentials that our solar panels add to your farm.

By unlocking the potential of solar farming, you can utilise the power of passive income while helping our planet overcome climate change. Are you looking to find out more about our solar farming initiative? Get in touch with us here.