Suno has recently attended the Renewable Energy in Agriculture Workshop held at Muswellbrook in NSW on the 1st of June. This workshop was run by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the NSW Farmers Association. The workshop talked about renewable energy in agriculture, with a focus on solar pumping and energy efficiency.
For anyone considering installing renewable energy, the first step is to assess your energy requirements, and then to see if there are any improvements that can be made. The cheapest energy is the energy you dont use, so if there is some efficiency measures you can implement, you are saving yourself money.
After that, you can then look at how to produce the energy you need the cheapest way possible.
Solar is well suited to water pumping, as you often need the power some distance from other infrastructure, meaning you have to run cables or use a generator. Using a generator can be costly in both running costs and maintenance. Solar can be low maintenance, and stand alone, so you dont need to run cables. The setup you choose will depend on the application – when you need the pump operating, for how long, and what flow rates you need.
Suno would be happy to discuss energy efficiency measures or using renewable energy in your business.