This isn’t the first we’ve seen of GreenVolts in the ag sector – although last time, we didn’t know it was their system that went in at an Imperial Valley feedlot, providing 480-kilowats of power-generating capacity and shade for the cows, until a reader pointed it out to us.
“Van Dyke’s Rice Dryer and GreenVolts illustrate the economical and environmental benefits of applying solar technology to the agriculture industry,” California Energy Commissioner Robert Weisenmiller says in a GreenVolts release.
That’s a solid endorsement – but it’s the guy in the cowboy, who drops his g’s, that might carry more weight in the ag community.
”We’re competin’ on the world market,” Van Dyke says. “We ship to the Middle East, we’re competin with Australia, competin’ with Egypt, so we have to contain our costs in order to keep the growers viable, so they can stay in business and we can stay in business. And the solar is part of our deal to control the costs and it’s gonna do it.”
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