Energy Savers
Mareeba

Mareeba Pawpaw Farm

Proposed
100
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Horticulture
Product
Citrus
Location
Mareeba
Irrigation
Drip and micro irrigation
Pumps
Centrifugal – Diesel
Solution
Electric pump with solar photovoltaic installation

Farm profile

The farm, near Mareeba, grows pawpaw which is packed for the
national market. Cattle are a secondary focus. Irrigation is mostly by
drippers to the pawpaw trees but there are plans to move to sprinklers in
the future. Irrigation continues throughout the dry season for up to 8 months
per year depending on rainfall.
The farm operates a single diesel pump for irrigation but future expansion is
anticipated with a second pump site under development. These pump systems
have been the focus of an energy efficiency audit.

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