Heuch has recently designed a purpose built Solar Powered Milk Vat. This has been developed specifically for small to medium dairy farmers who operate without reliable electricity connections.
100% solar powered, the system produces ice throughout the day creating an ice slurry that is circulated around the vat.
This cools the contents and maintains the temperature set point.
The excess ice which is produced is then held in a refrigerated area forming an ‘ice bank’. At times of peak load (twice daily milking) cooling demand is increased and extra ice is harvested from the ice bank to match the increased demand.
The capacity of the ice maker and ice bank is carefully matched to ensure reliable refrigeration in any environment at all times.