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Renewable Energy Options Easleas @ Dayboro

Renewable Energy Options When southeast Queensland dairy farmers Greg and Jenny Easlea started looking at energy saving options for their dairy, they had the greatest interest in new measures that would have a payback period of less than five years. […]

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Optimise energy use in your Dairy Shed

Optimise energy use in your Dairy Shed Objectives of the Event To help farmers identify if they are using too much electricity. Could farmers reduce their electricity use or costs or both. Reflections on the Event Most participants requested access to a farm […]

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Irrigating the Pasture, Powering the Dairy

Irrigating the Pasture, Powering the Dairy Objectives of the Event A FRDS field day was held at Ashgrove Farms “Hawthorn” property to officially launch the farm’s mini hydro scheme. This mini hydro is Tasmania’s first grid connect mini-hydro scheme running […]

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Watts in the Dairy Shed

Watts in the Dairy Shed Objectives of Event These events were aimed at: giving farmers strategies to reduce the energy consumption of their existing dairy plant, and when considering future equipment purchases, how to prioritise which of the various energy […]

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Solar: a better solution to inadequate power supply

Solar: a better solution to inadequate power supply The Dohnts undertook to upgrade their hot water supply after experiencing ongoing problems with the power supply to the dairy – the load placed by the vat, milking machine and roller mill […]

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Solar hot water reduces costs in the dairy

Solar hot water reduces costs in the dairy With electricity costs set to rise by more than 60% over the next three years, Blenheim dairy farmers Mark and Joanne Seng are ensuring their business remains profitable by improving efficiencies and […]

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Creating energy from effluent project

Creating energy from effluent project This is the first newsletter from the Creating Energy from Effluent Project that is operating at DemoDAIRY, a community owned farm near Terang in Western Victoria.  The project is supported by the Rural Industries Research […]

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Alternative Power – What opportunities do alternative technologies bring?

Alternative Power – What opportunities do alternative technologies bring? Objective of the event The day included a presentation on small scale alternative power including wind, solar and biodigesters and “The Victorian experience”: methane biodigesters and effuent waste stream algae treatment […]

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Medium Scale Wind Turbine and Solar grid connect case study

Medium Scale Wind Turbine and Solar grid connect case study The proposal looks at the feasibility of installing one Skystream 2.4 KW turbine with the possibility of installing more later or putting in one larger wind turbine and 14 meter […]

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Alternative Power

Alternative Power Will Stone presented an overview of a range of alternative energy options from time spent with the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group in Guatemala. These include bio-digesters, solar, micro-hydro and pedal power. Wind power is the fastest growing renewable […]

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