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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tjuntjuntjara Community, Spinifex Land Management Centre

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 […]

Off-Grid Lithium Batteries and Ground Mounted Solar

Objectives & Site Considerations: This client was referred to us by another one of our clients. He had an estimated cost of connection to the mains grid of around $50,000 because the nearest pole was 800m away. They were building a new home and would be having gas cooking and gas hydronic floor heating. The […]

Mt Boothby Pastoral Off-Grid Feed Mill

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 […]