The agri-food industry has enormous potential to make autochthonous renewable resources profitable

From harnessing the sun to produce photovoltaic energy, or the wind to produce small-scale wind energy, to the reuse of slurry and other waste, the agri-food industry offers various opportunities to make the most of its indigenous resources. The aim is to achieve maximum savings in an environmentally responsible way: implementing renewable energies and the circular economy.

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Diagnosis for the incorporation of renewable energy: generate your own clean energy to save on electricity bills or diesel consumption and be more sustainable.

In each case, it is necessary to analyse the consumption and particular needs, evaluate the renewable resource and the available space, and size the most suitable installation. Usually, the most efficient and economical option for producing renewable energy on site are photovoltaic systems, either with isolated self-consumption or connected to the electricity grid. For this purpose, the roofs of buildings, unused land or the surface of irrigation ponds can be used.

We help the agri-food industry to manage its energy efficiently and economically.

Diagnosis to improve the contract with the electricity supplier: get the cheapest energy and adapt it to sustainability requirements (Guarantee of Renewable Origin).

Evaluation of the contracted power, in order to adapt it to the existing energy supplies and not to overpay.

Reactive power compensation: If reactive power overcharges are detected in electricity bills, it is necessary to check why they occur and compensate for them by installing condensing coils.

Diagnosis for the incorporation of renewable energy: generate your own clean energy to save on electricity bills or diesel consumption and be more sustainable. Always according to the particularities of each client: available space, power required, with or without connection to the grid…

We advise and manage the processing of grants and subsidies for energy efficiency, renewable energies and sustainable mobility and modernisation of equipment for agricultural and livestock farms, irrigation communities, wineries and other types of agri-food industry.

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Pumping and irrigation installations are often large consumers of electrical energy, whether for extraction, lifting, pressure boosting or pumping water to irrigation systems. Demand tends to have a strongly seasonal profile, usually coinciding with the months of highest solar radiation. This fits perfectly with the possibility of harnessing photovoltaic energy.

There are different types of irrigation:

  • Direct solar irrigation/pumping: when there is a pond where the pumped water can be stored or when irrigation always coincides with maximum solar radiation. In this case, the customer can assume that at certain times or on certain days it will not be possible to irrigate due to a lack of solar resources.

  • Self-consumption for irrigation: when energy is required all the time and irrigation cannot be interrupted. In this case, irrigation does not always have to coincide with the sun. In this modality, it is recommended that the photovoltaic system is supported by batteries or is hybridised with a generator set to provide energy at all necessary times.

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Farms and other agricultural facilities generally consume electricity to heat the facilities, power feeders, etc. The installation of photovoltaic systems for self-consumption helps to alleviate this energy demand with a consequent saving in electricity bills (for installations connected to the electricity grid) or in fossil fuels such as diesel (for installations with generators).

In any case, it is necessary to analyse the demand, evaluate the solar resource and the available space and size the most suitable photovoltaic installation. A fattening pig farm is not the same as a breeding pig farm or a poultry farm.

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The main energy consumption in the cellars corresponds to the cooling of the tanks and the air conditioning of the rooms. There are, however, many other non-negligible consumptions in pumping, machinery, offices, etc. The corresponding energy demand has a marked seasonal character.

There are various options for reducing energy costs: from measures aimed at improving energy efficiency (improving thermal insulation, energy efficient lighting, replacing machinery…), including renewable energy generation for self-consumption, to bioclimatic architecture techniques.

A detailed study of the energy needs of the winery and vineyard, the costs of the energy consumed and the available renewable resources can lead to the optimal use of energy, with the consequent associated savings.

Moreover, such measures are compatible with an improvement in the sustainability of the winery, as they are often associated with a reduction in greenhouse gases such as CO2.

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Industrial buildings or facilities of any kind located in rural areas have a high potential for harnessing indigenous renewable resources to generate their own energy. If there is electricity consumption, this energy can be used to meet the facility’s own demand. If there is a surplus, it can be sold to the electricity grid.

In any case, it is necessary to analyse the demand and needs of each particular case, evaluate the renewable resource and the available space and size the most appropriate installation.

Examples of completed projects