Renewable energy and farming in Northern Ireland, are a winning combination. solar, heat pumps, and biomass energy can providing agricultural business such as commercial pig producers, dairy farmers, poultry and arable farmers with a long-term source of income.
Solar energy can be used in agriculture in a number of ways, saving money, increasing self-reliance, and reducing pollution. Solar energy can cut a farm’s electricity and heating bills. solar heat collectors can be used to warm homes, livestock buildings, and greenhouses. Solar hot water panels can provide hot water for dairy operations,and animal housing. Solar Photovoltaic (solar electric panels) can power farm operations.
Biomass boiler technology can supply cost effective year round energy day and night for your agricultural business, meaning its always there when you need it. These commercial biomass boilers are perfect for use where large amounts of cost effective heat energy are required, for instance:Dairies,Horticulture,Poultry barns, Crop drying and storage. Installing biomass heating for farms across Northern Ireland ensures farmers can also take advantage of the government backed Non- Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive known as RHI. This scheme works in a tiered system and pays a fee for every kWh of heat produced using bio fuel such as wood pellets.
Additionally there are many potential uses for Agricultural Ground Source Heating, where large amounts of heat energy are required to provide your sole source of heating, cooling and hot water at low cost. Commercial Ground source heat pumps operate all year at the same temperature ensuring a very reliable and cost efficient source of heat for agricultural purposes, making them ideal for broiler houses, Nursery Plant Warming,Glass House Heating,Flower and Seed Propagation,Dairies,Broiler Sheds,Milking Parlours
All the Agricultural renewable energy solutions supplied and install are all certified by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme which means you are entitled to claim the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive grants, paid by the government and grants are also provided by the Carbon Trust Fund towards your capital costs. Below you will find full details of these scheme and any additional grant funding for the installation of renewable energy systems for agricultural business across Northern Ireland.