Solar power systems installed on Queensland farms are helping the farmers reduce energy costs and meet their sustainability objectives. Find out how with these informative solar case studies.
The Teys Condamine Feedlot
After a 2015 Energy Savers audit, the Condamine Feedlot implemented a number of energy efficiency initiatives and installed a Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system. The 300 kilo-watt (kW) system has been designed to match the power consumption of the feed mill to ensure that most of the power generated can be used on site.
The 506,000 kWh produced annually by the system has reduced the site’s reliance on grid power by 35 per cent in winter and 50 per cent in summer.
Between this and energy efficiency initiatives, the site has reduced it electricity costs by 40 per cent.
Scenic Rim 4Real Milk
4Real Milk’s Farmer Gregie explains how the business picked the right sized solar system for their dairy and why a solar power system is well suited to power their daytime use of the robotic dairy.
For more information about solar PV, see our previous stories about Getting the Best from Solar PV on-farm and how Grid Connected Solar Helps to Reduce Costs. We also recently looked at the viability of Solar and Batteries on a Dairy Farm in South East Queensland.