Existing Barn Retrofit – Plate Cooler and Heat Reclaimer
A plate cooler and heat reclaimer were added to save electricity. The plate cooler takes some of the heat from the milk before it goes to the bulk tank to be cooled. This saves on compressor run time and the warm water is available for the cows for drinking water. The heat reclaimer takes the waste heat from the compressor to preheat water for the electric hot water tank.
An estimated project summary is detailed below:
Project Cost: $4000 for plate cooler, $6000 for heat reclaimer
- Efficiency NS Business Energy Rebate Program offers a rebate of $15 per milked cow for the heat reclaimer and $12 per milked cow for the plate cooler, plus 0% interest financing over 2 years
- NS Department of Agriculture Homegrown Success Program BMP36 (up to 50% funding)
Payback: 1 year
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