Solar for Farming and Agriculture

Optimize energy production for a sustainable operation

Blue Oak Energy is aware of the many challenges facing the farming and agricultural industry. Investing in an industrial solar installation at farming, cold storage, or water pumping locations can help you meet these challenges head on by reducing costs and paving the way for a more sustainable operation. Whether you are looking to optimize energy for water pumping, improve your cold storage facility, or just want to offset your operating costs, the folks at Blue Oak Energy will provide expert guidance every step of the way.

Solar Projects: Farming and Agriculture

Green Acres

  • Elk Grove, CA
  • 5.0MWp (4.0MWac)
  • SMUD

This utility scale solar facility is constructed in a 100 year FEMA floodplain and therefore required some special design considerations from our civil, structural and electrical engineering staff. Blue Oak acted as the full service civil, structural and electrical engineer for the project which is spread across 2 distinct parcels of property. We worked closely with the installing contractor and the utility to meet some stringent interconnection requirements.

Gridley Solar Generation Facility

  • Gridley, CA
  • 4.2 MW
  • Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)

The Gridley Solar Farm was designed and constructed by Blue Oak Energy in 2012. The electricity generated by the 25 acre Gridley solar facility is directed to the City of Gridley and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Engineering and permitting was accomplished in nearly 8 weeks and construction was completed in approximately 18 weeks.

Putah Creek

  • Yolo County, CA
  • 2.6 MWp
  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

The Putah Creek Solar Farm is a distributed generation solar facility which was engineered and constructed by Blue Oak in 2014. This is one of the first Electric-Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (E-REMAT) program solar facilities to be installed on the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) controlled electrical grid. We co-developed the project and proposed the ideal solutions to fully permit and construct this solar farm while also maximizing the project's financial returns.

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