Many vineyards, ranches and farms (even organic farms) need electricity to manage the operation. Whether it’s pumping water as irrigation, pumping standing water out of ditches, or many other activities that require off-grid electric power, diesel gen-sets are the typical choice. In choosing their power source, farmers, ranchers and vintners should consider the following:
- “Diesel exhaust is the most potent carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) in air pollution. And because diesel engines are so often operated where people live, play, work or go to school, they pose particular dangers to human health.” – Environmental Defense Fund
- “Diesel exhaust and many individual substances contained in it (including arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde and nickel) have the potential to contribute to mutations in cells that can lead to cancer. In fact, long-term exposure to diesel exhaust particles poses the highest cancer risk of any toxic air contaminant evaluated by OEHHA. ARB estimates that about 70 percent of the cancer risk that the average Californian faces from breathing toxic air pollutants stems from diesel exhaust particles.” – CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
The most potent material in the diesel exhaust is particulate matter (soot), which is absorbed by lung tissue, and also falls to the ground, on leaves, and into waterways.
If you are using diesel on your vineyard, ranch or farm, consider that Mobile Solar Power Systems by Pure Power Distribution provide clean power with:
- No noise
- No fume
- No toxic air emissions of any kind
- … and at the same cost as a comparable diesel gen-set.