You are here

News

17 results for Article, Blog post and Solar power
New checklists help farmers assess their suitability for solar pumping irrigation systems

New checklists help farmers assess their suitability for solar pumping irrigation systems

Thinking of investing in a grid-connected or hybrid solar-diesel pumping system? Before you open your wallet, ensure you're buying the best system for your needs by completing NSW Farmers’ new, free checklists for solar irrigation quotes.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Mar 2018
WA’s world-first ‘solar glass’ set to power self-sustaining agri-oases

WA’s world-first ‘solar glass’ set to power self-sustaining agri-oases

A revolutionary nanotech film developed by researchers at the Electron Science Research Institute in Perth promises to power next-gen greenhouses that can grow food sustainably and self-sufficiently virtually anywhere on Earth.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Jun 2017
Energy-efficiency plan could save NSW winery owners $40,000 p.a.

Energy-efficiency plan could save NSW winery owners $40,000 p.a.

Once the solar feed-in tariff ends in December 2016, NSW vineyard Jarrett’s Wines will need to redeploy the power generated by its solar PV arrays. Planned solar battery storage, electric vehicles, integrated pumps and a new coolroom could save the business $10,000-$40,000 p.a.
AgInnovators, Published 14th Aug 2016
Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Sundrop Farms’ high-tech hydroponic fruit and vegetable production system eliminates the need for fertile soil, groundwater or grid electricity supplies, greatly reducing input costs and environmental risks.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Aug 2016
Solar pumping for irrigators: Tips, tricks and traps

Solar pumping for irrigators: Tips, tricks and traps

Get practical advice and tips on solar-powered pumping from irrigator Andrew Gill, pump expert Jim Purcell and former ABC Rural journo Bruce Reynolds at this trio of free hour-long teleconferences in August.
AgInnovators, Published 1st Aug 2016
New thinking needed about regional electricity supply

New thinking needed about regional electricity supply

It's time to think differently about how to supply electricity to regional industry. Renewables can and must play a key role but equally important is making better use of existing network infrastructure to facilitate load shedding and strategic feed in arrangements.
David Eyre, NSW Farmers, Published 24th Feb 2016
Battery capacity degradation in the Solar + Battery Financial Analysis Calculator

Battery capacity degradation in the Solar + Battery Financial Analysis Calculator

An explanation of the method used to account for battery capacity degradation in the NSW Farmers' PV + Battery Financial Analysis Calculator tool.
Published 23rd Feb 2016
Batteries are good news, but are they suitable for you?

Batteries are good news, but are they suitable for you?

No. This isn't about going off grid. But there are reasons why Elon Musk has set his sights on Australia as one of the first markets to launch his praised battery systems (the PowerWall and PowerPacks). And that is that, for some, the numbers do add up. Let me show you how.
Gerry Flores, Published 22nd Dec 2015
Cash (and karmic points) from edible trash? 10 ways Aussie companies are cutting food waste

Cash (and karmic points) from edible trash? 10 ways Aussie companies are cutting food waste

Food wastage is a major drain on planetary resources and farm income, and reducing it is a global priority, contends the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Forward-thinking Australians are rising to the challenge.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 25th Sep 2015
American farmers REAP what they sow: US$63m in rural renewables funding announced

American farmers REAP what they sow: US$63m in rural renewables funding announced

With US$63 million in USDA loans and grants set to go to farmers and rural businesses transitioning to renewables, the Obama Administration hopes to help America’s struggling farmers REAP more of what they sow.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Aug 2015

Pages

Error | AgInnovators

Error

Error message

  • Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/html/includes/common.inc:2773) in drupal_send_headers() (line 1471 of /var/www/html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1142 INSERT command denied to user 'agu53r_8rb4ci'@'localhost' for table 'watchdog': INSERT INTO {watchdog} (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (:db_insert_placeholder_0, :db_insert_placeholder_1, :db_insert_placeholder_2, :db_insert_placeholder_3, :db_insert_placeholder_4, :db_insert_placeholder_5, :db_insert_placeholder_6, :db_insert_placeholder_7, :db_insert_placeholder_8, :db_insert_placeholder_9); Array ( [:db_insert_placeholder_0] => 0 [:db_insert_placeholder_1] => cron [:db_insert_placeholder_2] => Attempting to re-run cron while it is already running. [:db_insert_placeholder_3] => a:0:{} [:db_insert_placeholder_4] => 4 [:db_insert_placeholder_5] => [:db_insert_placeholder_6] => https://aginnovators.org.au/news/?f%5B0%5D=im_field_theme%3A1742 [:db_insert_placeholder_7] => [:db_insert_placeholder_8] => 54.167.47.248 [:db_insert_placeholder_9] => 1558792939 ) in dblog_watchdog() (line 163 of /var/www/html/modules/dblog/dblog.module).
The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

Uncaught exception thrown in shutdown function.

PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1142 DELETE command denied to user 'agu53r_8rb4ci'@'localhost' for table 'semaphore': DELETE FROM {semaphore} WHERE (value = :db_condition_placeholder_0) ; Array ( [:db_condition_placeholder_0] => 4921013305ce94aeb8d0a16.30103031 ) in lock_release_all() (line 269 of /var/www/html/includes/lock.inc).