The Witman Farm, an Avocado Farm in Escondido has an installation designed by Sullivan Solar Power to power the agricultural meter serving the well pumps. This is a ground-mounted installation located at the base of the hill at this privately owned farm. In addition to the solar installation, Sullivan installed a brand new service panel for the existing electrical equipment and the new solar connection. Comprised of 112 Sharp solar modules which were manufactured in the United States, this system is expected to produce 43,248kWhrs per year.
The cost of running well pumps can make or break an agricultural business. Ours now run on the sun. In a few years the system will be paid off, but the panels will continue to generate electricity for the next 30 or 40 years, maybe longer. Even while we are paying off the system, its cheaper than buying the energy from the utility company.