How electricity storage pays off for farmers

Become more independent from the energy supplier

Agricultural companies with their own solar or wind power systems benefit the most from investing in battery storage systems. This is because a lot of energy is often needed on farms when their own systems generate too little power. The electricity that has to be procured from the power grid, which costs at least 20 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), is significantly more expensive than electricity from your own storage systems.

In addition, at certain times agricultural businesses need considerable energy, for which energy suppliers demand a lot. Here, too, storage helps to save costs.

This means that electricity storage systems usually pay for themselves after just a few years and enable considerable money to be saved.

Your advantages with a battery storage system

  • Save costs for peak electricity loads
  • Save costs for grid connections
  • Use more of your self-generated electricity
  • Become more independent from energy suppliers and rising electricity prices
  • Safeguard your farm with environmentally friendly emergency backup power without the need for diesel generators

Save costs for peak electricity loads

Peak electricity loads are created during periods when agricultural enterprise consume more electricity than usual – for example, when the milking plant is in operation in the morning and evening, or when the agitators in the biogas plant are running. This is reflected in the electricity bill, because as a precautionary measure energy suppliers have to permanently maintain the level of the output, although it is only briefly procured. Even a single peak load can drive up the costs for the entire year.

If you instead meet the increased power requirement with the help of a battery storage system, this will save you a lot of money. Tesvolt's lithium energy storage systems store electricity generated by solar or wind power systems or hydropower and CHP plants, and then provide the electricity when it is needed. Find out more

Incidentally, farmers can also save on high grid connection costs. Save grid connection costs.

Use more of your own electricity

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Without electricity storage systems, farmers often use only about 20 per cent of their self-generated electricity themselves. The rest is fed into the grid. Battery storage systems enable farms to use up to 80 per cent of their own regenerative electricity. In this way they save money with every kWh. This is because the price for procuring electricity from the grid usually costs at least 20 cents per kWh. With solar power and storage systems, however, the kWh costs only 15 cents, including the acquisition costs.

Anyone procuring less electricity from the grid is also less dependent on the energy supplier's rising electricity prices – and can better plan their costs.

Save grid connection costs

The energy supplier frequently has to expand the grid transfer point to cope with the electricity volumes that the farm's photovoltaic system feeds into the grid.

The costs of, for e.g. the expansion the transformer can amount to 200,000 euros and are charged to the farmer by the energy supplier. If, on the other hand, the farm stores its self-generated electricity in a battery storage system, no expansion of the grid transfer point is necessary and the farm saves money.

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Emergency backup power - but securely

Power outages are a critical issue on farms.

It's essential that the ventilation, heating and cooling do not fail so that the animals and fresh products are not harmed or damaged. Anyone who safeguards their farms with emergency backup power from diesel generators will also have to accept the associated high fuel costs, noise and exhaust gases.

Battery storage systems from Tesvolt, on the other hand, will reliably and cost-effectively supply clean emergency power.

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