Why solar energy?
Solar energy is the future. Using this so valuable, but accessible to all source, the sun, every farmer can modernize his farm by reducing its dependence on the electricity grid. In addition to saving costs, this investment will make your farm greener and more responsible for climate change.
How can you use solar energy on your farm?
The energy generated by photovoltaic systems – so. solar energy can be used in various areas of your business – from meeting the energy needs of your irrigation system and pumping station, through powering the buildings in your base, to providing the necessary electricity for the processing plant to your farm. Excess energy can be sold to your neighbors or directly to the electricity distribution company in your area.
How does the solar system work in combination with the Valley irrigation system?
Solar energy offers numerous benefits for irrigation in agriculture. Crops require more water when the sun is shining, and then solar panels are most effective. As the panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity, this will save you energy costs.
Each Valley photovoltaic installation offers remote monitoring capabilities through the Valley 365 app. This saves time and effort by viewing information anytime, anywhere. In the platform you can easily monitor the amount of solar energy generated per device, in parallel with the operation of your irrigation equipment.
What made us supply you with solar energy equipment?
“Farmers are as dependent on energy as any other business. Our partners from Valmont Industries (the manufacturer of Valley) have been developing two main areas of irrigation systems and energy infrastructure solutions since 1946. In the last few years, they have invested in specific energy solutions for farmers. One of their investments was in the Brazilian company Solbras with 10 years of experience in providing solar energy for agriculture, the other is the Italian company Convert, which specializes in the production of trackers that allow solar panels to track the movement of the sun during the day. increase the hours of maximum productivity of solar panels.With this solution in our portfolio we can meet the need for power supply not only for irrigation systems, but also for production facilities in the farms of our customers. ” – shares Ivo Kumanov, manager of NIK.
What experience does our team have in engineering projects?
In parallel with the provision of automation solutions for agriculture, our team has implemented over 50 engineering projects for the last 4 years. To date, our company has a specialized team focused on the design and implementation of engineering projects in the field of irrigation and solar energy. Their team and expertise, combined with the technological solutions of Valmont Industries are a prerequisite for security in terms of providing your farm with profitable and green energy .
Return on investment and financing opportunities
The investment in photovoltaic panels has a quick return, and depending on the capacity of the plant and what needs it is used for (whether for personal or energy sales), the payback period varies within 5 to 10 years.
At the same time, the service life of such a system with solar panels while maintaining their performance in the range of 90-100% is a minimum of 25 years, after which it continues to operate with capacities close to 90% of the initially generated current at peak times.
For Valmont Industries
With his many years of experience in infrastructure and irrigation projects, the leader Valley is entering the field of solar energy with the acquisition of one of the largest companies in Brazil.
In 2013, the Brazilian company Solbras started its solar business in Brazil, which developed extremely successfully until 2020, when Valmont Industries acquired the company.
Shortly before that, in 2018, Valmont Industries took the first major step towards the green energy business by acquiring Convert Italia, a company specializing in the production of trackers that allow solar panels to track the movement of the sun during the day, thus increasing hours of maximum productivity. on the solar panels.
In 2021, Valmont Industries implemented a large-scale project in Sudan and presented all its solutions, united under the Valley Solar brand .