THE PROBLEM: HOW DUST SUCKS THE PROFIT OUT OF YOUR SOLAR OR WIND FARM
Dust can have an extreme effect on your operations. Constant reapplication of water or other short-term palliatives rack up product, equipment and labor costs. Dust particles can cause damage to equipment and vehicles and create health issues for employees. And failing to meet strict environmental, health and safety regulations can bring heavy fines and operational interruption.
Watering programs cost more and are less effective than most realize
Constant reapplication can use up to 100,000 gallons per year. Labor and equipment are poorly allocated and utilized.
Dust particles create health and safety risks to your people – from respiratory illnesses to visibility challenges
Pain, difficulty breathing, aggravated asthma, bronchitis and even cardiovascular problems can arise from excessive airborne particles.1
 Health risks: https://www.ourair.org/wp-content/uploads/facts-ag-dust.pdf
Dust particles cause wear and tear on vehicles
Necessitates costly maintenance and replacement/repair.
Excessive watering erodes particulate matter from road surfaces
Erosion of fines leaves loose aggregate. This causes rutting, potholes and eventually the complete breakdown of the road. Requires regular re-blading and material replacement.
Temporary palliatives, like chlorides, are short-lived and can cause other problems
Chlorides cause corrosion to metal and, like many other palliative products, are harmful to the environment. Regular reapplication also increases product, equipment and labor costs.
Out-of-control dust violates various environmental, health and safety regulations
Results in heavy fines and interruption of operations.
Add up the extra costs – then find out how Midwest can save you money.
We know the costs of bad solar or wind farm dust control. It hurts your profit margin, damages your assets and threatens the health of your people. Work with Midwest, the leader in long-term, effective dust control, to improve the economics of your wind or solar farm – and literally see the benefits for years to come.
(To learn more about solar or wind farm dust control, check out this article.)