02 September 2022
A new solar project that will deliver direct savings to farmers and strengthen the sustainability credentials of Tasmania’s agricultural sector is now underway.
Tasmanian Irrigation’s new renewable energy initiative – the Energy on Farms Solar Project – involves the installation of solar arrays at up to 13 Tasmanian Irrigation pump station sites around the State. The solar installations will offset electricity usage and generate surplus power to be fed back into the grid.
Tasmanian Irrigation is said to be working with landowners to accommodate the installation of solar arrays at existing pump stations at Smithton, South Riana, Shannon River, Bothwell, Hollow Tree, Stoneycroft, Liffey, Cottons Bridge, Milford and Sprent.
The Tasmanian Government has allocated a total of $5.5 million to three Energy on Farms Projects to increase the use of renewable and energy efficient technologies. As well as the solar array installations, the funding will be utilised to refurbish the Meander Mini Hydro Power Station and install more energy-efficient motors at existing pump stations across the State.
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