Reports, Publications and Resources

Below you will find a list of publications and resources that the R&D and other arms of the NSW Farmers Association have produced (or helped produce).

 
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Solar powered pumping - Stock and domestic solutions brochure

This brochure, developed in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, provides introductory information about solar power systems and how farmers may use this technology to provide watering needs for stock and domestic applications.

Click here to access a pdf file of the brochure.

Hard copies can be obtained by emailing NSW Farmers and are priced at cost (printing + postage). Estimated cost is $50 AUD for 30 brochures posted to an Australian address.

 
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Solar powered pumping - Irrigation solutions brochure

This brochure, developed in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, provides introductory information about solar power systems and how farmers may use this technology to provide watering needs for small and large irrigation applications.

Click here to access a pdf file of the brochure.

Hard copies can be obtained by emailing NSW Farmers and are priced at cost (printing + postage). Estimated cost is $50 AUD for 30 brochures posted to an Australian address.

 
 
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Solar-powered pumping in agriculture: A guide to system selection and design

This 90 page report, developed in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, provides in-depth technical and design information on solar powered systems used to pump water for stock and domestic or larger irrigation applications.

Click here to access an electronic version of the report.

Hard copies can be obtained by emailing NSW Farmers and are priced at cost (printing + postage). 

 
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Renewable energy in agriculture: A farmer's guide to technology and feasibility

This booklet, developed in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, provides information about renewable energy technologies that farmers can implement as part of their business. This includes information about solar photovoltaics wind turbines, ground-coupled heat exchangers, solar hot water systems and bio and waste-to-energy solutions.

Click here to access a pdf file of the booklet.

Hard copies can be obtained by emailing NSW Farmers and are priced at cost (printing + postage). Estimated cost is $400 AUD for 30 booklets posted to an Australian address.

 
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Energy innovation factsheets (information papers)

These sets of factsheets were developed as part of the NSW Farmers' Energy Innovation Program. They provide information on a suite of energy challenges and opportunities in agriculture, from efficiency gains from the correct set up of a tractor, to how to negotiate a better contract with your electricity retailer.

Click here to access the factsheets page.

 
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Energy innovation case studies

These case studies were developed as part of NSW Farmers' Energy Innovation Program. They provide information about each of the farmers that participated as part of the program, including the energy savings that they identified and any measures that they implemented.

Click here to go to the case studies page.

 
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The water & energy nexus: A multi-factor productivity challenge

This report, developed and authored by NSW Farmers' General Manager R&D, David Eyre, as well as university academics, addresses the nascent challenges in productivity and costs for irrigated farms due to the rising cost of electricity and diesel.

Click here to access a pdf file of the report.

 
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Wind Farm Guide for Host Landholders

With help from the NSW Government, NSW Farmers has developed the Wind Farm Guide for Host Landholders. The guide is aimed at helping members understand the process for wind development from the initial stages right through to decommissioning.

Click here to download the full guide (5 MB)

Hard copies can be obtained by emailing NSW Farmers and are priced at cost (printing + postage).

 
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