In this thesis I aimed to understand whether commercially available renewable energy and storage solutions could reduce the cost of energy and reduce the carbon footprint of irrigators in the Australian Sugar industry. I undertook economic modeling and investigated the likely levels and rates of adoption using the ADOPT framework. Finally, I investigated Australian policies that influence the adoption of renewable energy. The results suggested that the cost of energy and emissions could be reduced from commercially available renewable energy and storage solutions and that refining existing energy policies could improve adoption levels by up to 40%.
|Award date||2 Aug 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|