Solar for Farms
This report offers an overview of the potential for the use of solar water heating in dairy units.
This report offers an overview of the potential for the use of solar water heating in dairy units. It is intended both for dairy farmers interested in using solar water heating to cut their energy costs and reduce their environmental impacts, and for consultants and other interested parties evaluating the benefits of solar water heating to farmers, or the possibility of reducing agricultural carbon emissions. The report documents the concepts users need to know before choosing or designing a solar water heating system.
Heating water with sunlight is one of the most straightforward uses of renewable energy. Very simply, water in a dark container will heat up if left in the sunlight.