850kWdc solar system, Brantley Farming Co. Photo and article courtesy of SRPS.

Solar & Renewable Power Systems (SRPS) is walking the talk. The firm’s slogan, “Energize the future with Solar,” is quite literally what they are doing. SRPS has been working on two new projects in Arkansas just a few months after the groundbreaking Stratton Seed Solar project in Arkansas County was completed in 2018.

SRPS recently completed work on an 850KW install in England, Ark., and is in the beginning construction phase of a 3MW install also located in central Arkansas. The 850kWdc solar system is on Highway 165 between England and Keo and is owned by Brantley Farming Co. The Brantley family has been farming in the region for several generations. Today, with more than one million bushels of grain storage, 150 irrigation wells and three generations later, Laudies and Dow Brantley farm over 10,000 acres of land. The Brantleys’ goal is to help feed and clothe the world.

“Conservation and sustainable farming have been long-standing practices for us,” said Dow Brantley. “Our new solar system is another example of our focus on sustainable farming, and will help offset our energy consumption as well as reduce our carbon footprint. It is key to helping us achieve our goals and will provide steady production for generations to come.”

SRPS installed 2,348 solar modules on single-axis tracking systems for Brantley Farming Co. The single-axis tracker allows for a more efficient collection of sunlight throughout the year while requiring very little maintenance. During the construction process, SRPS utilized local labor and local components in order to help economically grow the local community. The solar project undertaken and completed would not have been possible without the assistance of the Arkansas Public Service Commission as well as Entergy Arkansas.

“There are many social and economic benefits that solar energy provides,” said Francisco Jung, SRPS Business Development Manager. “Not only do SRPS’ projects help protect the environment by reducing our carbon footprint, but they also help create more jobs and help the local community and economy.”

SRPS, headquartered in Jackson, Tenn., is a division of Paradoxe Corporation, a Woman-Owned Business certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S.

“SRPS is honored to be able to contribute green energy to society and greatly appreciates our employees and clients for sharing a vision of success by helping our planet,” said Jill Emerson, Paradoxe President and CEO. “SRPS’ goal is to make everyone aware of the importance of solar energy and to maximize the growth of solar power in the US.”