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Energy Freedom with Off Grid System – Locate Your New House for Best View, Forget about the Power Line

by Water Stone Energy Team on March 25, 2017 No comments

System Introduction

A few years back, when Diane got her land at Great Western, she has been dreaming about their house on the best spot of the land, on the hilltop, with full view of the mountain range. A view she knows she will enjoy in her living room with a book and a cup of tea. However, the distance between the dream location to the power line means a considerable investment to extend the grid power to the house. Diane thought there must be another way to get around it. Fast forward to 2016-2017, with the advancement of the latest off grid power technology and lithium-ion battery technology, the long distance to the power line is no longer a problem. As a matter of fact, grid connection is not even an economic option compared to the latest Off Grid solution.

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Water Stone Energy TeamEnergy Freedom with Off Grid System – Locate Your New House for Best View, Forget about the Power Line

Explore Latest Wind – Solar – Battery Products at Seymour Alternative Farming Expo in February 2017

by Water Stone Energy Team on February 8, 2017 No comments

Visit Water Stone Energy @ Site E28, February 17th 18th 19th 2017 Seymour Alternative Farming Expo

What’s new in 2017 in the renewable energy industry? What new products are available in the Australian market? If you have already got solar, is 2017 a good time to install battery? What is the solar government rebate this year? If you have any questions regarding your wind turbine, solar panel or battery, this event is not to be missed. Please come and talk to our renewable energy specialist at Seymour Expo.

Water Stone Energy offers free one on one consultation sections that will provide you with the latest industry and product information and guide you the pathway to a successful renewable energy project.

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Water Stone Energy TeamExplore Latest Wind – Solar – Battery Products at Seymour Alternative Farming Expo in February 2017

Water Stone Energy’s Finalist Project Features on Council News Paper

by Water Stone Energy Team on February 3, 2017 No comments

In the first edition of 2017 Glen Eira News, Volume 223 February 2017,  the council published feature article to introduce Water Stone Energy and our 2016 Solar Award Finalist project. 

Local Business a Finalist in Clean Energy Award 3

 

“Glen Eira renewable energy consultancy, Water Stone Energy, was a recent finalist at the Clean Energy Council Solar Design and Installation Awards. Specialising in small wind turbine and solar PV hybrid solutions for residential and commercial projects, its system was the smallest of the four finalists, with a capacity of 7.5 kilowatts generating an average of 30 kilowatt hours of power per day. The other finalists ranged in size from 20 to 194 kilowatts. Water Stone Energy’s installation was a hybrid solar PV and wind turbine system which included export controls to allow for connection to the grid, a combination of two PV technologies and battery storage. Such a design was made possible through the owner, Wilson Yuan’s 10 years of diverse engineering experience in the renewable energy industry. “

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Water Stone Energy TeamWater Stone Energy’s Finalist Project Features on Council News Paper

2016 Solar Award Night – Water Stone Energy is the ONLY small scale hybrid system in the finalists

by Water Stone Energy Team on October 5, 2016 No comments

2016 Award Night

Congratulations to the 2016 award winners which were presented at the ATRAA Dinner in Melbourne on Tuesday 4 October. The awards shine a light on the outstanding individuals working in the solar sector and it is an honour to recognise the best of the best in this year’s awards.

We attended the ATRAA Dinner and had the privilege to network with other finalists of the awards, as well as experts from the solar industry.

ATRRA Dinner 2016 Solar Award Announcement

ATRRA Dinner 2016 Solar Award Announcement

2016-Solar-Award-Announcement Water Stone Energy

2016-Solar-Award-Announcement Water Stone Energy

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Water Stone Energy Team2016 Solar Award Night – Water Stone Energy is the ONLY small scale hybrid system in the finalists

Australian Clean Energy Council announced Water Stone Energy as 2016 Solar Design Award Finalist

by Water Stone Energy Team on September 26, 2016 No comments

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Solar award finalists showcase excellence by design

Clean Energy Council Accreditation Manager Sandy Atkins said the high-calibre field of entries had made it difficult for the award judges to choose the finalists.

“As always, it is inspiring to see such remarkable projects spanning an interesting range of installations. These awards are really about highlighting the work of individual installers and the amazing solutions they find to address daily challenges,” Mr Atkins said.

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Water Stone Energy TeamAustralian Clean Energy Council announced Water Stone Energy as 2016 Solar Design Award Finalist

German SMA Off Grid Solar System in the Grampians – Water Stone Energy

by Water Stone Energy Team on August 18, 2016 No comments

System Introduction

This 5kW off grid system was completed in August 2016. Our customer was building their house in the Grampians at a location far away from the power grid. Due to the high cost to connect the property to the grid, it became obvious that an off grid system is a more viable power solution.

