Simon Hackett was our guest speaker this meeting. Simon spoke about his EV journey and the renewable energy generation system at The Vale, his farm near Sheffiled (www.thevale.com.au). His EV journey started in the mid 1990’s driving a GM EV I in California, and included becoming Tesla’s first customer in Australia in the mid 2000’s. The energy system at The Vale includes a 210kW solar system and a 280kWh Redflow ZBM battery storage array. It is used to power farm operations and various vehicles including an electric self-launch sailplane.
Simon also gave a tour of his renewable energy infrastructure and vehicles at The Vale. See some photos here.
Meeting: 7:00pm at the Paranaple, 145 Rooke St., Devonport (includes talk by Simon)
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