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Agriculture energy - how IU Energy helps the sector with solutions

In the first place, IU Energy has broad experience of energy in Agriculture and farms. After all, we’re based in a rural area. Coupled with seventeen years of trading, our work in the sector is widespread.

Generally speaking, we supply renewable and sustainable technology to working farms. Similarly, we work with those who are diversifying.

Agriculture and sustainable energy. A natural fit

To be sure, the use of energy in Agriculture is comparatively high. Therefore, investing in renewable energy and technology is a particularly promising idea. As an illustration, wind, solar, and biomass are endlessly renewable, delivering long-term income and cost savings.

The energy challenges in Agriculture

Notwithstanding the cost of running diesel and petrol plant and machinery, energy is chiefly in demand for – 

  • Illumination
  • Heating and cooling livestock buildings
  • Incubation
  • Greenhouse heating
  • Humidity control
  • Pasteurisation and cooling
  • Refrigeration
  • Ventilation
  • Drying and storage

Indeed, for those not on the gas grid, it’s important to realise that up to 19% of costs may go on ventilation and refrigeration alone. With this in mind, self-generation and renewable technologies are critical.

What are my options for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Agriculture?

On the positive side, going ‘green’ is as simple as buying a green electricity tariff.  Even so, the most compelling evidence of cost savings and earnings arise from using technology. For the most part, roof space and land are often commonly available in Agricultural businesses. This improves choice and variety when compared with other sectors.

For example, the following are all possibilities –

  • Fixed term green electricity tariffs
  • Solar PV
  • Battery Storage
  • Solar Thermal
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Biomass boilers
  • LED Lighting
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In summary, IU Energy has capability with all these options.  Please contact us to discuss your challenges.

“IU Energy have been such a great help. Very professional, nice guys and they definitely know their stuff! They were focused on making sure I was getting the most out of my biomass system and making almost £20K a year extra in tax-free incentives. It has been well worth the investment – my heating is now also cheaper! I would recommend IU Energy to anyone wanting to install a biomass system.”

Carl Payne

Landskerry Estate

Case Studies

Below are representative case studies for projects we have conducted in Agriculture.

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