This report shows industrial processes for comprehensive solar integration. The paper discusses solar thermal energy-integration methods, cost estimations of system components and solar fractions. Multiple case study examples relevant to the dairy and biothermal industry are presented. Each case study includes three scenarios, and the results of each of those are discussed here.

This paper focuses on the use of solar energy in the dairy industry in New Zealand. Included is an examination of historical records related to milk production and processing during peak levels of solar radiation. The study also includes an analyzation of four types of solar collectors, including: glazed flat plates, evacuated tubes, evacuated tubes with CPC reflectors and a building-integrated solar collector under development at the University of Waikato (UoW). The results of these analyzations are included in the study.

This paper analyzes several scenarios of the integration of a solar thermal system in the production process of dairy. The results show that in the parameters of the scenario(s) examined in the study, solar thermal potential was considerable, and should be examined as a possibility as an energy option. These results could be considered when developing AgriSolar operations that include solar and dairy.

The objective of this study was to determine the effects on grazing cattle under shade from a solar photovoltaic system.

The objectives of the thesis were to investigate electrical energy use on dairy farms located in west central Minnesota and to evaluate the effects of shade use by cattle from solar photovoltaic systems.

Use of solar energy has great scope for its commercial use in the dairy processing operations as well as to design and develop solar-based refrigeration systems for dairy industry.

This study was performed to determine the feasibility of integrating a full offset solar power unit at Cal Poly’s dairy operation. Integrating a full offset solar unit at the dairy would be an economically feasible option based on the favorable internal rate of return.

The requirement of energy intensity and temperature range in milk-processing operations are amenable for adoption of solar energy.

In this review, analysis of triple-impact vapour ingestion refrigeration framework involving a high, medium and low-temperature generator is characterized. This review suggests the solar power-related triple impact vapour retention refrigeration for heating and cooling applications in dairy industries that should be developed.