Off-grid farm system with solar tracker in Spain pays off – ROI within 4-5 years
Spain sees a growing number of microgrid PV installations. With an off-grid solution by installing a Deger tracker S60H in the Spanish province of Toledo, a farm is independent of the local municipality’s power grid. One single-axis Deger Tracker S60H with concrete foundation was installed with a capacity of 6.5 kW at Alcobendas family in Madrilejos. With the installation of an additional battery management system, the farm, which specializes in the breeding of sheep, has a total average capacity of 19.2 kWh a day. The installation provides energy for lighting, cooling and hot water supply as well as for the operation of the milking machines. And in addition, a submersible pump for the irrigation of the farm also runs with solar energy. Return of invest expected within 4-5 years “Costs of the tracker were 3,500 Euro plus 750 Euro installation plus VAT”, Maria Neuwert from Deger reports. Costs of the PV system plus storage were 21,000 Euro net. “Installation costs were similar to those in other European countries”, Neuwert adds. Installed are 160 REC Twin Peak solar modules, three inverter charger Victron Multiplus with 5 kW each, one Fronius Simo inverter with 7 kW and 48 battery elements with 2… Read the rest of the story at Off-grid farm system with solar tracker in Spain pays off – ROI within 4-5 years
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