Case Studies

3 results for Case Study and Solar Powered Pumping Initiative
Cotton farm uses solar energy to boost pumping efficiency

Cotton farm uses solar energy to boost pumping efficiency

By making the conversion from diesel to electric pumping, DP Ag, a family-run cotton-farming business near Moree, has reduced its diesel consumption by 60%, saving more than $46,000 a year.
NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH), Published 30th Nov 2016
Constant electricity load profile of hydroponics makes Glenorie an ideal candidate for ‘whole of system’ solar-powered irrigation

Constant electricity load profile of hydroponics makes Glenorie an ideal candidate for ‘whole of system’ solar-powered irrigation

Many farmers would like to integrate solar power into the running of their irrigation systems; however, variable seasonal loads often make solar PV non-viable. The good news is that NSW Farmers’ Energy Innovation program has identified a solution that offsets grid power peak tariffs with on-site solar. In trialling this solution, Joe D’Anastasi of Glenorie Hydroponics has proven an ideal candidate, improving his farm’s bottom line at a time when he’s looking to expand."
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