Plans have been submitted for a winery in Rutherglen to build a "solar array" of panels on its property and use renewable energy to help reduce electricity costs in the future.
The 30kW ground-mount solar array wold be used for King Jack Wines to power its current and future irrigation systems.
Company GT Solar has submitted a planning application to Indigo Council for approval.
"The primary use of the solar array is to help the owner of the King Jack Winery, located on 105 Fraser Rd, Browns Plains, to run various irrigation and de-salinisation machineries that are paramount to the healthy growth of the grapes within the winery," the application stated.
"The purpose of this project is to help the owner to lower their electricity expanses, carbon-foot print, and becoming self-reliant with their electricity."
The purpose is to help the owner to lower their electricity expanses, carbon-foot print, and becoming self-reliant with their electricity.GT Solar
The project is valued at $44,500 and it is estimated the solar panels will result in up to $15,000 in electricity savings each year.
Two thirds of the land at King Jack Wines is used for vineyards, with a 110 metre x 8 metre section of the remaining proposed to be used for the solar array.
The application is currently available to view at Indigo Council and open for public comment.