I’ve Seen The Future and It’s Solar Powered Pumping
Published on by Dr Georgina Davis, 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.