ProStar Energy Solutions – Behind Meter Solar
About the Company:
ProStar was inspired to create an Energy consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses save money by providing the best energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions available, without regard to product brands. They are passionate about sustainability. ProStar Energy team members stay current with the most up-to-date technology in LED lighting, HVAC Systems, Solar energy, Rebate Management, and Utility Procurement. ProStar Energy has a complete view for creating an energy efficiency plan for dairies that will increase profit margin. They also provide support in audit and design work to provide a healthier, safer, and cost-efficient environment, that will provide a bright and beautiful environment for both employees and clients.
About the Solution:
Farmers are stewards of the land; now we can also harvest the sun. ProStar's Solar team assists in developing behind the grid solar systems designed for your dairy. Whether you want a solar system behind the meter to improve ROI’s on your farm by making your own energy or have a solar farm and sell the energy to the grid…the ProStar Ag team is here to design, permit and install your system.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
NOTE: There are multiple technologies that are used as part of integrated manure management systems and yet are not manure management types on their own. The impact of these technologies on their own would be minimal or very difficult to quantify.
General Support & Other:
- Can be an integral part of many manure management systems
- Most projects have at least some equipment that supports operations of the main technology
- This technology is not evaluated on its own, the NEAT Matrix for this technology is neutral unless utilized with other technologies.
The U.S. dairy community is committed to conserving natural resources and making progress to address environmental issues. The industry has set 2050 goals supporting a vision that dairy can be an environmental solution. They have been set in the areas where U.S. dairy can collectively have the greatest impact and where dairy companies and farmers have demonstrated leadership and impact through new technologies and on-farm practices in feed production, cow care, energy efficiency and manure management. This technology is included in the Newtrient Technology Catalog because we feel it can help the U.S. dairy industry to meet the 2050 goals.
ProStar has recently been added to the solutions catalog, Newtrient will continue to work with them to further refine the cost and performance information, publishing it and updating the 9-Point score as information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY