Solar Hot Water For Dairy Farms & Agribusiness

Solar For Agribusiness

To meet your business' energy needs, IGS will work with you to plan, design and install a solar energy system that will reduce your energy operation costs, increase your profitability and portray a green, eco-friendly image of your facility.

IGS will utilize solar thermal, solar electric and hyrbid solar energy systems to meet your specific energy needs - the generation of hot water, heating, steam and electricity.

Additionally, federal and state incentives, rebates and grants can pay for up to 50% (and sometimes more) of the total cost of your new solar energy system.

A solar hot water system from IGS is ideal for:

  • Dairy Farms, Poultry Farms & other agribusiness farms
  • Farms with roof space facing south for maximum solar exposure
  • Farms using 100G or more hot water every day to cut energy costs

Do You Qualify For IGS Energy Solutions?

What Is Your Monthly Hot Water Bill?

Tell Us How Much Your Hot Water Costs

Current Bill: $100

Estimated IGS Savings: $60 /Month

The More You Spend On Hot Water,
The Money IGS Can Save You!

Estimated Costs & Savings Over 10 Years

Based on a 3% annual energy price inflation rate.

Year Annual Cost IGS Savings
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3 $ 0 $ 0
4 $ 0 $ 0
5 $ 0 $ 0
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10 $ 0 $ 0
Cumulative $ 0 $ 0

Total Energy Reduction & Management

IGS Commercial Energy Consumption


Being more efficient with your energy consumption is the first painless step in cutting your energy costs with IGS.

IGS Commercial Energy Generation


High-efficiency solar hot water and electric systems further reduce your reliance on expensive traditional energy sources.

IGS Commercial Energy Monitoring


Track your energy consumption, your solar energy production and only pay for the energy you use with our monitoring.

Our Solar Hot Water Installation Process: ~60 Days

Our Process: Step 1

1. Survey, Design & Permits

Your solar professional will evaluate your solar needs, size and design the proper solar energy system for your needs and arrange for all permits needed to complete your installation

Our Process: Step 2

2. Install The System

IGS' professional solar installers will arrive at your building and install your new solar energy system where your site audit determined it would be most effective

Our Process: Step 3

3. Inspect The Installation

IGS will completely inspect the entire solar energy system installation and ensure that all components are safely and securely installed and that there are problems that may arise later on

Our Process: Step 4

4. Turn On The System

After installation and inspection your system will be commissioned and turned on - congratulations, you now have a dramatically reduced energy bill using today's best energy efficiency practices and solar energy systems!

Go Solar For $0 Out Of Pocket

Farm Size250 Cattle

Existing System Fuel TypePropane

Current Annual Propane Use3,381G

IGS System Size750G / Day

Material, Engineering & Installation Cost$0

Total Upfront Out Of Pocket Cost$ 0

Annual Propane Savings W/ Solar2,029G

How Does A Solar Hot Water PPA Work?

  1. IGS Pays To Install A Solar Hot Water System On Your Property
  2. Your Energy Bill Is Supplemented With Solar Energy
  3. You Pay IGS A Low Quarterly Payment For The PPA
  4. Your Total Energy Expenses Are Cut By Up To 50%
  5. IGS: How A Solar PPA Works

How Much Can You Save?

On Average Our Customers Save Up To 50% / Year

Solar For Agribusiness: How Much Can You Save?

Do You Qualify?

  • Do you own a functioning farm?

  • Do you use 100G or more hot water every day for your operation?

  • Do you have a south-facing roof that is unshaded for the majority of the late morning and afternoon?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it typically take until I start saving money?
    The time from initial system design until installation is complete and the system is turned on is around 60 days?
  • What is IGS financing?
    Allows you to pay for only the hot water you use when it is generated by your hot water system.
  • Do the NYSERDA rebates only apply if I have a certain type of existing hot water heater?
    No. The new rules allow the rebates to apply to all farms, regardless of their current type of water heater (propane, electric, oil, natural gas, etc).

Typical System Layout

How Does The System Work

1 Solar Collectors
The solar collectors use the sunlight to heat a glycol solution heat transfer fluid

2 Pump Station
The pump station combines the pump, controller and gauges - it circulates the glycol solution between the solar collectors and the new solar storage tank

3 Solar Exchange Tank
The new solar tank includes an internal heat exchanger that uses the heated glycol solution to pre-heat the water from the main water supply

4 Existing Water Heater
Your existing hot water tank holds the pre-heated water from the solar storage tank and keeps it hot until it is needed at any of your hot water fixtures

Featured Agricultural Installations


Pikul Farms
Guildford, NY

July 2015

  • Building Type:Dairy Farm
  • Collector Type:Flat Plates
  • Collector Model:TitanPower-ALDH29

View Project Details


Riverlea Farms
Sidney, NY

June 2015

  • Building Type:Milkhouse
  • Collector Type:Flat Plates
  • Collector Model:TitanPower-ALDH29

View Project Details


Worm Power
Avon, NY

June 2015

  • Building Type:Farm
  • Collector Type:Flat Plates
  • Collector Model:TitanPower-ALDH29

View Project Details

Help Us Grow Our Solar Community

Our referral program is very simple. We believe that together, You and IGS can build a cleaner, greener community. When you refer your friends and family to IGS, you give them the opportunity to go solar just like you…and we give you some cold hard cash as a thank you.

The more people you refer, the more money you can make…and the bigger our solar community will grow!

How Much Can You Make?
  • Referred leads must be a home or business owner
  • You will be paid $150 / residential lead that purchases a solar power system
  • You will be paid $350 / commercial lead that purchases a solar power system
IGS Solar Referral Program

Contact Us To Get Started Today!

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