About the project

  • Date: November, 2022
  • Client: McCrea Farms
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  • Address: Claudy, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
McCrea Farm in Claudy is one of Northern Ireland's largest milk farms, milking a herd of over 1000 cows. The farm is highly energy intensive, using approximately 130,000 kWh of electricity per annum, as a result of the expansion of the electric van and milk float fleet the dairy has invested in.

Project Benefits

The dairy industry is high energy use intensive. With the new TRE Energy Solar PV Solution McCreas farm were able to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Heavily reduced energy costs and substantial direct savings as a result
  • Large reduction in their carbon footprint
  • Twenty four seven lighting in cattle beef house
  • Cheap electricity to power the robotic feeder in the cattle house
  • Cheap electricity to power the refrigerated milk tanks

Technologies We Use

366 x 415 JA Solar Tier 1 Solar PV Panels
105 KW Battery Storage