Objectives & Site Considerations: The Ilkurlka Roadhouse and Visitor Centre had been running off an existing off-grid system since 2004, with subsequent upgrades in 2011, 2018, and 2020. The Inverter/Charger now needed replacing, as well as an upgrade to the size of the solar array. Given the extremely remote location, the installation team needed to […]
Objectives & Site Considerations: Garden of Eden Australia is owned and operated by Alexis Cartwright and Kay Bowden. As their website says, the off grid experience at the Garden of Eden slows you down. Away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, at the Garden of Eden you can sit back, breathe in, and […]
Objectives & Site Considerations: Pila Nguru supports the Spinifex People’s aspirations for cultural and natural heritage management by facilitating the intergenerational transfer of cultural knowledge. The new Spinifex Land Management Centre and Ranger Station needed an off-grid system to supply its power needs. The Centre included accommodation buildings, offices, seed storage and lab facilities, and […]
Objectives & Site Considerations: Mt Boothby Pastoral Co is a family-owned, mixed farming operation including cows, sheep, pigs and cropping. The Feed Mill property had been running entirely on diesel, which was extremely expensive and labour-intensive for the organisation. Load Analysis: Average summer demand: 129.5kWh Average winter demand: 129.5kWh Demand surge: 75.4kW System Design: Selectronic […]
The single phase SWER line main supply near the build site was insufficient to provide power for the 3-phase requirements of the home, and the main supply was unable to be upgraded economically.
Odonata Foundation needed a small off-grid solar system to power the Rangers Office, which was mostly used during the day.
The grid supply wasn’t sufficient for the new cellar door and accommodation at Inkwell Wines in South Australia’s McLaren Vale.
Their off-grid system was half the cost of connecting to the mains grid, and they have incorporated a multitude of sustainable passive house concepts.