Solar-Powered Egg Laying Farm Opens In Oxford County

Photo credit: Burnbrae Farms Limited

The new farm is the largest solar-powered egg laying farm in Canada which creates more power than it uses and shares its power with the adjacent farms. The barns utilize high efficiency motors along with lighting and ventilation systems to ensure the farm is using as little power as possible to run the equipment.

OXFORD COUNTY - Burnbrae Farms opened its first solar-powered farm in Oxford County last Friday.

The farm's goal is to reduce greenhouse emissions by five per cent by 2020 and increase the use of sustainable green energy throughout Their locations.

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman was among those who attended the grand opening. He says he is glad to have this farm as a goal for energy efficiency.

"This farm opening is such an important milestone for the Oxford County community and is another example of our commitment to sustainable farming practices within the region, This project is the first of many for the County and I'm excited to see more companies investing in these types of operations."

Their new farm is the largest solar-powered egg laying farm in Canada which creates more power than it uses and shares its power with the adjacent farms.

The barns utilize high efficiency motors along with lighting and ventilation systems to ensure the farm is using as little power as possible to run the equipment, operates off the grid and is only powered by the sun and in case of issues the farm has a backup generator to ensure power is always available on the farm.

President of Burnbrae Farms Margaret Hudson says she is glad that they are learning more about the different means of energy and hopes that more businesses will use them soon.

"This farm is such a milestone for us and as our first fully solar powered farm, we are learning so much from the process and we will continue to innovate our operations for future sustainability projects. We're grateful to have the support of the Oxford community as well, it was a collaborative effort from everyone."

 

Photo credit: Burnbrae Farms Limited

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