Off-Grid in Agriculture and Viticulture

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Off-Grid in Agriculture and Viticulture

Going off-grid for commercial applications, specifically on agricultural and viticultural properties, can offer numerous benefits. Here are some advantages of adopting off-grid systems in these contexts:

Energy Independence

By going off-grid, businesses and farms can become self-sufficient in terms of energy production. This independence reduces reliance on traditional power grids and mitigates the risks associated with power outages or fluctuations.

Cost Savings

While the upfront costs of setting up off-grid systems can be significant, they can lead to long-term cost savings. Once the initial investment is recovered, businesses and farms can enjoy significantly reduced diesel costs, or in the case of grid augmentation significant electricity savings.

Environmental Sustainability

Off-grid systems primarily rely on renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimising the ecological impact.

Remote Accessibility

Off-grid systems provide flexibility and accessibility to locations that are not easily reached by traditional power grids. For agricultural applications in remote areas, off-grid solutions allow farmers to access electricity and power their operations without relying on extensive grid infrastructure.

Reliability and Resilience

Off-grid systems can enhance the reliability and resilience of commercial and agricultural operations. By integrating energy storage solutions like batteries, excess energy can be stored and used during periods of low generation or high demand. This ensures a consistent power supply, even during power outages or unfavourable weather conditions.

Positive Brand Image

Adopting off-grid systems can be seen as a positive step towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. Customers and consumers often appreciate and support businesses and farms that prioritise renewable energy and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. This can enhance brand image and attract environmentally conscious clientele.

Government Incentives

Many governments offer incentives, subsidies, or tax credits for businesses and farms that invest in renewable energy systems. These incentives can help offset the initial costs of going off-grid and make the transition more financially viable.

Grid Augmentation

Instead of completely disconnecting from the grid, businesses can supplement their energy needs by integrating off-grid solutions alongside grid power. This provides reliability, scalability, and stability for businesses that might not be able to meet their power needs from the grid alone. Read more here

The feasibility and benefits of off-grid systems depend on various factors such as location, energy requirements, available resources, and cost considerations. Consult with our experts to understand how off-grid power might benefit your business.

Off-Grid Energy Australia Case Studies for Off-Grid Agribusiness


Outback Citrus

In April 2018 Cathy from Outback Citrus Pty Ltd brought some land in Cooltong SA. “I started preparing the land and installing irrigation to begin planting my first section of Almonds in July.

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Edson Piggery

The property SWER Network connection for Edson Piggery was insufficient for their needs – both now and for any future expansion. This made off grid an attractive option.

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