What if there was an emergency in the night, it was dry, cold, dark...how would you see or get around to the horses safely, or care for one safely in pitch black. basically if something came about where the necessities to running this type of barn weren't happening (if that makes sense) would there be any sort of back up to keep the barn up and running? Like a generator?Hello!
I'm a young horselover, like many of you, and I have an idea.
Currently, I work as a ranch hand on a small Arabian ranch in North Texas. If there's anything we have in abundance around here, it's sunshine and wind. (And sometimes rain, of course!)
I was thinking... if any of you were to be offered a solar/wind/water powered barn, would you be interested? Price isn't an issue right now, it's all about the energy.
I'm talking about windmills on top, of no damage to the horses, of course, that turn the wind into energy for heating, cooling, and electricity. There could also be rain collectors on the roof, that channel the rainwater into a purifier, and then into the troughs. These barns (and arenas) could pay for themselves, as well as give you tax writeoffs. And if there's energy left over, you can even sell it back to the power company.
I'm not trying to advertise, really, these aren't even fully designed yet. I'm asking about interest. Would any of you be interested?