Introducing Energi Pod Specialist Renewable Energy Installation

Energi Pod – Harness the natural energy you already have on your farm…

Alt-Energi are experts in installation and maintenance of Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar PV Systems. This proven technology qualifies for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, providing an  excellent return on investment.

With Renewable Energy generated by Ground Source Heat Pumps and/or Solar PV Systems, it is possible to generate up to four times the heat output for every unit of electricity input. The highly efficient Energi Pod can help dramatically reduce your energy bills and will enable your poultry farm to benefit from reduced carbon emissions.

This advanced Heat Pump and Solar PV technology has become a highly viable option for large scale commercial applications. Poultry Farms require both heating and cooling. Renewable energy technologies are ideal to meet this need because the low-grade heat generated is more constant and so reduces the complications caused by more volatile heat sources, such as condensation caused by unstable
moisture levels. The environment for the chickens is better all round, and this leads to increased productivity.

A revolution is taking place in how we source energy, let the Energi Pod demonstrate how you can keep pace with these fundamental changes and in doing so, set new standards in welfare, productivity and sustainability.


Energi Pod – Control efficiently your heating, cooling and ventilation.



Through refrigeration and solar technology, the
Energi Pod will collect, store and distribute heat when and where needed. This can be monitored remotely via our own software.

Ammonia and Dust Reduction

The Eco Unit, our bespoke ventilation unit, can provide upto 40% reduction in Ammonia and dust emissions.

Combined with our own advanced ventilation system, we will plan and configure the optimum solution for your poultry farm.


Cooling technology is just as important as heating in order to maximise productivity by keeping your chickens comfortable.

The Energi Pod has three main methods for providing energy for cooling;

Passive Cooling – this is when heat is naturally returned to the ground via the heat pump.

Active Cooling – where the heat pump compressor is reversed and cool water is sent into under floor loop, rather than warm. Cooling the floor also reduces micro bacterial growth within the litter, which in turn improves hygiene.

Ventilation Cooling – Our bespoke ventilation systems can reduce  temperatures very effectively.

The Alt-Energi Process

  1. We meet up, listen to your requirements, your aims and your objectives. After an informal survey of your site, we  will discuss the possible options available to you.
  2. We present our proposal to you, discuss all aspects and answer your questions. When everything is agreed, down to the detail you require,  contracts are signed.
  3. Work commences on all aspects of your installation; Planning, Finance as well as liaison with Government organisations such as Ofgem.
  4. Installation of your Energi Pod begins. We liaise with you every step of the way, making sure everything goes to schedule and budget. Finally, we test everything.
  5. Everything is up and running. Our service and maintenance team will on hand to help. Your new renewable energy system will be remotely monitored and performance monitored.

A Real Case Example – A free range poultry farm in Yorkshire

• A 64,000 bird farm producing free range eggs for major supermarkets in the UK.

• Current fossil fuel bill of £13,000 per annum.

• Solution: Installation of a 330kW Ground Source Heat Pump.

• Solution: Installation of a 250kW Solar Array.

• Total project cost including Ground Source Heat Pump and Solar Array £430,000.



Price paid for fossil fuel per annum


Cost of electricity



Operating hours

1314 h/A

Total net heat produced per annum



Total amount of electricity produced per annum




Renewable Heat Incentive – Tier 1


FIT and Export


Fossil Fuel Savings


Saving on electricity purchased


Total RHI revenue and savings


Simple payback

6 years


What next?

Make an appointment with one of the Energi Pod team. We will visit your poultry farm and advise you on how you can improve your productivity with a renewable energy installation and benefit from RHI incentives.