A revolutionary nanotech film developed by researchers at the Electron Science Research Institute in Perth promises to power next-gen greenhouses that can grow food sustainably and self-sufficiently virtually anywhere on Earth.
A former power-station engineer spent $60,000 upgrading his dairy operation in the Strzelecki foothills to solar – but by reducing the farm’s annual power bill to under $1,000, it’s set to pay for itself in just a few years.
Distributed energy systems can help reduce the burden of remote properties on the network’s bottom line, with potential to reduce average electricity costs for all users. But it hasn’t been easy to find regions in which these opportunities are most prospective. That changed a few weeks ago, when the Network Opportunity Mapping Project's first sample data and map were released.
The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project was funded by Australian Dairy Farmers to assist farmers in increasing their dollar return on energy investment. The project built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities...
An energy audit of Carramar dairy farm in Womboota found significant savings could be made by renegotiating the electricity tariff for the property’s water pump, optimising the performance of its power-hungry plate cooler, recovering waste heat from the chiller and installing LEDs. Simple.