Planting the Seeds for Reliable Energy and Reaping the Rewards
Modern agriculture requires reliable electricity to get the job done. From keeping calves warm in the winter to ensuring cold storage systems stay up and running, your livestock, crops, and assets can’t afford even a momentary power loss.
At Gen-Tech, we work closely with farmers and ranchers to ensure that hydroponic systems, warming sheds, poultry barns, hay/feed storage, and other buildings have all the juice you need to grow your business. It’s our pleasure to help you take the steps today that will pay off tomorrow and for many years down the road.
Choosing the Right Size Power Generation Equipment
There can be any number of needs in any given agricultural facility. There are sensitive computers, monitoring systems, appliances, and machine motors to factor in. And, there are lights, electric fences, security locks, and other facets that protect your assets and valuable investments.
Thus, the first step in selecting the ideal power generation system is performing a thorough load calculation. Factoring in all the equipment, machines, and lights that rely on electricity creates an accurate image of the required output for your generator.
Of course, what you need today won’t match what you need tomorrow. That’s why it’s important to carefully examine future growth plans and goals with a power generation specialist. In most cases, our EGSA certified technicians recommend selecting a power generator that has far greater capacity than is currently required so that when your business grows, you don’t have to upgrade your power system to meet the additional need for power.
Finally, it’s important to consider the size of your operations and whether multiple generators may be required. Depending on the size of your operations, the distances involved between Point A and Point B can make multiple smaller generators a better, more reliable investment than trying to connect one centralized system around your farm or ranch.
Turn to the Microgrid
Microgrids aren’t just a fad that will go away; they are very much the future of agriculture in the United States. Farmers and ranchers that build their own microgrids that incorporate standby power generation equipment with solar, wind, and geothermal systems are well-positioned for an energy-independent future.
Indeed, with oil and gas prices rising at an unprecedented pace, energy diversification is vital for agricultural enterprises. It is a hedge against rising expenses, and when coupled with solar batteries, standby generators, etc., it ensures that you will have all the power required to tend to your flocks, flowers, foals, and more.
We encourage you to Contact Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists at (800) 625-8324 to speak with our team about our solutions for agriculture. We will show you how we help farms and ranches keep the lights on and the animals well-tended no matter what happens with the municipal power supply.