TO HEAT LIQUID IS ONE OF THE MOST ENERGY HUNGRY TASKS IN THE WORLD! FOR ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY AND FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, WE KNEW WE HAD TO TACKLE THIS FACTOR HEAD ON.
In tackling this issue, we commissioned multiple solutions and ended up choosing one delivered by Leed Energy, a local South Australian firm driving responsible energy solutions. Our solution consists of 300kW of solar production (the average home is 5-10kW).
These are integrated to power the entire site as well as feed excess back into grid. Our system also has the ability for future battery storage addition. Whilst our research shows that current battery storage efficiencies do not provide.
a substantial environmental saving in comparison to the environmental cost of their production, we will continue to monitor developments and growth in this area and follow this path when the technology improves.
Further components that allow us to minimise power usage are heat exchange systems whereby heated water that drive the still is reused for all our mashing. This process means we only need to heat the water once rather that on 2 separate occasions. Also, reducing energy usage was our decision to clad the entire production facility in bondor.
This decision has resulted in the production facility needing no climate control. And just utilises natural airflow for heating and cooling functions.
“Our system also has the ability for future battery storage addition. Whilst our research shows that current battery storage efficiencies do not provide”