A farm producing fodder feed for livestock has the potential to reduce energy consumption and costs by installing new efficient pumps and making changes to the irrigation system.
A Mareeba farm that produces hay has the potential to save time and money after implementing a solar PV system on an upgraded automated pump supplying water to a centre pivot.
A cane farm in the Mackay region could increase production, net profit and reduce energy consumption from adoption of solar, and pump and irrigation changes.
An Atherton tablelands hay farm has the potential to save time and money after implementing a solar PV system on an upgraded automated pump supplying water to a centre pivot.
A large Sunshine Coast nursery will reduce its energy consumption even while increasing production with load shifting, upgrading lighting and air conditioners and the addition of a Solar PV system.
The farm, near Stanthorpe, produces a large variety of horticultural products on an area of approximately 30 ha and could save up to 27 per cent off its energy bills after implementing an farm energy audit recommendation to replace the cold room condenser unit.
A Stanthope farm produc aingn average of 300 tonnes of stonefruit per year from 40ha could save 10% off its energy bills after implementing a farm energy audit recommendation to upgrade their lights to LED.
A farm in Mundubbera producing a variety of citrus and mangoes will benefit by implementation of recommendations in a recent energy audit. The farm could save up to 7% of the site total energy use, and approximately $90,000 p.a. with an average payback period of 5.5 years.
A South East Queensland Dairy that produces milk and some feed has the potential to reduce energy and costs onsite and increase productivity from efficiencies identified in the milking shed.