Wombat Forest Meteorological Station

Objectives & Site Considerations: OzFlux is a network of micrometeorological flux stations located at various sites within Australia and New Zealand. OzFlux is part of a global network of over 500 sites where exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapour, and energy are measured continuously over long periods. The Wombat Forest research site was established in January 2010 […]

‘From Grape to Glass’ – The Tintilla Estate off-grid experience

Tintilla Winery - Comprehensive off-grid solar power system

Yet another fantastic case study from Off-Grid Earth that features an Off-Grid Energy Australia install undertaken at Tintilla Estate in the Hunter Valley NSW. Damien chats with owners Robert and James Lusby about their off-grid experiences, including some of their challenges and favourable experiences of living an unrestricted life powered by the sun.  

Flinders Island Off-Grid Home

Objectives & Site Considerations: These clients needed power for their full-time house (two person occupancy) with room for occasional visitors. The client would be arranging ac sub-mains electrical connection and internet connection from the system-switchboard to the house-switchboard. The battery system would be installed in a dedicated room within the shed. Flinders Island is one […]

Grid Connected Battery System Replacement

Objectives & Site Considerations: The client had an existing 24V battery system installed along with a 5kW solar array, but the original installer couldn’t get the battery system to work. After exhausting options with the original installer, the client came to us to design a more suitable battery system to completely replace the existing non-functional […]

Power Upgrade for Ilkurlka Roadhouse & Visitor Centre

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 […]

‘Grid Defection’ – Disconnecting from the electricity grid

Objectives & Site Considerations: This retired client owned an energy-efficient suburban house south of Adelaide and wanted to make their home standalone for power to give them independence from electricity retailers and energy policy. The system would need to accommodate future EV charging, and they would be removing their gas heater but keeping gas for […]

Reducing Electricity Costs with Solar and Batteries

Objectives & Site Considerations: At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, The client’s daughter and her family moved back into their home with them in the Snowy Mountains. With three generations now living under one roof, working from home, and home-schooling their grandchildren, they wanted some relief from increasing electricity costs. The original ground-mounted solar […]

Grid Independence in Central Victoria

Objectives & Site Considerations: This client had an existing grid-connected house on a farm property that he wanted to take ‘off-grid’ as much as possible. Energy independence was a big driver for him, as well as blackout protection because outages are common in the area. The client expressed a preference for lithium-ion batteries and premium-quality […]

Off-Grid Home plus Guest House

Objectives & Site Considerations: Omar got in touch with us in 2017 to get a quote on upgrading an existing off-grid system on his property. The existing 24V system wasn’t suitable for upgrading, so it was replaced with a new off-grid system that was suitable for his needs. After the original off-grid system installation in […]

Off Grid Garden of Eden NSW

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 […]