Have you considered how your farm is powered?
The National Grid is changing. More and more of our electricity is coming from renewable sources. But how about generating your own heat and power? Farmers often have unique opportunities to install their own renewable energy equipment, from wind turbines to solar panels to Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Boilers. We can advise you on how your own woodchip harvest can be used with modern efficient CHP systems, which can easily provide enough electricity for a farm and also use the excess heat energy to warm farmhouses and barns alike.
When it comes to energy security, the effects of the current war in Ukraine are likely to be with us for some time. Fuel prices are rising to unprecedented levels, increasing pressure on farmers’ already hard-pressed budgets. Creating your own power from your own woodchip could be the solution you need.
Just one hectare of SRC willow can provide the equivalent energy of 5,700 litres of fuel oil, with far less of the pollution associated with burning fossil fuels.
Click here to read more about how Carlshead Farm uses their own woodchip to power and heat the farm as well as an office rental complex.