Check Out Our New Website: Cypress Creek Renewables – The Nation’s Largest Local Solar Farm Developer
March 1, 2016
Learn more about solar farms and our mission to make clean energy a reality for everyone!
Do you have a general interest in the growing local solar farm industry? Are you a landowner of 20+ continuous acres looking for ways to generate passive income? Are you a utility company or investor investigating new ways to integrate renewables into your portfolio? Are you a community member researching a new solar farm project in your area?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Cypress Creek Renewables’ new online home. We’ve redesigned our website to be an easy-to-navigate source of information about our company, our mission and the small, utility-scale solar farming industry.
As you navigate our new website, you’ll see that the information is organized to supply you with the information you need quickly and easily.
If you are a landowner, we hope you will visit our dedicated landowner section. Investors, communities and utilities all have dedicated pages as well. Our “How We Do It” page elaborates on our methods and the commitment to local stewardship that has made us the fastest-growing small-scale solar farm developer in the nation.
If you are interested in the people operating Cypress Creek Renewables, be sure to visit the “Who We Are” section. This is where you will find bios on our executive leadership and an explanation of our organizational structure.
What Is Small Utility-Scale Solar Farming?
Cypress Creek Renewables specializes in the development of small utility-scale solar farms. These are farms that generally sit on about 20–50 acres and produce from 2–25 megawatts of solar power. To give you a better idea of how much energy that is, the Solar Energy Industries Association estimates that one megawatt of solar energy can power about 164 homes, so that means our solar farms power anywhere from 328 to 4,100 local homes and businesses.
Why Go Small?
Small utility-scale solar farming is a good strategy for a number of reasons. First of all, there are simply not enough qualifying rooftops in the country to make solar a viable option for everyone who wants it. Smaller solar farms, which make the most efficient use of space and panel orientation, can be located close to existing utility transmission stations and deliver energy directly into the grid without major changes to infrastructure.
Second, smaller farms are more practical for the widespread implementation of solar. Most communities simply do not have the available acreage of land necessary for a large-scale development. Smaller farms help landowners generate passive income, and the land upon which a solar farm sits can even be used for other agricultural pursuits, such as beekeeping, wildflower cultivation or sheep grazing.
And finally, small solar farms do not have significant environmental impact. Small farms do not have as many erosion issues, they encroach far less on wildlife habitats, they are typically situated on already disturbed areas and, once the trees and shrubbery in the buffer zone have reached maturity, they are barely visible from the outside.
Cypress Creek Renewables is the nation’s largest developer of small-scale local solar farms.
To find out more about our process, visit the “What We Do” page next.