Future Ready Dairy Systems

Dairy Australia


Solar: a better solution to inadequate power supply

The Dohnts undertook to upgrade their hot water supply after experiencing ongoing problems with the power supply to the dairy – the load placed by the vat, milking machine and roller mill when combined with the hot water service during the afternoon milkings was too great for the local service.

The 24 solar hot water collectors to reduce mains electricity demand by the water heating requirements means that this system also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

The capital outlay for a solar system can be partly offset by a rebate linked to RECs (renewable energy certificates).

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