Roefs has a closed pig farm in the southwest corner of Brabant. The pig farm has a fairly constant demand for electricity. The greatest consumption is for things like the feed kitchen, where he processes various by-products, the lighting and ventilation. Electricity consumption is greatest in summer, especially for ventilation.
In 2015 he already installed 1,300 solar panels on his stable roofs, with a combined capacity of 350,000 watt peaks.
Sustainability is important to him. The entrepreneur’s approach was to use as much electricity as possible that was generated at his own company. In this way he makes a solid contribution to lower greenhouse gas emissions. But the supply of electricity from the solar panels is very variable. Mr. wanted there. Roefs a suitable solution. For the realization of his project, he looked for parties who have experience with energy projects.
Roefs also contacted the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Such an innovative project at a practical level at a pig farm is special in the Netherlands. The ministry recognized the project as a demo for an innovation scheme for sustainable energy storage.
The pig farmer came to Ateps and together we looked at the options. In 2016 we installed a reefer of 20 feet containing 19 inch units, a total of 126 batteries with a capacity of 300kWh.
From 10kWh till >5MWh, 10kW to 3MW, fully modular, safe and DNV GL GRIDSTOR certified.
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