Less energy and CO2 emissions
SRC decoder technology reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions during both the establishment and operation of irrigation systems.
Establishing a 2-way decoder system from SRC requires up to 90% less cabling than traditional irrigation systems. While a large golf course requires 100 km of cable using conventional technology, it only takes 10 km of cables to create a similar irrigation system with SRC 2-way decoder technology.
In 2020, SRC expects to save the environment from 336 tonnes of CO2 by reducing emissions from cable excavators during establishment of new irrigation systems*). In addition, these systems will reduce CO2 emissions by 795 tonnes over a 15 year period due to lower decoder power consumption. Overall, SRC systems established in 2020 will reduce CO2 emissions by 1,131 tonnes of CO2 in their lifetime. The average CO2 savings per system is about 0.47 tonnes of CO2.
The calculation does not include savings due to lower power consumption in already established plants.
* In the calculation, it is assumed that the CO2 emission when burying 1 km of cable is 7kg CO2. Average lifetime of a SRC irrigation system is set to 15 years. The calculation does not include the savings in C02 from the production of cables and decoders.