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Solar hybrid irrigation pump cuts NSW cotton grower’s fuel bill in half

A cotton farm in regional NSW has halved its annual diesel fuel consumption, with the installation of what's being dubbed Australia’s largest solar hybrid irrigation pump.

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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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