Keeping the farm, farming

Benefits of Agrivoltaics

Why Communities Like It

Agrivoltaics provides economic, social, and environmental benefits.

Farm Viability

Hyperion’s designs prioritize farming over the project's life, ensuring that a community’s farmland and farm families continue to be an important part of its identity and heritage.

Because agrivoltaics include a solar payment in addition to the crops or products grown in and around the solar array, it is also part of a larger strategy for farm viability.

This allows many farmers to retire, knowing their land is in good hands. New and next-generation farmers can then purchase or inherit the farm and face a more certain economic future.

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Economic Benefits

Agrivoltaics ensures that economic benefits stay within the local community by both stimulating agricultural activities and generating significant personal property tax and sales tax revenue for the local community.

The projects also have the potential to offer local construction jobs at the beginning of the project life, agricultural jobs throughout its operation, and decommissioning and recycling jobs at the end of its useful life.

elevated solar offers dual use options for economic viability

Community Benefits

Our agrivoltaic projects benefit the community by simultaneously providing food and cleaner, affordable, and reliable electricity at the same site. Agrivoltaics has the potential to integrate with educational programs, community events, and local research projects.

The production of clean electricity in combination with agriculture also reduces dependence on fossil fuels, supports clean air initiatives, reduces contamination risks, and benefits societal health.

woman picking peppers under agrivoltaics system

Environmental Benefits

Hyperion’s agrivoltaic designs also provide environmental benefits.

Our projects reflect a commitment to avoiding sensitive wildlife habitats, providing adequate vegetation buffers along streams or waterways, and addressing wildlife circulation coordinators.

Because the land remains in active farming, rather than being converted to residential development or non-farm development, minimal impervious surfaces are on site, allowing for continued groundwater replenishment.

Beekeeper In Front Of Solar Panels