On-farm detailed electric load profile is becoming increasingly important in the context of renewable energy source implementation in livestock housing due to rising energy costs along with concerns over greenhouse gas emissions. This study aimed to propose and investigate a pragmatic methodology to determine detailed energy demand profile in dairy farm sizes of 20 to 100 cows as the most common size in Iran. A model was developed based on the case studied dairy farm conditions, including artificial lighting, milking, milk cooling and water pumping subsections. This research prepares the first step toward employing photovoltaic electricity in dairy farms and thereby encouraging sustainable dairy farming.
|Titolo:||A pragmatic methodology to estimate hourly energy demand profile of a case studied dairy farm; primary step toward PV application|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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