Aussie farmers embrace solar

prototype-panels-1000Some farmers are not waiting for a political consensus to embrace renewables like solar cells. For irrigators, it’s all about the bottom line.

Currently, according to a report by the ABC, farmers in Australia are earning up to 13.5% yearly return on investment from photovoltaic installations that reduce energy bills and increase yield.

As grid energy prices continue to rise, renewable installations become increasingly attractive to farmers.

Read more: ABC

Image: Solar panels on farmland. By Skeeze / public domain

This story is taken from the 17 February 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.