ProStar Energy Solutions – LED Lighting Systems
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.
LED lighting systems have proven to be a key with ProStar's dairy customers, improving milk production on dairy farms without the use of synthetic bST. The ProStar Ag team will assist in the photometric design of housing facilities to improve animal health and production with Long Day Photometric Period lighting levels using a LED lighting system. In the food processing areas, ProStar can design a lighting system that includes NSF fixtures and lighting levels to meet regulatory guidelines.
Technology 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 technology 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.
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