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Dry Tropics

Ayr Nursery

Dry Tropics

Ayr Nursery

A small nursery located in the Dry Tropics region growing vegetable seedlings has saved money and reduced energy consumption after implementing a recommendation from a recent Energy Savers Audit. The recommendation installed included a Solar PV system.

Implemented
453
Energy Savings
53.9
Savings
6,822
South East

Gumdale Nursery

South East

Gumdale Nursery

A South East Queensland nursery producing native tube stocks for revegetation has saved money and reduced energy consumption after implementing the recommendations from a recent Energy Savers Audit. The recommendations installed included the upgrade of a heating system and a Solar PV system.

Implemented
72
Energy Savings
56.7
Savings
15,703
South East

Carbrook Nursery

South East

Carbrook Nursery

A South East Queensland nursery growing ornamental plants has saved money and reduced energy consumption after implementing the recommendations from a recent Energy Savers Audit. The recommendation installed included a Solar PV system.

Implemented
67
Energy Savings
42.2
Savings
10,916
South East

Ipswich Nursery

South East

Ipswich Nursery

A family-owned South East nursery growing fruit trees has saved money and reduced energy consumption after implementing the recommendations from a recent Energy Savers Audit. The farmer adopted the auditor’s recommendations and installed a Solar PV system.

Implemented
194
Energy Savings
13.3
Savings
1,859
Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Nursery

Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Nursery

An Atherton Tablelands nursery growing ornamental plants and fruit trees has saved money and reduced energy consumption after implementing the recommendations from a recent Energy Savers Audit. The recommendation installed included an additional 20 kW Solar PV system.

Implemented
53
Energy Savings
21.9
Savings
7,189
Wide Bay Burnett

Childers Nursery

Wide Bay Burnett

Childers Nursery

A Wide Bay Burnett nursery growing ornamental plants has saved money and reduced energy consumption after implementing the recommendations from a recent Energy Savers Audit. The recommendations installed included a Solar PV system and a change of tariff.

Implemented
127
Energy Savings
17.3
Savings
4,405
South East

Toowoomba Nursery

South East

Toowoomba Nursery

A South East Queensland nursery growing fruit trees and native plants has saved money and reduced energy consumption after implementing the recommendations from a recent Energy Savers Audit. The recommendations installed included pumps, heating, and air conditioner upgrades as well as a solar PV system.

Implemented
47
Energy Savings
11.9
Savings
4,100
Queensland

All Energy Savers Plus Farms

Queensland

All Energy Savers Plus Farms

This case study summarises the outcomes from audits conducted on all 180 Queensland farms in the Energy Savers Plus Program (ESPPE).

Proposed
40
Energy Savings
6,042
Savings
2,817,342
Queensland

Queensland Nurseries

Queensland

Queensland Nurseries

This case study summarises the outcomes from audits conducted on 24 Queensland Nurseries taking part in the Energy Savers Program.

Proposed
20
Energy Savings
564
Savings
199,520
Wide Bay Burnett

Sunshine Coast Nursery

Wide Bay Burnett

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
50
Energy Savings
134.3
Savings
34,515
Wide Bay Burnett

Gympie Plantation Forest

Wide Bay Burnett

Gympie Plantation Forest

Installing a solar PV system has reduced HQ Plantations energy costs, CO2 emissions and demand charges.

Implemented
31
Energy Savings
43.1
Savings
14,093
Wide Bay Burnett

Sunshine Coast Nursery

Wide Bay Burnett

Sunshine Coast Nursery

A South-East Queensland nursery has implemented a 19.89kW Solar System to offset grid power following their QFF Energy Savers audit.

Implemented
180
Energy Savings
17.7
Savings
5,280
Atherton Tablelands

Tablelands Irrigation Farm

Atherton Tablelands

Tablelands Irrigation Farm

An energy audit recommended irrigation, lighting, and hot water upgrades as well as a Solar PV system.

Implemented
33
Energy Savings
15.3
Savings
1,487
South East

Karalee Flower Farm

South East

Karalee Flower Farm

The farm has implemented a lighting upgrade, Power Factor Correction (PFC) and a 30.4kW Solar PV system to achieve annual energy savings over $14,700 and greenhouse gas emission reductions of 40.1 t CO2-e. The lights and PFC offer a payback period of under 3 years, with the PV payback around 5½ years. The Pump VSD and pressure transducer once implemented will allow the pump to operate at its Best Efficiency Point.

Implemented
21
Energy Savings
40.1
Savings
15,367
South East

Aspley Nursery

South East

Aspley Nursery

An energy audit for on-site electricity usage recommended several opportunities to reduce consumption and costs, from which the farmer has installed variable speed controls on pumps, replaced pumps with more energy efficient drive units, as well as upgraded the lighting and hot water systems, achieving energy savings of 28% and emission reductions of 28.4 t CO2-e per year. 

Implemented
28
Energy Savings
28.4
Savings
5,650
Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Nursery

Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Nursery

The audit identified several energy efficiency opportunities including regular checks for leaks in the irrigation and compressed air systems and a lighting upgrade. The audit recommended a 10kW Solar PV system to complement energy efficiency practices already in place, to further cut power required from the grid by 34% to save over $4,000 per year with a payback of less than 5 years and carbon reductions of 14.5 t CO2-e per annum.

Implemented
34
Energy Savings
14.5
Savings
4,036
South East

Gatton Nursery

South East

Gatton Nursery

The irrigation energy audit assessed a number of irrigation systems, and recommended the addition of variable speed drives to an existing pumping station consisting of 2 x 7kW and 1 x 5.5kW fixed pumps. The upgrade would result in energy savings of 1% on total energy consumption, with a payback of 11 years and with carbon emission reductions of 1.4 t CO2-e per annum.

Proposed
1
Energy Savings
1.4
Savings
364
Darling Downs

Cabarlah Nursery

Darling Downs

Cabarlah Nursery

A number of initiatives were recommended including replacing 400W mercury vapour high bay lights with 150W equivalents, adding insulation to hot water piping and the addition of a 30kW solar PV system. In total the measures will save nearly $11,000 per year with a payback period of 5.5 years and carbon reductions of 37.5 t CO2-e per annum

Proposed
47
Energy Savings
37.5
Savings
10,740