A few farmers operate CENTRE PIVOT irrigation systems. They cost a mountain of money to operate- so why not use the LATENT energy in the delivery pipe to power your farm for free whilst you are paying for the power it normally uses for the irrigation for two or more days?
Dairy farmers- Swine farmers- poultry and other animal farmers can convert their manures and unutilized stover and other wasted feed for biogas production to power a generator up to 225 Kw, and gas to fire for cooking, heating and sanitising. This process creates wastewater as a nutrient rich, bacteria reduced odour free fertiliser which is much more efficient than just pumping and spreading it out on the pastures.
Today the problems faced by farmers are getting more complex. Security, loss of subsidy, cheap imports, rapidly rising fuel costs, dairy price pressures and the list goes on. The farmer is constantly on the back foot!
Eskom; Eskom; Eskom! This parastatal is getting worse by the day, compensating for income loss from load shedding by raising prices. With childish terminology such as “WAR ROOM” - what else can you expect? We don’t want to get started on this because the absolute BS that is being published is merely a major smoke screen. In short, you can expect NO relief from operations losses through power failures in the foreseeable future.
Animal Husbandry: A LOT of BS lying around in the kraals and milk parlour. This stuff is seriously good– not the useless BS produced in copious amounts by the government. Animal (and human) excreta is very rich in bacteria which can produce energy. ALL dung. Most effective droppings are Cattle; Swine; chicken; geese & ducks; horses.
Water: Many farmers irrigate with centre pivot irrigation systems or other large stationary pump irrigation systems. The delivery pipe stores a lot of latent energy. These pipes can be modified to take turbine generators which can power a house or workshop for the time that the pump is delivering its pressure. This does not drop the volume of water delivered - it makes it more efficient.
Sunlight: Huge amounts of it. Solar energy is not “pie in the sky” stuff, it's real and it's powerful. AND IT IS FREE!
Wind: Er… when it blows, but can produce good enough energy to power a turbine to pump out free power. The most common wind power currently is centuries old windmill, and now, power can be easily generated.