The use of energy is a major concern and we are continually looking to minimize our consumption. The buildings we have designed are passive solar and also use passive solar hot water panels. We are installing solar PV panels for solar pumping of water and powering the electrical needs of our new processing building. The basic water pumping design principle we use is always pump to gravity.
We also have one windmill over a well to lift water into storage tanks and then it is solar pumped to higher tanks on the hill providing pressure due to gravity.