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Mundubbera

Mundubbera Citrus Farm

Mundubbera

Mundubbera Citrus Farm

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.

Implemented
7
Actual Energy Savings
Southern Downs

Southern Downs Piggery

Southern Downs

Southern Downs Piggery

This case study is part two of a piggery audit conducted showing the electrical energy savings component. Implementation of new LED lights would allow an increase in capital for further efficiency measures and allow the installation of solar.

Proposed
35-48
Proposed Energy Savings
South East Queensland

South East Queensland Dairy Farm

South East Queensland

South East Queensland Dairy Farm

Installing solar and chilled water systems using existing infrastructure while monitoring and maintaining could reduce this dairy farm's energy consumption below 100,000kWh per annum.

Proposed
35
Proposed Energy Savings
Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigators

Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigators

The Audit recommended a number of steps to improve the efficiency of three bore pumps along with solar systems to reduce the farms power consumption by over 60%. This case study compares Solar PV options for each of the three pumps.

Proposed
60
Proposed Energy Savings
Central West Queensland

Central West Queensland sheep and cattle farm

Central West Queensland

Central West Queensland sheep and cattle farm

A Central Queensland farm has the potential to save time and money from an increase in battery storage and installation of 4G remote monitoring on the pumps.

Proposed
41
Proposed Energy Savings
Western Downs

Western Downs Grains Farm

Western Downs

Western Downs Grains Farm

The Audit recommended a number of small projects with quick payback as well as upgrading lighting and installing solar and batteries to reduce grid power by 78 per cent.

Proposed
78
Proposed Energy Savings
Western Downs

Western Downs Cattle Farm

Western Downs

Western Downs Cattle Farm

The farm has a potential efficiency gain with the installation of a new solar pump. This case study compares the costs of using the existing generator and complete replacement with a new solar pump and battery backup.

Proposed
100%
Proposed Energy Savings
Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigators

Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigators

This case study compares the costs and benefits of a powering a small pump with a grid connected solar system, or taking the pump off-grid with solar and a battery.

Proposed
100%
Proposed Energy Savings
Gympie

Gympie Plantation Forest

Gympie

Gympie Plantation Forest

Installing audit recommendations reduced HQ Plantations energy costs, CO2 emissions and demand charges by changing behaviours and management practices.

Proposed
95
Proposed Energy Savings