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Market Opportunities

Solar-powered Wells at Pitney Meadows Community Farm

January 25, 2021

Pitney Meadows Community Farm

Pitney Meadows Community Farm (PMCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2016, seeks qualified bidders for the development of solar powered wells on 15-20 acres of farm fields utilized for the production of vegetable crops. The farm has an existing point well system which is expected to continue to expand in the next few years. Water is accessible at a depth of between 20 and 25 feet and is plentiful.

In addition, the farm seeks to create sufficient solar power to operate a series of up to 5 greenhouses located in a cluster together with a pole barn anticipated to be used for equipment storage and minor maintenance operations.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified firms to design and install the necessary components of a solar energy system (panels, inverter(s), racking and battery storage unit(s) (if desired) to power multiple farming operations including wells, pumps, fans, greenhouse panel motors, wireless controllers, lights, and minor tools.

NOTE: The installation of solar panels on PMCF is governed by strict language in an easement held by the City of Saratoga Springs, which limits the use of the farm, the activities which can be conducted there, and the facilities which can be constructed. Solar panels generating power for the purpose of supporting farm operations are permitted under the easement. Installation of solar panels for the purpose of generating power to be used by others than the farm are not permitted.

Responses and questions may be addressed to

Questions will be accepted through February 1, 2021.

Responses are due February 15, 2021 by 5:00pm.

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