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Energy-efficiency plan could save NSW winery owners $40,000 p.a.

Energy-efficiency plan could save NSW winery owners $40,000 p.a.

Once the solar feed-in tariff ends in December 2016, NSW vineyard Jarrett’s Wines will need to redeploy the power generated by its solar PV arrays. Planned solar battery storage, electric vehicles, integrated pumps and a new coolroom could save the business $10,000-$40,000 p.a.
AgInnovators, Published 14th Aug 2016
Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Sundrop Farms’ high-tech hydroponic fruit and vegetable production system eliminates the need for fertile soil, groundwater or grid electricity supplies, greatly reducing input costs and environmental risks.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Aug 2016
Solar pumping for irrigators: Tips, tricks and traps

Solar pumping for irrigators: Tips, tricks and traps

Get practical advice and tips on solar-powered pumping from irrigator Andrew Gill, pump expert Jim Purcell and former ABC Rural journo Bruce Reynolds at this trio of free hour-long teleconferences in August.
AgInnovators, Published 1st Aug 2016
Battery capacity degradation in the Solar + Battery Financial Analysis Calculator

Battery capacity degradation in the Solar + Battery Financial Analysis Calculator

An explanation of the method used to account for battery capacity degradation in the NSW Farmers' PV + Battery Financial Analysis Calculator tool.
Published 23rd Feb 2016
Batteries are good news, but are they suitable for you?

Batteries are good news, but are they suitable for you?

No. This isn't about going off grid. But there are reasons why Elon Musk has set his sights on Australia as one of the first markets to launch his praised battery systems (the PowerWall and PowerPacks). And that is that, for some, the numbers do add up. Let me show you how.
Gerry Flores, Published 22nd Dec 2015
Cash (and karmic points) from edible trash? 10 ways Aussie companies are cutting food waste

Cash (and karmic points) from edible trash? 10 ways Aussie companies are cutting food waste

Food wastage is a major drain on planetary resources and farm income, and reducing it is a global priority, contends the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Forward-thinking Australians are rising to the challenge.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 25th Sep 2015
American farmers REAP what they sow: US$63m in rural renewables funding announced

American farmers REAP what they sow: US$63m in rural renewables funding announced

With US$63 million in USDA loans and grants set to go to farmers and rural businesses transitioning to renewables, the Obama Administration hopes to help America’s struggling farmers REAP more of what they sow.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Aug 2015
$120m fund to boost green energy operations in rural Australia: is your agribusiness eligible?

$120m fund to boost green energy operations in rural Australia: is your agribusiness eligible?

Need a few extra million to make your agribusiness energy-efficient? This new, regionally focused investment program could be just the ticket…
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th Jun 2015
Don't wait for the next fuel bill: download these free guides to renewables now

Don't wait for the next fuel bill: download these free guides to renewables now

Potentially, solar PV power can replace much of the mains electricity and diesel farmers use to pump water for stock, domestic and irrigation. But is it the right solution for your operation? Get the info you need in these free hands-on guides to renewables and solar PV pumping, just launched by NSWFA and OEH.
NSW Farmers, Published 28th May 2015
Action matters: how these free renewable energy seminars could boost your bottom line

Action matters: how these free renewable energy seminars could boost your bottom line

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) and NSW Farmers Association (NSWFA) invite you to a free seminar...
AgInnovators, Published 18th May 2015

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