Designed by farmers for farmers
Are you a sheep farmer? United Agrivoltaics will help you secure local solar grazing opportunities for your flock on fenced-in solar sites.
When it comes to solar grazing site access for farmers, we've learned that you do not need to recreate the wheel. United Agrivoltaics is experienced getting sheep farmers access to solar sites for grazing because we are farmers too. We can offer access to sites that have been developed with dual-use and solar grazing in mind. We have gathered strong industry support with our experience and our duplicatable process.
Most developers are steeped in a culture of legal contracts, red tape, and are often stuck in a traditional maintenance mindset. This leaves site access an uphill battle for the small family farmers who are competing with commercial contractors and large land management companies. We are here to level the playing field with our ready-made contracts, successful solar grazing track records, standardized pricing and a sales team working to lock in acreage in your area to allow for stress free access and operations.
Innovation - Driven Solutions
As a UA farmer you can simply add a DBA “doing business as” to your existing farm company. With the proper insurances you gain access to as much solar in your area as you are comfortable taking on, logos, hats, shirts, signs, PPE gear, and a standardized pricing matrix for out-of-scope work as well as a network of farmers for livestock sales, purchases and transportation.
We provide the needed structure for compliancy to maintain the solar vegetation at industry acceptable standards. We have a central office and our toll-free number for dispatch so we can maintain corporate relations and open prospects for additional revenue. All this so you can focus on what you love Farming!
Tomorrow's Agriculture Starts Today
Welcome to the UA team, the nation’s first solar farming franchise, with operations much like a co-op. We offer the most flexible growth driven opportunities for our farmers. With solar farms all across the country we have the most diverse and capable team ready to help you grow your family farm. Whether it's getting paid annually to feed your existing animals, gain access to new lands, expanding your head count or using your former pastures for hay, there is always a reason to join. Since 2015 we have been building a reputation for excellence in the industry with both farmers and developers paving the way for small farms to unite and to gain access on solar. As a UA farmer not only do you gain access to solar in your area but you are part of a team with ready outlets for lamb sales, access to livestock for growth and of course additional farm revenue as your sheep perform a needed service.
Our team developed United Agrivoltaics with solutions in mind. Our model can…
Reduce the carbon emissions from gas-powered lawn equipment
Reduce the manpower hours that tedious solar equipment vegetation demands
Eliminate the need for herbicides on solar sites
Reduce the cost of solar vegetation maintenance
But that’s not all. The United Agrivoltaics model easily allows farmers to…
Boost income from existing flocks
Enrich sub-soil on the land
Enhance the local economy
Provide eco-friendly practices for a high-demand industry
Gain local PR due to sustainability relevance
It is critical to continue educating ourselves and others about the best practices of sustainable solar site maintenance. We have made it our goal to share our knowledge through classes, seminars, and work shops, with the help of great local and international companies, and the wonderful folks at the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
We work with and train farmers on how to promote eco-friendly land management options. However, solar contracts are tricky and require specialized insurances. Not all farmers are equipped for dealing with the red tape. So, for many, we acquire the contracts and demonstrate to the solar site land owners that using sheep is both profitable and beneficial, for their project and for future generations.
Your success matters to us. Your first line of support is your Field Consultant, partnering with you for all problem-solving needs for your business to operate a maximum potential.
United Agrivoltaics is a step into a low-competition, generally fragmented space. You will have a head start in a growing market with tools to solve the aforementioned problems that plague the industry. The very best franchise partners will have experience with animals, but this is not a requirement.
Sales and Contracts:
Our centralized dispatch and toll-free number offer additional prospects for added revenue boosts. We’ll help you obtain annual contracts so you can concentrate on doing what you love.
Through our intuitive training program, we will work to fill in the gaps of knowledge regarding solar grazing, train you on sales techniques, and educate you on the logistics surrounding operation.
Our approach to solar vegetation maintenance secures a better planet for future generations! Be a part of keeping the earth healthy, minimizing our carbon footprint, and reducing the strain on our soil and air.
The First Step to United Agrivoltaics Ownership
Our team wants to hear from you! To get started, fill out the form and let us know your level of interest.
The United Agrivoltaics Team Meets You!
Let’s get to know one another! We will schedule a virtual or in-person meeting to go over additional questions and details.
Discover the Difference
United Agrivoltaics invites you in for an up close and personal look at our operation. Discovery Day is the time to ask questions and get a feel for how United Agrivoltaics is operated.
Next, our team will send you a copy of the United Agrivoltaics Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for your review. You will have 14 days to review the document.
Apply For Financing
After the FDD review, this is the time to apply for financing if needed!
Your Ownership is Official!
As we move forward, you will review our FA (franchise agreement), sign the appropriate documents, and make your franchise ownership official. You are now an United Agrivoltaics franchise partner!
In-Depth Training Starts Here
Our training program is simple and straightforward, packed full with everything you need to know to operate, launch, and sustain your United Agrivoltaics franchise. Once you launch, our field support team is always here to help!