David Sparks Ph.D.
David Sparks Ph.D.
If you go to Auric Solar's website, you can read a list of benefits that they say you will gain if you and your farm go solar. Let me read an abbreviated list to

• Lock in your power bill meaning no more rising energy costs

• Pay for solar with money you were paying the power company

• Enjoy tax incentives at both the state and federal levels

• Reduce your carbon footprint

• Increase the overall value of your farm

Auric's solar panels can be installed on rooftops or ground mounts. Once in place, Auric in cooperation with power companies wires the solar energy to work alongside traditional power sources. Farm owner Carrie Smith says the savings in power costs over the next 4 to 6 years will pay for her solar system with no added expenses for maintenance. "It has a 25 year guarantee and Auric Solar maintains it." Auric Solar will also help new customers wade through the various incentives offered with solar powered systems. From state and federal tax incentives to affordable financing programs offered through grant programs from USDA. Farmer Smith: "and then your lifetime is 3.65 MW. That is year to date. 3.65 MW is just from the end of October 2015 so we are just getting started." The company is based primarily in Idaho and Utah and if you are interested in learning more go to

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