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This fact sheet outlines considerations for using solar-powered irrigation in Utah:
• Solar powered irrigation (SPI) is becoming more cost effective and practical to consider on the farm as the cost of alternative sources of energy are rising.
• Irrigators can now benefit from incentives such as tax credits to help offset costs.
• Investing in solar provides more independence from price fluctuations and energy shortages.
• Considerations for SPI systems include energy demand of the irrigation system, type and value of crops grown, available incentives and support, cost and accessibility of alternative energy sources, and multiple uses of the generated solar power energy.
Mufute, N., Yost, M., Barker, B., Taylor, K., Nelson, M., Violett, R., & Gale, J. (2022). Ten considerations for solar-powered irrigation in Utah [Fact sheet]. Utah State University Extension.