Dairy Farm Solar Water Heating Systems
In recent years, there has been a significant focus on environmentally friendly and sustainable food production. Customers are demanding to learn more about where their food comes from and how it is produced, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. One way businesses can maximize their space while minimizing their environmental impact is by using solar power.
Here at SunEarth, we understand that the dairy industry requires large amounts of water for successful operations and a major part of their costs. Our dairy industry solar water heating systems can provide a constant supply of hot water at a fraction of the cost of traditional gas or electric heating systems. These cost savings can help you reduce your costs, significantly improving profit margins in an environmentally friendly way.
Dairy farms require a steady flow of hot water so that they can clean equipment in accordance with state and federal health and safety regulations. SunEarth's solar hot water heaters for dairy farms provide an eco-friendly solution for various applications:
- Machine Washing
- Tank Washing
- Cleaning Pipes
- Cleaning Dairy Parlor
- Bottle Washing
- Sterilization Processes
- Staff Areas Such As Restrooms
- Preheating Systems
Why Choose Solar Water Heating for Dairy Farms?
Dairy farms and businesses use a large amount of hot water in the production process. Heating water equates to 40% of total energy usage in a typical dairy barn. This obviously can have a massive impact on the bottom line, especially during peak production times.
Installing a dairy industry solar water heating system provides many benefits for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
- Reduce Operating Costs - Dairy Farms use large amounts of hot water for safe and efficient production. Solar water heating systems provide a continuous supply of hot water for your business at a fraction of the cost of gas boiler systems.
- Add Value To Your Brand - Businesses that install solar water heater systems can highlight this on their packaging, website, and marketing material. As solar water heating systems reduce carbon emissions, your commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly production will gain a lot of positive attention from customers.
- Cost-Effective - Solar water heating systems for the dairy industry will save you money on your monthly energy bills. Also, dairy farms that install solar water heating systems may be eligible for state or federal grants and tax credits, which will reduce the upfront costs and the overall payback period. The minimal maintenance and protection from fluctuations in gas prices make solar water heating systems highly cost-effective for dairy businesses of all sizes.
Hy-Point Dairy Farms operates a dairy products company in Delaware. They use hot water and electricity for processing dairy products.
They have just completed the first step in the solar project, the building of three Truckports to support the collectors and solar panels. Two small Truckports will have 121 KW of solar electric systems installed.
To learn more about this project, view the case study!