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Opportunities for solar powered pumping

Opportunities for solar powered pumping

There are as many opportunities for using solar power for agricultural water pumping as there are pumping tasks.  The pumping task can be small, for example to replace a windmill on a remote stock watering point, or it could be...
Published 16th Oct 2016
Solar PV powered pumping solutions: Technical background

Solar PV powered pumping solutions: Technical background

A typical solar powered pumping system contains the following equipment: a solar array, which converts sunlight into electricity; system controllers, which control the array and the pump; an electric motor, which drives the pump; and a water pump...
Published 15th Oct 2016
The Design Process

The Design Process

A correctly specified and installed solar powered irrigation solution can provide long and trouble free service and excellent return on investment.  When assessing feasibility, size and configuration, key factors...
Published 14th Oct 2016
Maintaining a Solar PV system

Maintaining a Solar PV system

Solar generation systems require little maintenance. There are some procedures that might be required, however; these may include:   Solar module cleaning: The solar modules should have been installed with...
Published 12th Oct 2016
Costing a solar powered pumping solution

Costing a solar powered pumping solution

In this section, we include a summary of the key criteria that should be used to guide your decision-making process and the comparative influence each is likely to have on your final decision. Understanding the various pricing aspects that make...
Published 10th Oct 2016
Solar battery calculator

Solar battery calculator

NSW Farmers has developed a calculator to assist agribusiness enterprises in evaluating batteries as part of solar generation solutions. Battery storage is criticial to the viability of solar for many agricultural electricity loads such...
Published 29th Nov 2016
Solar-powered pumping in agriculture: A guide to system selection and design

Solar-powered pumping in agriculture: A guide to system selection and design

NSW Farmers has produced a detailed guide to the application of solar power to agricultural pumping tasks. This guide aims to help you gain greater familiarity...
Published 2nd Dec 2016
Solar power in irrigation: overview

Solar power in irrigation: overview

Going solar can be an important step towards increasing the resilience and sustainability of your farm business. Solar PV has many possible applications in agriculture including powering intensive animal and...
Published 2nd Dec 2016
Solar power for stock and domestic water supply

Solar power for stock and domestic water supply

The small solar systems needed for stock and domestic pumping purposes involve relatively low capital outlay and are a great way to explore the potential of on-farm energy generation.
Published 2nd Dec 2016
Water pumps: the unrecognised mainstay of agriculture

Water pumps: the unrecognised mainstay of agriculture

Most people when they think of agriculture will picture a tractor. The humble water pump, however, chugging or humming away in a shed, uses as much or more energy and is likely to be just as essential to production.
Published 9th Dec 2016

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