agriculture

Farmers to flock to solar and battery storage, as power costs bite

Survey reveals more than three-quarters of Australia's farmers plan to invest in solar and battery storage – and 20% are considering wind turbines, Angus Taylor – as the cost of power becomes a major agribusiness concern.

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Largest solar array installed at an Australian winery passes half-way mark

AGL chief says 1.4MW solar PV array across Yalumba wineries in SA shows how distributed energy empowers business, offering greater control of energy use and costs, resilience during system failures.

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Pumped on solar: How Australian farmers are harvesting the sun to water their fields

Farmers are finding that using solar and storage to create their own mini power stations is cheaper, cleaner and more reliable alternative to diesel or dependence on the grid. Power hungry irrigators, in particular, are finding quick paybacks.

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