Solar3D SUNworks Secures Agricultural Solar Projects

Solar3D SUNworks Secures Agricultural Solar Projects

Solar3D, Inc, a leading provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, announced that it has just secured contracts for the design and installation of agricultural solar projects for Payne Brothers Ranches (Payne Farms) in Woodland, California and a large rice farm based in Pleasant Grove, California. The use of solar power to save on energy costs is a natural solution in agricultural, an industry also powered by the sun.

Located in Woodland, CA, Payne Brothers Ranches are run by Robert and William A. Payne. The power used to operate the farm can be generated by photovoltaic cells, utilizing the open space of the farm for long- and short-term savings. To address these objectives, SUNworks presented a plan for the implementation of a 1 megawatt (MW) DC fixed tilt ground mount solar system designed to provide power for 19 wells and a nut hulling facility. Following construction, it is anticipated that the $2 million contract's system will achieve cost savings for the farm of more than $7.2 million over a period of 25 years.

The Pleasant Grove rice farm, owned and operated by Richard and Laura Nelson, is yet another agricultural organization to turn to SUNworks for the purposes of implementing a solar system that would improve energy efficiencies and reduce overall costs. The $1 million contract agrees on the design and installation of a 435 kilowatt (kW) fixed ground mount, which will provide the farm with the ability to offset multiple meters from a single installation, or interconnection point, through Aggregated Net Metering. It is anticipated that the system will achieve cost savings for the farm of approximately $4.8 million over a period of 25 years.

“Our team continues to generate organic interest from farming organizations throughout the region who turn to the SUNworks team for energy solutions tailored to meet the needs of their operation,” said Abe Emard, CEO of SUNworks. “These partnerships, like many before them, are results of our track record for providing the absolute highest quality yet cost effective solar systems for those within the agricultural industry.”

About Solar3D, Inc.

Solar3D, a leading provider of solar power solutions, is focused on the design, installation and management of solar power systems for commercial, agricultural and residential customers. Solar3D's technology division is developing a patent-pending 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity. The Solar3D Cell collects sunlight from a wide angle and lets light bounce around in 3-dimensional microstructures on the solar cell surface. The Company's mission is to further the widespread adoption of solar power by deploying affordable, state-of-the-art systems and developing breakthrough new solar technologies.

To learn more about Solar3D, Inc. visit their site,

About SUNworks

SUNworks is a commercial and residential division of Solar3D, Inc., a leading solar power company and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell. SUNworks is focused on the design, installation and management of solar systems for agricultural, commercial, and residential customers. SUNworks has delivered hundreds of 2.5 kilowatt to 1-megawatt commercial systems and has the capability to deliver systems as big as 25 megawatts. SUNworks serves commercial, agricultural and residential customers throughout California and Nevada.

SUNworks has cemented its reputation as a premier provider of solar to the agricultural industry, a high growth area for which solar energy is ideally suited,” said Jim Nelson, CEO of Solar3D. “We believe this trend will only grow as the price of solar steadily declines. With our customer service track record of providing not only results, but ongoing support, we are confident that the agricultural community will continue to respond with organic referrals.”

To learn more about SUNworks, visit