Renewable EnergyRenewable / Green/ Clean energy is the fastest growing energy supply on the planet
Energy Consumption is inevitable in our daily life. We eat, travel and work with energy. Even our recreation or rest needs energy. Where does all the energy come from?
Today, major amount of energy is generated by burning fossil fuels. The awareness of the damages caused on the environment by burning fossils is increasing every day. Fossil fuels impact our environment in many ways such as global warming, air quality deterioration, oil spills and acid rain.
Hence humans have been exploring alternate and/or cleaner energy sources from the past decade.
Renewable energy faces several challenges such as low efficiency, high capital cost and sporadic behavior.
At our farm, renewable energy is used in every step, every process from "Seed to Harvest" and from "our Farm to your kitchen".
The primary source of energy for the complete cycle of farming is Solar energy, bi-gas/ gober-gas and Bio-mass.
To generate Solar energy, panles of photovoltaic cells are used which harness the energy from Sun rays and convert them to electricity. This electrical energy is consumed directly or stored in battery banks for further usage.
Our farm uses solar energy for electrical needs during farming, irrigation, lighting and other household purposes.
Biogas or otherwise called as Gobergas colloquially is another form of clean energy used at our farm. The main ingredient is the cowdung from the dairy maintained at the farm along with other plant and animal waste.
The process of combusting Methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide present in this organic matter results in generation of energy. Cooking and Heating purposes are the key usage areas of gobergas in our farm.
Generation of bio-gas is very natural and does not use any un-natural substance. Therefore it is a source of CLEAN renewable Energy. The slurry waste output of the bio-gas is also used to feed the plants as it is very nutritional for them. This finishes a complete cycle of what was grown out of soil, being consumed and sent back to soil.
Another ancestral method of generating energy is via combusting Bio-Mass such as Wood (dead trees, branches, tree stumps), plant or plant based materials that are not used for food or feed. Humans have been harnessing biomass-derived energy since the time when people began burning wood to make fire.
Burning biomass releases carbon emissions, but has been classed as a renewable energy source in the EU and UN legal frameworks, because plant stocks can be replaced with new growth. Also, since the plants build themselves using carbon dioxide and release oxygen as they grow, the net balance of the carbon dioxide after the matter has burned is zero, meaning no extra carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere.