Much has been said about the renewable energy opportunities available for farmers. But how can they get involved, make money from it and control their ever-increasing energy costs?
As an answer to this question, we are introducing the largest stand-alone solar-powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid.
Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC), a leader in poultry housing and associated technologies for more than a decade, and Tyson Foods Inc. has announced the opening of this poultry house.
The 54-foot by 500-foot poultry house is located in Cullman County, Alabama, and capable of housing 36,000 broilers.
The poultry house will be one of two identical houses on Tim and Selena Butts’ farm where 5.50-pound broilers will be grown. One house will be the control house while the other will be operated exclusively by solar power, also known as Stand-Alone Solar for Poultry (SASP).
“Auburn University’s NPTC will work closely with Tyson Foods and Southern Solar Systems to provide leadership in the application of solar power technology to broiler production houses,” said Paul Patterson, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “The research will provide important, new information on how solar power technology can improve environmental sustainability and profits for farmers.”
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Date: Jul 07, 2019 @ 16:30
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