Adapting Renewable Energy Concepts to Irrigated Sugarcane at Bundaberg

Field Day – 15 May 2019

Media Release : Solar Grid project Field Day a big success – 15 May 2019

Media Release: Solar jobs boosted by power project

Media Release: Bundy farmers’ power project offers national global opportunities – April 2019


Project Documents

Document: Adapting renewable energy concepts to Irrigated Sugarcane

Milestone Report 1

Milestone Report 2

Milestone Report 3

Milestone Report 4

Milestone Report 5

Milestone Report 6



BRIG flyer

Project site

Field day footage

Project photos

Solar array, pump and weather station installation




 Project Launch


Site Field Trip and Display


Cane-Trends at Agro Trend 2018


Media coverage

Document: ARENA performance report to agro trend 18

Document: Adapting Renewable Energy Concepts to Irrigated Sugarcane Production at Bundaberg Update

Document: CaneTrends and Agro Trend 2018


Audio: Dale Holliss (BRIG) and Georgina Davis (QFF).



I’ve Seen The Future and It’s Solar Powered Pumping

Published on by Founder and Thought Leader, the Waste to Opportunity Enterprise

This week saw the official launch of an innovative agricultural project ‘Adapting Renewable Energy Concepts to Irrigated Sugar Cane Production at Bundaberg’

The project aims to reduce irrigators’ dependence on grid-supplied electricity, which powers the majority of irrigation systems in Bundaberg.

In an effort to combat rising electricity prices, the project aims show the cost efficiencies that can be achieved by using solar PV to power high pressure irrigation systems.

The Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group (BRIG) led the delivery of the project, which is supported by an investment from the Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Well done to the BRIG team for all of their hard work and flawless open-day planning which permitted over 80 delegates from across Australia to view the technology in action.