Smart Partnership with NSW Farmers

We're proud to announce our new partnership with NSW Farmers, in which we'll be providing over 6,500 members with innovative and cost-effective renewable energy solutions. This collaboration underscores our commitment to...

We're proud to announce our new partnership with NSW Farmers, in which we'll be providing over 6,500 members with innovative and cost-effective renewable energy solutions. This collaboration underscores our commitment to making power affordable for those who need it most, supporting primary producers in reducing energy costs and risks.

NSW Farmers is the leading representative body for farmers and rural communities in New South Wales, advocating for their interests and supporting sustainable, profitable farming practices. The organisation has been concerned about the rising energy prices impacting its members for some time and recognised that solar and storage solutions are the most cost-efficient and clean way to address this problem.

Their new partnership with Smart marks a pivotal step in providing farmers with reliable and affordable energy solutions that help reduce costs and mitigate risks.

How Will Members Benefit? 

NSW Farmers members can look forward to a range of exclusive benefits when choosing Smart Commercial Solar for their solar and storage projects. While the specific benefits are tailored to meet the needs of each member, they generally include favourable terms for PPAs, access to discounts on battery energy storage solutions and other advantages designed to make renewable energy more accessible and cost-effective.

"We are thrilled to partner with NSW Farmers, reflecting our core values of making power affordable for those who need it most. Supporting primary producers to reduce risk and costs aligns perfectly with our mission. This collaboration allows us to deliver innovative energy solutions that empower farmers to achieve energy independence and resilience," said Max Stenning, General Manager of Smart Commercial Solar.


Why Smart Commercial Solar?

Smart Commercial Solar has been a leader in the renewable energy sector since 2012, delivering solar and storage systems that have yielded strong financial outcomes for more than 1,600 Australian farms and businesses. Led by Huon Hoogesteger, an expert in agrivoltaics, Smart has a proven track record of pioneering solutions, including the introduction of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Australia.

PPAs allow businesses to access solar power with zero upfront costs, providing a stable and affordable energy supply. This model is particularly beneficial for regional NSW, where high energy prices have significantly impacted business operations. The company’s focus remains on alleviating the burden of volatile and high energy prices, making renewable energy accessible and affordable for farmers and small businesses.

"Our collaboration with Smart Commercial Solar demonstrates our commitment to delivering reliable and affordable energy options to our members," said Andrew Coughlan, Regional Lead Membership & Commercial, NSW Farmers. "Their expertise and innovative approach make them an ideal partner for our community."


The Road Ahead

The partnership between NSW Farmers and Smart Commercial Solar represents a significant step towards a sustainable and cost-effective future for farmers across New South Wales. With exclusive benefits and innovative energy solutions, members of NSW Farmers can look forward to a brighter and more resilient future.

The team at Smart can't wait to hit the road and will be participating in a number of NSW Farmers events throughout the year. We will be providing energy consultations at field days, attending the national conference in July, and more. 

If you're a NSW Farmers member and you'd like more information on how you can benefit from this partnership, visit Capability statement

Written by
Lauren Hamilton

Marketing Manager

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