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Solar photovoltaic energy on farm

Synopsis 

Solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation has wide application in rural Australia. Although the electricity generated by PV panels is intermittent, PV systems can help reduce electricity consumption from the network and also provide other benefits such as reduced demand charges. Standalone systems using batteries or direct loads can also be used for equipment such as irrigation pumps that are far from a network connection point. Although solar PV systems can be scaled to provide all the electrical energy that a farm requires, return on investment and needs analysis is essential to ensure farmers select the proper system type and size.

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