A solar-powered Cereals 2021

We will continue our mission of making solar power accessible to everyone in the agricultural industry at Cereals 2021.

As well as showcasing our HIT Energy Guard for those with existing systems, we will demonstrate how any farmer is able to generate their own electricity with no financial outlay through our Power Purchase.

The event in Lincolnshire is aimed at the arable sector, and will bring together the latest innovations and machinery, top experts and news on major developments in the sector.

Listed in the prestigious Midlands Tech 50 list and online innovation at LAMMA 2020, our multi award-winning HIT Energy Guard firmly fits among these categories with its ability to transform the green credentials of any business.

“Cereals 2021 will showcase everything from baling equipment to moisture monitors for grain, spray drones for crops and discussions on the UK’s first school of sustainable food,” Simon Hopkins of HIT Energy Services said.

“These are all things that put the sector firmly in the 21st century, and producing solar energy to power businesses is another key part of that.

“We want generating electricity from green, renewable sources to be seen as just as important as these other crucial aspects of their operation.”

Thousands of farmers already have Solar PV systems that they have paid vast sums for, but are failing to make the most of.

Many have aged or have malfunctioned, which could be losing them hundreds or thousands of pounds a month – with our free health check aimed at bringing them back up to speed.

We have also started to repower sites, giving many a much needed boost that gets them firing again as if they were brand new.

For these owners with existing systems, our HIT Energy Guard is able to monitor sites 24/7, with our engineers on standby ready to fix a problem as soon as production drops even slightly.

This can give farmers and business owners peace of mind that they will never lose money again, making solar a reliable source of energy.

“Everyone is more conscious of our effect on the planet and climate change than ever before, and the farming industry is no different,” Simon added.

“While solar ticks all the boxes in providing cheap, green power to businesses in the sector, we realise not all can afford such a large investment or are unsure whether or not it would prove cost effective for them over the long term.

“That is why we have decided to introduce the HIT Energy Power Purchase – which we are excited to showcase at Cereals 2021.

“Essentially, farmers enjoy all the benefits and we will take care of the technical details.”

Through the scheme, our engineers will build a Solar PV system at no capital cost to the farmer or business owner.

We will then sell the power generated at a price that is below market cost per Kw/h, while taking care of everything else including grid connections, maintenance and planning.

All of these services mean anyone in the sector can use our multi award-winning innovations to make their operation truly green.

The event takes place at the Old Rocket Site, Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, on 30 June and 1 July.

We are excited about meeting as many farmers, business owners and innovators as possible as we continue our solar revolution.