October 15 2019
Hy-Point Dairy Farms operates a dairy products company located at 425 Beaver Valley Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19803. They use hot water and electricity for the dairy products processing systems.
They have just completed the first step in the solar project, the building of three Truckports to support the collectors and solar panels. Two small Truckports will have 121 KW of solar electric systems installed.
The large Truckport, consuming most of the picture above, will support a water heating system to heat 6,000 gallons per day for numerous systems including sterilization, processing lines, water treatment, clean-in-place systems, case washers and space heating in winter.
This solar Truckport concept is the first ever in the world and was the idea of Hy-Point's owners' son, Danny Meany. A side benefit, the dairy reefer delivery trucks will save $13,000 per year in electricity cost from the shade provided by the Truckports.
The total cost of this project is $1,006,062. The 106 KW solar hot water component total cost is $576,590 and the 121 KW solar electric total cost is $429,476. Hy-Point's net cost after incentives (New President Trump's 100% Bonus Depreciation, 30% Investment Tax Credit, USDA Grant, Delaware Green Grant and a Stainable Energy Utility loan) is $0.00.