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Agriculture

Agriculture energy - how IU Energy helps the sector with solutions

Energy in Agriculture – IU Energy has extensive experience in Agriculture and  farm energy, partly because we are located in a rural region, which has meant much exposure to the industry in our seventeen years of trading.

Whether it’s driving down the use of energy in agriculture, or the costs, or gaining our clients’ income and peace of mind from renewable and sustainable technology, we provide solutions. This includes farms which are diversifying

Energy use in Agriculture is high, so investing in renewable energy is a winning formula. Wind, solar, and biomass can be harvested indefinitely, providing farmers with a long-term income and can in some cases be seen as a ‘cash crop’.

The energy challenges in Agriculture

Leaving aside the cost of running non-electric plant and machinery, Agricultural energy presents many other challenges in the electricity intensive activities required.

From illumination, heating and cooling of buildings, greenhouse heating, humidity control, pasteurisation and cooling, refrigeration and ventilation, to drying and storage, IU Energy is providing solutions which in turn are saving hugely significant amounts for our clients – some of whom you can see in our case studies later on this page. 

Many farms are not connected to the gas grid and energy (usually grid electricity) can be as much as 19% of costs for just ventilation and refrigeration, so the adoption of self-generation and renewables is often critical.

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

Embracing ‘green’ can be as simple as just buying a green electricity tariff , but the options for green energy in Agriculture are usually greater than other types of businesses.

All of the following are possibilities for Agriculture.

  • Green fixed term electricity tariffs
  • Solar PV (shed, outbuildings roofs and ground mount space)
  • Battery Storage
  • Solar Thermal (where roof or ground space allows)
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Biomass boilers
  • LED Lighting
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
IU Energy can help you with all of 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 some of our case studies for projects we have been carried out in Agriculture .

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