Renewables to Potatoes Cold Storage for Energy Efficient Agriculture

  Cononsyth Farm currently has renewable power generation through a wind turbine (330 kWp) and solar array (100 kWp). The farm also has significant cooling needs, in this case due to potato storage sheds. However the cooling load isn’t well optimised with the power generation, leading to un-desirable export and import of power to the national grid. Such a situation is common across many farms in Scotland and the rest of Europe.

To use as much of the irregular power from the renewables on the farm as possible to gain a more stable local grid. Also for the thermal tanks to keep the shed at a constant temperature throughout periods of low energy production.

  • Start Date:

    7 January 2019

  • End Date:

    28 February 2019

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Energy Technology Partnership

  • Value:

    £4672

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