If you have unused and underused land, you can make extra money, reduce your workload and protect the environment.
Farmers CARE, a nonprofit organization, is helping farmers and landowners diversify their income by placing solar panels on their land. Unlike traditional farming, solar farms require less work.
The rent from use of the land provides financial security when crop yields falter.
How it works
Identify your available land.
As little as ¼ acre is enough to generate about 216,650 kW per year.
Agree to a 30-year lease agreement with Farmers CARE.
Solar energy farming is a long-term endeavor. Our private partners must first pay off the loan needed for the solar panels, which could take up to seven years. An average acre of solar panels costs $1 million.
Receive $500 per acre every year while the solar panel loan is being paid off by our private partners. Once the loan is paid, you’ll get $15,000 per acre every year for the life of the solar panels.
Funds are also available to maintain vegetation, install protective fencing, and conduct nutrient pollution reduction in some drainage ditches.
Why We Do This
Farmers CARE, founded by people with extensive experience in environmental protection, is dedicated to preserving the Delaware Estuary. Solar energy farming generates a commission that will be used for future projects. Committed farmers placing parcels of land into solar would restore innumerable acres of sustainable livable space to attract quail, rabbit, dragonflies, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies.
You pay nothing to get started.
Farmers CARE covers all expenses for:
Your participation in the Farmers CARE will directly help restore the former grandeur of the Delaware Estuary.
Are you a for-profit organization looking for a renewable energy source?
Farmers CARE is looking for regional utility or private companies ready to buy the power produced by solar energy farming. As investors, you would receive renewable energy at a fraction of the cost of traditional energy — and you would be part of a larger project to preserve the Delaware Estuary.
To learn more, contact David O. Rickards at