100 kW Solar System Powers Poultry Farm

March 3, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

solar Energy ManageRadiance Solar completed a 100 kW solar photovoltaic system at Providence Hill Farm in Jasper, Ga. The solar installation will supply nearly 100 percent of the poultry operation’s electricity needs.

The roof-mounted system is installed on two of eight poultry houses, and will generate more than 130,000 kWh annually. The 333 solar modules are made by Suniva, an Atlanta-based company. Amicalola EMC interconnected the system on February 18th.

Agricultural operations are eligible for USDA grants that support investments in renewable energy (Rural Energy of America Program, or REAP). Providence Hill Farm received a 25 percent USDA grant for the project, as well as a 30 percent Federal Tax Credit.

Faculty members from the Poultry Science Departments at Auburn University and The University of Georgia visited the farm to monitor the system for the purpose of educating poultry famers throughout the southeast on the benefits of integrating solar power into poultry farm operations.

In 2013, Radiance Solar completed a commercial solar photovoltaic installation at Shaw Industries’ carpet tile manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Ga. The 1 MW system will produce 1.4 million kWh annually.

2 comments on “100 kW Solar System Powers Poultry Farm

  1. Hi,

    This is Shakeel from Arab Poultry Breeders, i would like to ask you about solar system for my poultry house 380v 50/60 h/z for 8 house lode about 400 a m p please send me complete details
    .I’m waiting for your Response

    Shakeel Ahmed Siddiqui
    Maintenance manager, Arab Poultry Breeders, Saudi Arabia

  2. hi,
    this is vishnu from bijapur,karnataka, i would like to know about the solar system for poultry house, kindly give me a details

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