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NSW retirement village The Links, South West Rocks will recover the $1.2 million cost of deploying an Enphase-based renewable energy microgrid, which lowers power costs for residents, within five years.
On the New South Wales Mid North coast, between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie, South West Rocks is a popular destination for smart retirees seeking a sustainable and comfortable beachside lifestyle community. The Links, South West Rocks is a gated land lease village that will ultimately have 199 dwellings.
A key attraction for this carbon-neutral community is an embedded electricity network in which most houses have a photovoltaic (PV) solar array of 16 x 370-watt panels. Each panel is equipped with an Enphase IQ 7+ä microinverter to harvest and share solar energy throughout the village, including common use facilities such as swimming pools, the bowling club and streetlights.
Adelaide-based solar panel manufacturer, Tindo Solar, has reaffirmed its commitment to quality as consumers turn against cheap imports.
Tindo Solar CEO Shayne Jaenisch said the company – which is the only maker of solar panels in Australia – saw a surge in demand for quality solar technology during the pandemic.
“Consumer behaviour changed during COVID. They pulled away from buying products from Chinese-owned companies and moved towards quality Australian brands such as Tindo Solar, and Silicon Valley technology brand, Enphase,” he said.
“When COVID hit, our retail business grew 48 per cent and wholesale 70 per cent, on top of 25 per cent annual growth. We were also helped by high-ranked results from Choice magazine and Desert Knowledge in the NT, where our panel outperforms the competition by 10 to 50 per cent.”
Founder of fast-growing Brisbane solar company REA Global Michael Mrowka has called for national solar energy installation standards to defuse the “ticking time-bomb” created by unsafe or poorly designed solar installations.
“The safety issue is very difficult because governments have given out so many rebates for what may be potential fire hazards that this could be another ‘pink batts’ installation debacle,” he said.
“The problem with current solar systems is that when you pull the fuse in the street or you cut power to home, energy flowing from the solar system to the inverter is still live and can’t be circuit-protected. That’s why REA Solar focusses on the implementation of things like rapid shutdown and other safety requirements that will isolate the system should power to the home be cut.”