Variable speed drives on irrigation pumps save energy - Sunfruit Orchards

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
September 2014
Type: 

At Victoria’s Sunfruit Orchards, 3 of its 4 pumping stations represent 25% of the business’s total electricity consumption.  An audit showed that installing a variable speed drive onto the irrigation motor in the orchard, at a one-off capital cost of $3700 would save $1510 a year. Payback period? 2.5 years.