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Smoky Hill Ranch: Farmhouse

Gove, KS

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Overview

Smoky Hill Ranch is a beautiful rustic getaway far off the beaten path outside of Gove, Kansas. Visitors to the ranch enjoy trophy hunting expeditions as well as hiking and relaxation opportunities. The Farmhouse is located a short drive from the Lodge, and is home to the facilities’ staff members. It houses an industrial kitchen, where meals are prepared for the many Lodge guests year-round.

Challenges

As an appreciator of nature and of conserving natural resources, Smoky Hill Ranch desired to shift its power source to a clean energy option. Due to its rural location and issues with reliability from the utility grid, they requested the ability to convert to islanded power to ensure resilience in the event of loss of grid power.

Solution

EnTech Solutions designed and installed Xcape microgrids to support the power needs of the Smoky Hill Ranch Farmhouse, with the ability to also harvest solar power to offset the utility. The microgrids were the perfect addition to ensure continued staff and guest comfort and resilient, renewable power today and for years to come.

EnTech also provided a microgrid energy solution for the Smokey Hill Ranch Lodge

Impact

Offset in Utility Energy Needs: 44%

CO2 Avoided: 3,662 kg to date

Trees Planted Equivalent: 12 to date

Xcape Microgrid Specs

Item Details
Xcape Type Xcape unit and ground-mount solar 
Technical Summary  
Design Output kW 13 kW 
Design Storage kWh 52 kWh 
Design Solar PV Input 4 arrays 
Supplemental Power Generation  
Grid Connection ATS 
Generator Application Grid backup only