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Insights provided by fuel and electricity monitoring drive energy plans for sheep farm near Conargo

Insights provided by fuel and electricity monitoring drive energy plans for sheep farm near Conargo

Approximately 40% potential energy savings were discovered from on-site generation using a combination of solar and wind. But how will the business case stack up? Monitoring and understanding energy usage provides the key.
NSW Farmers, Published 11th Sep 2015
Solar vineyards in the Central Tableland

Solar vineyards in the Central Tableland

The Jarretts are interested in their options after the solar feed in tariff ends in December 2016 with potential to invest in battery storage or electrification of farm vehicles to help build a sustainable brand image. Other initiatives include a review of the energy efficient design options for a new cool room as part of their business expansion and integrated solar pumping options to reduce irrigation energy costs.
NSW Farmers, Published 11th Sep 2015
 Reduce the speed, reduce the cost: variable speed drives on pumping systems lead irrigation efficiency measures for Gunnedah cropping enterprise

Reduce the speed, reduce the cost: variable speed drives on pumping systems lead irrigation efficiency measures for Gunnedah cropping enterprise

Working with the NSW Farmers’ Energy Team, the Kensal Green farm in Gunnedah identified significant energy savings opportunities over the short, medium and longer term. Heading the list of opportunities was the use of variable speed drives (VSDs) on pumps, as well as proper ballasting of the farm’s new tractor.
NSW Farmers, Published 11th Sep 2015
Electricity or diesel for irrigation pumping the key energy consideration at a mixed-farm enterprise

Electricity or diesel for irrigation pumping the key energy consideration at a mixed-farm enterprise

Killeneen is a 2,700-acre cropping and cattle property north-west of Albury, New South Wales, with 60% of the land dedicated to cropping and 40% to stock. Crops grown here include winter cereals such as canola and summer irrigated crops including lucerne, corn and beans. The farm’s energy costs are dominated by that of diesel fuel for bulk water pumping. Killeneen owner-manager Derek Schoen is keen to electrify his irrigation system. He engaged with the farm energy innovation program to explore the options for and potential efficiency gains from doing so.
NSW Farmers, Published 1st Sep 2015
Sunshine delivers energy productivity for blueberry farm in NSW’s Northern Rivers region

Sunshine delivers energy productivity for blueberry farm in NSW’s Northern Rivers region

Water, sunlight and clever farm practices will strip out 10% of the energy costs for this small farm just south of Byron Bay. Otto and Lynette Saeck have been improving their business continually over the past 10 years. Their next opportunity is to optimise water application and pumping schedules and exploit the sunshine available using solar PV-generated power to reduce their grid-delivered electricity use dramatically. Other initiatives they’re considering include installing high-efficiency motors (HEMs) and variable speed drives (VSDs).
NSW Farmers, Published 19th May 2015
Aerators and water quality are the focus of energy savings for a Central Coast yabby farmer

Aerators and water quality are the focus of energy savings for a Central Coast yabby farmer

Aerators and water quality are the focus for energy savings in aquaculture for a central coast yabby farmer...
NSW Farmers, NSW Farmers, Published 17th Feb 2015