Off-grid WA orchard beats bushfire blackouts with Redflow batteries

After losing power as the night horizon glowed orange with bushfires last summer, WA orchardists Jeff and Kerry Murray installed Redflow batteries to take their property off-grid and make it energy-independent year-round.

Power outages have plagued the Murrays’ farm – called Kalyakool, a Noongah word meaning “forever more” – since they bought the 34-hectare property near Gingin, 90km north of Perth, in 1994.

Mr Murray said the threat from the December bushfire was “the last straw”. “Our water comes from two bores, so without power, we can’t get any water,” he said. “The summer fire didn’t get to us, but it impinged on us through the loss of power for a whole day, which was followed by multiple outages as they brought it back on. If fire does reach us, we need energy to run the pumps to defend our property, which is why the bushfire was the last straw for us.”

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Redflow batteries deliver 24-hour power and save $10,000 in diesel per year for off-grid WA station

Yallalong Station, a 348,000-hectare cattle property 650km north of Perth, has deployed a Redflow battery-based energy storage system to boost its energy independence and save thousands a year in diesel costs.

The cattle station, in the dry Murchison region north east of Geraldton, can swelter for months in summer temperatures higher than 40 degrees Celsius – sometimes as high as 48 degrees Celsius.

Yallalong Station owner Lyndon Brown said a 24-hour power supply was essential to attract staff to work at this remote location. “If you want people to live out there in those isolated places, you do need 24-hour power to run all your fridges, air-conditioning and comforts of life that they expect,” he said.

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TIEC Services founder Leith Elsegood

New Redflow partner predicts battery boom as WA solar tariffs end

West Australians are increasingly seeking the benefits of new-generation batteries as the State’s generous solar feed-in tariffs start to disappear, reports Redflow’s new WA partner Leith Elsegood.

WA homes that installed solar systems a decade ago are already losing the 40-cents per kilowatt-hour (KWh) feed-in tariff, introduced by the State Government to encourage the installation of solar panels. The 10-year feed-in tariff will end in 2021.

Since 1989, Mr Elsegood’s company, TIEC Services, has installed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage systems throughout WA, at remote communities and, more recently, in high-end homes in the Perth metropolitan suburbs.

TIEC Services recently signed up as installer of new-generation Redflow energy storage batteries for Perth and WA. Already, the company has won large, residential solar and energy storage contracts with Redflow’s ZBM2 batteries. “The Redflow battery is ideal for WA conditions, handling the dry heat and the great distances in remote regions,” Mr Elsegood said. Continue reading “New Redflow partner predicts battery boom as WA solar tariffs end”

TIEC Electrical

Western Australia (South-West)

 

 

TIEC Electrical’s reputation for providing quality service, coupled with exceptional technical knowledge and experience – has cemented TIEC as a contractor of choice. Established in 1988, TIEC Electrical is proudly Western Australian owned and operated. Our team of qualified electricians and technicians operate all over the Perth metro area and throughout Western Australia. As a leading electrical contractor, TIEC provide complete electrical installation, maintenance and service solutions for commercial, industrial and large residential projects as well as specialist electrical services for aerodromes and renewable energy applications.

TIEC provides design and installation services for all types of lighting systems, conventional electrical requirements as well as communication and data cabling, including customised “smart home” technology solutions. Our highly experienced people also provide expertise consultation and project management services for your project.

  • Certified Installer of Clipsal StarServe Network Solutions and C-Bus Integrated Systems by Schneider Electrical
  • Airfield Lighting Accredited electrician
  • Approved Redflow ZCell Installer – zinc bromine battery energy storage systems
  • Recommends and uses Pierlite and Sylvania professional lighting solutions.

Contact Us

25 Ross Drive
Perth Airport 6105
Western Australia
Phone: 0419 948 098
Email: [email protected] 

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Tropicool

North-west Western Australia

Tropicool is an Australian company based in Broome, WA, which specialises in deploying and supporting air conditioning, refrigeration and energy storage systems in north-west WA.  For more details, contact Tropicool as below:
Phone: +61 8 9192 1710 or fax: +61 8 9193 5975
Email: [email protected]
Address: 33 Hunter Street, Broome WA 6725
Postal: Po Box 1395, Broome WA 6725

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