Agriculture

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    Agriculture - general

    Farms are major users of energy; however, direct actions by farmers can help reduce energy expenses as a proportion of the overall farm budget.
  • Cotton being harvested

    Cotton

    Electricity and diesel can account for up to 50% of grower's total input costs. By becoming more energy efficient growers can improve their profitability.
  • Man standing at fence with cows in background

    Dairy

    Dairy Australia has developed advice on how to reduce energy consumption on dairy farms to improve energy efficiency and save farmers money.
  • Apples on production line

    Fruit

    On average fruit businesses can save $16 300 per year from cost effective upgrades with a payback period of six years or less.
  • Field of crops

    Irrigators

    Improved irrigation efficiency can increase grower returns through reduced irrigation costs and also, potentially, higher yields.
  • Harvesting grapes

    Wineries

    Refrigeration and tank storage account for 50–70% of energy consumption in a winery. By improving energy efficiency in these areas, wineries can save on their energy bills.