Stirling Fruit Farm
Energy Efficient Cold Storage
Upgraded a compressor to allow for 50percent more apple storage in existing cold rooms. This allowed for less energy use per lb of apples stored. This project offset the need for additional storage space and deferred future capital expenditures. The Homegrown Success Program, BMP 36, administered by the NS Department of Agriculture, provided an incentive of up to 50 percent for this project.
Evaporator Fan Motor Controllers
Installed evaporator fan motor controllers to allow the speed to adjust and run based on room temperature instead of just on/off.
Project cost: $17,700
Incentive: A rebate of up to 50% under the NS Department of Agriculture Homegrown Success Program BMP 36
Payback: 5.4 years
Additionally, Efficiency NS has an incentive of $1000 per controller and 0% interest over 2 years through their Business Energy Rebates Program (BER)