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Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigation Farm

Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigation Farm

A farm producing feed for livestock has the potential to reduce energy consumption and costs by installing a combination of renewable and diesel energy sources onsite.

Proposed
76
Proposed Energy Savings
Ayr

Ayr Cane Farm

Ayr

Ayr Cane Farm

An 120ha cane farm in the Ayr region is taking a holistic approach taking part in both the Queensland Farmers Federation Reef, and Energy Savers programs. The site aims to reduce fertiliser use, energy consumption and costs while increasing production and minimising its impact on the surrounding Great Barrier Reef.

Proposed
44
Proposed Energy Savings
Dalby

Dalby Cotton Farm

Dalby

Dalby Cotton Farm

A 220ha irrigated cotton farm could save money and time by implementing recommendations from their Energy Savers Audit. The site produces some Corn, Barley, Wheat and Chickpeas. Three pumps lift water from the creek to three separate centre pivots consuming nearly 110,000 kWh at a cost of $23000. Four potential solar systems were compared with the best payback chosen to offset and reduce consumption below 100,000kWh. As consumption is just over 100MW p.a. both SAC small and large customer tariffs were considered, and a comprehensive analysis shown to minimise operating costs.

Proposed
39.9
Proposed Energy Savings
Mondure

Mondure Irrigation Farm

Mondure

Mondure Irrigation Farm

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.

Proposed
49
Proposed Energy Savings
Mareeba

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

Mareeba

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

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.

Implemented
68
Actual Energy Savings
Mackay

Mackay Cane Farm

Mackay

Mackay Cane Farm

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.

Proposed
21
Proposed Energy Savings
Mareeba

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

Mareeba

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

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.

Proposed
89
Proposed Energy Savings
Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Nursery

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Nursery

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.

Proposed
48
Proposed Energy Savings
Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Horticulture Farm

Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Horticulture Farm

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.

Proposed
27
Proposed Energy Savings