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Greenhouses

 

Use new technologies to save energy and lower your business costs!

Operating a greenhouse or nursery can cost tens of thousands of dollars in electricity annually so lowering costs makes good business sense.  A recent study by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs found that individual farms had the potential to save more than $2,000 annually with effective energy- management improvements. Lighting and fans (exhaust and re-circulation) together accounted for more than 80 percent of possible savings. Depending on the specific conditions at each farm, savings ranged from five per cent to 80 per cent.
Almost all the farms studied could benefit financially in some way by just improving their lighting efficiency. The average potential savings was around $1,500 per farm.
You already know that electricity management plays an integral role in good farm management and that electricity savings are abundantly available no matter how or where you farm. Your local electric utility has programs to help you reach those goals with financial incentives that will go directly to improving your bottom line
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