MCKENNA MUSHROOMS LTD, RATHFEIGH FARM, CO. MEATH

Kieran McKenna, owner of McKenna Mushrooms operates an 18-tunnel mushroom farm.  This was an old inefficient farm with high heating requirements and running costs.  Kieran first approached Micheal in 2011 when he wanted to start upgrading the pipe work and its insulation values along with the heating and cooling delivery systems for each tunnel.

This was the start of a roll out job over the last number of years.

For McKenna Mushrooms, keeping all growing rooms at precise temperatures and moisture levels was crucial.  Kieran was looking for reliable clean energy solutions that would keep the farm productive at a lower running cost.

 

The objective was to:

 

  • Save on their energy bills
  • Save on their water bills
  • Save on the running costs of this busy farm
  • Reduce their carbon footprint

Mushrooms are one of the most energy-reliant crops to produce.  They are grown indoors in a carefully controlled 60° high-humidity environment where they double in size every 24 hours.

M&C Hybrid Energy Ltd started working in the mushroom farm in 2011.

The works commenced with upgrading all pipe work and insulation.

In 2012 we installed a new deep well pump system to reduce water bills.

A wood pellet boiler was installed to reduce oil bills in 2013.

In 2015 50kw Solar PV System was installed to offset against electric bills.

We installed an automatic sprinkler system in 2019.

Water Bills                  reduced                   40%

Heating Bills               reduced

Electricity Bills            reduced

 

 

“This project has rolled out for a number of years now.  I am delighted to of worked alongside Kieran on this.  Kieran is very committed to setting a high standard as an energy efficient farm.  It was always priority to look at future savings along with reducing carbon footprint.  All the measures taken at McKenna Mushroom Farm have helped to reduce heating bills, reduce electricity bills and reduce water bills.”

Micheal Smith – M&C Hybrid Energy Ltd.

 

 

 

We work with homeowners, farmers and all types of businesses to ensure our clients save MONEY, save ENERGY and reduce their reliance of fossil fuels.

By changing to Renewable Energy Technologies for your energy requirements, you will reduce your CO2 emissions, increase your energy efficiency and in doing this promote a positive green image which in turn is helping our environment.

 

The job was completed by M&C Hybrid Energy Ltd