The photovoltaic system on the cowshed by dairy farmer of Walter Collas produces annually 240.278 kilowatt hours of electricity. Cologne, August 13, 2010. Times are hard for German dairy farmers: the drastic fall in milk prices has eluded many livelihoods. Farmers such as Walter Collas from Hallschlag in Rhineland-Palatinate let it however not get themselves and invest in a better future. So emphasized Collas in the construction of his new cow stalls not only on an animal welfare with enough running and deck area, but ran from the outset, the installation of a photovoltaic system.
As a farmer of the protection of the environment and a sustainable and climate-friendly energy supply is extremely important me”, says Walter Collas, which already operates several wind turbines on his land. Because only the next logical step was the decision for photovoltaics. In June, the plant, which annually power produces enough for 70 two-person households, now on the net went. Space for 400 cows with a surface area of 3.744 square meters and a height of first the new building on the farm of dairy farmer of Collas of the largest cowshed in Rhineland-Palatinate is twelve meters. 400 dairy cattle plus young animals find place here. To install a photovoltaic system, the static nature of the saddle roof was so calculated and planned that it can easily carry the additional load of the solar modules. South-facing with an angle of 23 degrees, the architects have created the ideal conditions for the installation of a photovoltaic system.
Money safe even in economically uncertain times, photovoltaic is a safe source of income. Because each kWh solar power fed into the public grid at a fixed amount is paid in accordance with the renewable energy sources Act (EEG) and that for 20 years. This also has a positive yields affects: depending on the inserted asset and facility size, property owners can generate up to ten percent. With a capacity of 260 kilowatts peak is the photovoltaic system of dairy farmer of Collas annually 240.278 kilowatt hours to produce electricity. For each fed a He receives a fee from 36,22 cents (mixed) kilowatt hour. Thereby, the farmer will benefit, that he could take his investment in the first half of the year 2010 in operation. Because the Federal Government is again significantly cut the feed-in tariff from July. Reliable partner in the implementation of the Photovoltaikprojekts dairy farmer of Collas of the Cologne-based company Ecostream to the side stand. The system provider that has more than 20 years experience, worked closely with the architects and couldn’t find on the site so an optimal, tailored solution. To achieve across consistently high earnings over the lifetime of the plant, Ecostream uses only leading modern techniques and components manufacturer. On request, the solar company takes over the complete project management from planning to the commissioning and maintenance of the system. There is more information about the Photovoltaiklosungen by Ecostream on the information portal or see.