The first in many moves to see the town of Tyalgum go off-grid took place on the weekend with RenewEconomy editor and Echonetdaily contributor Giles Parkinson there to oversee it.
Andrew Price, the driving force behind the Tyalgum Energy Project and owner of the Tyalgum General Store will tomorrow has started a new e-bike hire initiative at the store in Coolman Street, Tyalgum.
The store’s five new Dyson electric bikes are now housed in a purpose built charging station and will be available to the public for hire.
In line with his vision for Tyalgum to be the first town in Australia to be off the grid, Mr Price said, ‘The bikes will complement the Energy Project development which is set to take place at the old butter factory down the street.
‘A natural energy and information centre, along with interactive park, café and alternative energy manufacturing will commence development in the coming months.,’ he added.
Residents and tourists are now able to hire the bikes and enjoy a leisurely cruise through the village and surrounds.’