16.1 C
Byron Shire
May 12, 2021

Solar energy forum showcases new home batteries

Latest News

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Other News

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Tesla Powerwall Mark 2
Tesla Powerwall Mark 2

If you’ve been thinking of taking a trip down the coast you could do worse than dropping in at the Solar Battery Showcase this Friday taking place as part of the North Coast Energy Forum at the Coffs Harbour Showgrounds.

Guest speakers include Giles Parkinson from RenewEconomy and Tiffany Harrison, project coordinator of Zero Emissions Byron.

There will be a large range of batteries suitable for home use on display, including a number of lithium ion and lead acid options, all of which are locally available.

Experts will be on hand to help people identify which batteries are best for their use. Organiser Vicky Brooke said she is ‘thrilled’ to be able to display the new Tesla power wall mark two at the event.

‘For a little over $10,000 installed, about the same price as the mark one, storage capacity has doubled to 14 kWh with an inverted included,’ she added.

‘Some are saying that panels plus Tesla batteries plus grid could be a cheaper option than the standard grid connection,’ Ms Brooke said.

Other interesting battery solutions on display include LG Chem’s modular design that allows households to add capacity as needed and Enphase combining solar, storage and software that tracks production and consumption.

The Solar Battery Expo is part of the North Coast Energy Forum, at the Coffs Harbour Showground on Friday, November 25, 9am to 4pm. Entry is free.

For more details go to http://ncef.net.au/


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...