Dairy producers all around the globe are always looking to reduce the energy cost of their production. Streamlining the processes and becoming more eco-friendly while reducing their cost are more important than ever. It is important to note that the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture (via the Shared Risk Trust – FIRCO) has been an advocate for the promotion and the adoption of efficient renewable energy technologies such as the solar, wind and biogas amongst others. The windows for applications are open, approval processes are clear, transparent and very simple.
In the state of Coahuila, which is in the Northeast of Mexico, close to the US border, some farmers took action and started installing PV systems to produce portions of the energy they use themselves. The dairy farm “El Fenix” is located in a village known as “Coyote”, very close to three cities known as “La Laguna”, hometown of the Santos Soccer Team.
The farm, with about 800 milking cows, needed a solution for shading the feed bunker. KACO new energy partner Intelimeter installed 300 modules of Kaneka hybrid thin film. Three KACO new energy XP10 inverters are powering the 33kW system, which now cools down the entire feed bunker.
Karsten Mall, Sales Manager at KACO new energy says: ““It is great to see how Mexico is becoming a stronger solar PV market. More and more businesses start to realize that solar PV provides a lot of financial benefits besides just helping our environment or in this particular case to provide shading for the cows.”
Intelimeter is a private company dedicated to providing clean and renewable energy products and services. The company is offering products and services that help lower electrical bills significantly and improve the country’s energy portfolio by offering excellent renewable energy services. In this particular case, Intelimeter’s solutions allow Mexican dairy producers to reduce their electricity spending and simultaneously reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by using PV on stables and offices.