On-site solar power to support Australia's off-grid towns
On-site solar power to support Australia's off-grid towns

Australian solar power company Zen Energy Systems is reportedly in talks with major housing developers to build energy self-reliant housing estates which don’t need to be grid-connected. The company claims its new battery technology has attracted developers.


Zen chief executive Richard Turner reportedly told a joint Planning Institute/Engineers Australia seminar recently that new technology meant ‘micro grids’ were a real option for small towns and new housing developments.

Turner added that he is also studying the feasibility of using a combination of rooftop solar, wind energy and other options such as cogeneration to enable South Australian towns to disconnect from the electricity transmission network.