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