Experts in Solar for Pig, Poultry and Dairy Farmers. For all of Your Agricultural Needs
Why Choose Solar PV for Your Farm?
- Reduced Energy Costs.
- Solar energy can significantly reduce electricity bills for your farming operations, leaving you with more resources for your business.
- Energy Independence.
- By generating your own electricity, solar PV and farms can reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources and stabilise operational costs.
- The electricity generated by solar panels can power lighting, ventilation, heating, cooling, and other essential equipment.
- MarVal Power’s Solar PV systems provide a reliable power source, ensuring your farm operations continue without interruption.
- Once installed, they require minimal maintenance and have a lifespan of 25-30 years or more.
- Net Metering.
- Excess energy generated during sunny periods can be fed back into the grid, allowing your farm to earn credits or receive payments from utility companies.
- Long-Term Investment.
- While there is an initial investment in installing solar panels, the long-term financial benefits and energy savings make it a viable and wise investment for farmers.
- Environmental Impact.
- Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source, leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and a smaller carbon footprint for farming operations.
- By embracing solar energy, you’re continuing to reinforce your sustainable farming practices.
- Making a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a decision that benefits your farm and long term security.
How Solar PV and Farming Works
- Solar panels, installed strategically on rooftops or ground-mounted arrays, capture sunlight.
- Photovoltaic cells within the panels absorb sunlight and generate a flow of electric current.
- Inverter Conversion.
- Direct current (DC) electricity produced by the panels is converted into alternating current (AC) electricity by the inverter.
- Usable Electricity.
- The AC electricity is ready to power various electrical devices and systems on the farm.
Grants and Support for Solar PV and Agriculture including Pig, Poultry and Dairy Farming
PV Installation – Paul Tully, Pig Farmer Co. Laois, Talks Solar and Savings
- Energy Cost Concerns.
- Rising energy costs prompted Paul to explore alternative energy sources.
- Solar PV presented itself as a logical choice for long-term energy cost reduction.
- Payback Period.
- Paul’s primary concern was the payback period.
- With MarVal Power’s expertise and assistance, he will have a promising payback period of around 4-5 years, achieving a remarkable 20% annual return on investment.
- System Quality.
- Paul wanted assurance regarding system quality and projected generation integrity.
- MarVal Power’s commitment to proper installation and quality panels, backed by real-time monitoring, addressed these concerns.
- Contractor Selection.
- Paul chose MarVal Power because he felt we were genuine.
- He appreciated the step-by-step guidance provided by Stan, one of technical experts from MarVal Power.
- TAMS Application.
- The project encountered a few challenges related to TAMS approval, which MarVal Power navigated competently.
- Obtaining TAMS approval was well worth it, with grants covering 40% to 60% of costs.
- Avoided rising electricity costs despite an unfavourable year.
- A projected 12% annual return on investment.
- Quick payback period of 4-5 years.
- MarVal Power’s commitment to thorough installation process and quality panels.
- Immediate switch-on after installation completion.
- Planning and Assessment.
- Our team conducted a thorough site assessment to determine the optimal solar panel placement for maximum energy generation.
- The solar panels, inverter, and associated equipment were carefully installed according to industry best practices.
- Testing and Commissioning.
- Rigorous testing ensured that the system was functioning optimally and ready to produce clean energy.
- Ongoing Monitoring.
- Our solar PV system is equipped with monitoring tools to track energy production, ensuring its efficiency over time.