The system is connected to a 5kva backup generator. The generator is connected to and controlled by the SMA Sunny Island inverter charger to achieve automatic start and stop. The batteries are LG Chem Lithium batteries with a total capacity of 9.6kWh. With a planned 4kWh daily usage, the battery is expected to last 2 days. When the battery is running low, the generator will be started automatically to charge the batteries and supply power to the house.

We also designed a manual transfer switch to allow our customer to bypass the entire solar system and use the generator only as an emergency backup in case of unexpected solar system fault.

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Water Stone Energy TeamGerman SMA Off Grid Solar System in the Grampians – Water Stone Energy

14 Wind-Solar Hybrid Systems Implemented Overseas – What’s Missing in Our Almost-Perfect System?

by Water Stone Energy Team on July 22, 2016 1 comment

A good system can encourage innovation of new technology, and more importantly promote application of existing technologies to improve the welfare of our society. This online article provides an overview of how the Indian Government put in place a system to support the renewable energy technology implementation and improve living standard of their fellow citizens.

We would like to take this opportunity to have a look at our “Almost-Perfect” system in Australia and how our system has been guiding our industry in the past years. Is there something missing in our system?

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Water Stone Energy Team14 Wind-Solar Hybrid Systems Implemented Overseas – What’s Missing in Our Almost-Perfect System?

LG Chem About to Release New Residential Lithium Battery Options – What Does It Mean to Australian Customers ?

by Water Stone Energy Team on July 20, 2016 No comments

Earlier in July, according to our supply chain partner, LG Chem has introduced a new generation of battery.  The new lithium battery products will be unveiled in July. LG Chem plans to offer the new battery storage systems globally, but they will be launched in Australia first.

What does it mean to Australia customers?

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Water Stone Energy TeamLG Chem About to Release New Residential Lithium Battery Options – What Does It Mean to Australian Customers ?

Know More Small Wind Turbine Products at 2016 Sheepvention

by Water Stone Energy Team on July 11, 2016 No comments

Visit Water Stone Energy @ Site 267, 1st and 2nd August at the Hamilton Showgrounds

Wind turbines of Mage Watt scale are not new to residents in Hamilton areas. If you ever wonder if there are small wind turbines suitable for individual home or business, you can’t miss our event this year at 2016 Sheepvention.

Will small wind turbine, solar PV or energy storage solutions work for your home or business?

Why don’t you come and join this FREE 15 min one to one renewable energy project solution consultation section at 2016 Sheepvention.

This one to one consultation section will provide you with latest industry and product information and guide you the path way to a successful renewable energy project.

8 sections only on Day 1, 1st August 2016

  • Section 1 & 2: 10:00 to 10:15am, 10:30 to 10:45am
  • Section 3 & 4: 11:00 to 11:15am, 11:30am to 11:45am
  • Section 5 & 6: 2:00 to 2:15pm, 2:30 to 2:45pm
  • Section 7 & 8: 3:00 to 3:15pm, 3:30 to 3:45pm

Use one of the three channels to register your section

  • Leave message on our facebook page / even post
  • email info@waterstoneenergy.com.au or call 03 9913 5297
  • Visit our website waterstoneenergy.com.au and use our contact us form
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Water Stone Energy TeamKnow More Small Wind Turbine Products at 2016 Sheepvention

Make Renewable Energy Part of Your 2016 Sheep Show Experience

by Water Stone Energy Team on July 11, 2016 No comments

Visit Water Stone Energy @ Site 325, July 15th 16th 17th 2016 Bendigo Sheep Show

Thinking about cutting power bill with wind turbine, solar PV or battery for your home or business, but don’t know where to start? Why don’t you come and join this FREE 15 min one to one renewable energy project consultation section at The AUSTRALIAN SHEEP and WOOL SHOW 2016. Make renewable energy part of your 2016 sheep show experience.

This one to one consultation section will provide you with latest industry and product information and guide you the path way to a successful renewable energy project.

8 sections only on Day 1, 15th July 2016

  • Section 1 & 2: 10:00 to 10:15am, 10:30 to 10:45am
  • Section 3 & 4: 11:00 to 11:15am, 11:30am to 11:45am
  • Section 5 & 6: 2:00 to 2:15pm, 2:30 to 2:45pm
  • Section 7 & 8: 3:00 to 3:15pm, 3:30 to 3:45pm

Use one of the three channels to register your section

  • Leave message on our facebook page / event post
  • email info@waterstoneenergy.com.au or call 03 9913 5297
  • Visit our website waterstoneenergy.com.au and use our contact us form
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Water Stone Energy TeamMake Renewable Energy Part of Your 2016 Sheep Show Experience