Energy Independence

Energy independence in agriculture

A robust and reliable overall system to increase the degree of self-sufficiency is the new flagship of the Huabahof in the foothills of the Alps. By using a secure battery storage system, not only the expansion of the network infrastructure can be avoided but also rising electricity costs. A beacon project in agriculture for energy independence.
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In the Bavarian foothills of the Alps, Mr Demmel’s Huabahof is taking a further step towards sustainable agriculture with two INTILION scaleblocs. The aim is to achieve energy independence through the PV electricity generated by the farm itself in order to achieve a high degree of self-sufficiency. For this reason, a specially developed energy management system is in use.

The scaleblocs and electric vehicles, which among other things act as energy storage devices, are becoming increasingly important. In addition to an electric vehicle fleet equipped with a bidirectional charging system, the two INTILION | scalelocs 0.5C serve as one of the most important carriers of the EMS. The commercial storage units, each with 30 kW, have a net capacity of 60 kWh. Should high load peaks occur, the INTILION | scaleblocs on the yard are a great advantage for reducing them.

At night, the scaleblocs can supply the energy supply of the ventilation system with regenerative electricity. Due to the storage and maximum utilisation of the solar profits from the PV systems, it can be assumed that the Huabahof is self-sufficient from spring to autumn.

The project was implemented with our partner memodo.

By using a secure battery storage system, not only the expansion of the network infrastructure can be avoided but also rising electricity costs. Therefore, the Huabahof is an ideal proof that the intelligent networking of energy storage systems is the chance for energy independence in agriculture.

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