Decarbonisation of farm activities with energy generation from solar panels - Cremona Province, Italy
|Source : BARBISELLE S.A.S.|
Barbiselle s.a.s. is 300-hectare farm breeding horses, 1.000 dairy cattle out of which 480 milking cows. It is a family owned farm employing eleven staff. The farm is located at Persico Dosimo in the Province of Cremona, Lombardy, Italy. Milk from Barbiselle is delivered to a local cooperative dairy and processed into high-quality cheese such as Grana Padano D.O.P. and Provolone Valpadana.
Since December 2010, the farm has been equipped with a photovoltaic (PV) system where solar panels are placed on farm buildings’ roof tops to produce green energy, mainly for the farm’s use and partly sold outside the farm. The technology is increasingly being adopted on dairy farms in the region in order to contribute to meet government green energy targets.
The entire PV system on the Barbiselle farm is set to generate 782 MWh per year. The nominal power of the photovoltaic modules is 680 kilowatts-peak (kWp).
The roof-top solar system entirely covers the farms’ electrical energy consumption of around 300 MWh per year. The additional amount of electricity generated by sun on the farm is being sold to national electrical grid.
- Elisabetta Quaini
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