Variable speed drives on irrigation pumps save energy - Sunfruit Orchards

Australian Government
September 2014

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 with a payback period of 2.5 years.