Solar power to save dairy farms from rising energy cost

With the rising cost of electricity and a growing need to reduce their carbon footprint, farmers have been advised to look to solar options. Although the intake still remains low, some farmers have taken a plunge.


Despite the challenges, some dairy farmers have already taken the plunge. Muhammed Lubowa, managing director of All in Trade, a renewable energy service provider, said power bills have increasingly risen.


He said they have options to help bring energy costs down and solar has emerged as the most cost-effective solution.


The company has already established solar plants at Buyanja Dairy found in Maddu, Gomba District where they installed a 20kw single phase battery based solar plant. Another 24kw three-phase system has been established at Kyerusebuka Dairy in Ngoma in Nakaseke District.