Australian ecoresort to run from off-grid solar power

(energy business news) A Western Australian eco-tourism resort has begun sourcing its electricity from an off-grid solar power station. Mackerel Island Tourist Resort, off the coast of Onslow, now has a 325 kilowatt system comprising 1200 solar panels. Power is stored in 512 lithium ion batteries so that power is available at night for use at the resort.

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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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