Jun 17, 2024
Fighting frost with electric fans: a cost and emissions saving opportunity for New Zealand growers

Rewiring Aotearoa's Mike Casey has plenty of fans, but the electric ones on his orchard are definitely the biggest. EECA's Technology Demonstration Fund helped Forest Lodge import and install two electric frost fighting fans in 2020 and, as the case study says, "the company has saved thousands on energy bills and significantly reduced its carbon emissions. These successes have been achieved without sacrificing frost-fighting performance". You might not need your own frost fighting fans, but electric equivalents - from hot water heat pumps to electric vehicles - are now cheaper to run and better for the environment.

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