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Can Solar Energy be an Alternative Choice of Milk Production in Dairy Farms?: -A Case study of Integrated PVWP System with Alfalfa and Milk Production in Dairy Farms in China
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1351-9245
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
China Petroleum Daily, Jia NO.3, AnHuali 2, ChaoYang District, Beijing, China Petroleum Daily, China.
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2017 (English)In: Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102, E-ISSN 1876-6102, Vol. 105, 3953-3959 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As China's dairy consumption grows, both the domestic milk production and the importation of dairy products are increasing to meet market demands. The objective of this study was to quantify electricity usage and cost of milk production with data analysis of dairy farms and evaluate the potential alternative energy supply-solar energy generated by PV water pumping system (PVWP). We collected data in milk production processes from 11 dairy farms in China. By selecting the optimal dairy farm, we simulate the scenario of solar power generation with PVWP system to provide power both for milk and alfalfa production. With estimations of electricity saving, economic cost saving and CO2 saving on every kg milk produced under PVWP system, we conclude that scenario PVWP with alfalfa and milk production can results in value add-ins, new sources of revenue, energy supply and emission reductions. 

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Elsevier Ltd , 2017. Vol. 105, 3953-3959 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36004DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.822Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020713400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-36004DiVA: diva2:1117890
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8th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2016, 8 October 2016 through 11 October 2016
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-07-06Bibliographically approved

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