On average agricultural applications require between 50-100 kW of power. This applies to irrigation systems, animal production, timber production and similar.
Often due to remote locations, aging infrastructure, grid power is not available or supply is erratic and unpredictable.
Solar system with back-up generator and small Battery Storage system will totally eliminate or limit need for external grid supply.
Our budget excludes any grants, funds, tax breaks which may be available for this industry sector. Such option could significantly improve viability of the system.
Budget Indication: Location Highveld South Africa based on ROE 16.4 R/USD
Required Solar Power: 50kW 100kW
Number of Panels required 230 460
Minimum area for installation 460 m2 920m2
Electricity Produced per day 274 kWh 547kWh
Electricity Produced per month 8211 kWh 16422kWh
Electricity Produced per year 99901 kWh 200000 kWh
Cost of one kWh USD0.0293/R 0.49 USD0.0291/R 0.48
Project estimated cost USD USD 65.000-00 USD 129.000-00
Project estimated cost Rand R1.066000-00 R 2.115.600-00
Return of investment 6-7 years 6-7 years
Life span of Solar Farm 25 years 25 years