Case Study: Arkink Farms Inc., Woodstock, On Canada



Project Overview:S-Power_Grassy-Lea_Farms_Ltd

This system is installed on an existing dairy barn, milking 260 cows 3 times a day. The escalating cost of heating over 2000 liters (550 gallons) of hot water per day turned the owner to take a serious look at this solar water heating system. Solar hot water is heated to a target temperature of 93°C or 200°F. Excess hot water during the summer is allowed to dump into the plate cooler tank in increments of 20 to 40 liters (5-10 gallons) and mixed with cold water for the cow’s drinking water.

Solar System Components:

 Collectors  16 x S-Power, 20 Tube Direct Flow Collector
 Peak Output  115,522 BTU (th)/h (33.9 KW) *
 Pump Station  1 x Enerworks Pump Station with heat exchanger
 Solar Tanks  4 x A.O.Smith 450 Liter (119USG) storage tanks
 Lineset  Pre-insulated Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing

* Peak Output taken from the Enerworks S-Power Solar Keymark certificate.

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