In late 2019, the installation of a 10.8 kilowatt solar PV and battery storage system by their utility, Horizon Power, facilitated the permanent removal of power poles and wires from their paddocks, delivering numerous benefits to their home and business.
“Throughout the year we operate heavy machinery, sometimes day and night, across thousands of hectares of paddocks,” Victoria said.
“While at times this is tedious and tiring, a lack of concentration could prove very costly if the machinery were to clip a power pole.
“Fortunately, that’s no longer an issue now that SAPS has enabled all the poles to be removed from our paddocks.”
Incorporating the latest in solar and battery storage technology and supported by a back-up generator, SAPS deliver consistent, reliable and safer power.
The absence of poles in their paddocks is also delivering other benefits to the Brown’s agri-business, including time efficiencies and an ability to maximise land usage for cropping.