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The future is Green!

Stand alone power! Can I shout it loud enough. Look at the ideas people are working on right now!

Rawlemon Spherical Solar Energy Generator, developed by German architect Andre’ Broessel. It concentrates light by 10,000 times and is 35% more efficient than current solar panels. Amazingly it is able to operate on cloudy days. http://youtu.be/YHldwuCnCxg

artificial leaf  art leaf

The artificial leaf developed by Harvard professor Daniel Nocera, has the ability to replicate photosynthesis. Solar panels charge it up during the day and at night you are using fuel that the artificial leaf made. The artificial leaf makes oxygen and hydrogen water is required about 10 to 15 drinking bottles worth, for a family home. This has the potential to replace our current battery storage system. http://you.be/J556uXwrjll

Do you know what this all means for Australia, our stand alone power will reduce in cost. At the moment Aussies pay $30,000 for an average 3 bedroom home to be off the power grid. Stand alone power already pays for itself then gets cheaper. I wonder how cheap stand alone power will be in 5 years?

These clever Aussies can install stand alone power for you. Enviroshop 1300 30 58 33  Rainbow Power Company 02 6689 1430     Off-Grid Energy Australia  1300 334 839  There are more online type in stand alone power, too easy.

Let’s Go Green Australia! (Michelle Simpson – stand alone power advocate – )



Here comes crisis point

In Australia with just the advent of solar panels we will eventually hit crisis point. The fossil fuel burning power companies are supplying less power than they used to. They were proud to announce no interruption to supply through Melbourne’s hottest weather. They say solar panels have taken the edge off. I ask you what happens when more solar panels go up? These companies will supply even less. We need a back-up system. We need to get off the power grid.

Who can get you off the grid? The government? Big business? No. They are trying to work out ways of getting onto renewable energy whilst still having us pay for the use of our power. There is one person who can get you off the power grid, it’s YOU.

People all over Australia are slowly moving off the power grid. You can’t get off the power grid if you’ve never heard about stand alone power. Some people are using a bit of DIY, others employing a company to install their stand alone power system. With this system you will have solar panels, solar hot water, a bank of batteries, you may have a small wind turbine. You don’t have to pay the sun or wind for the use of your power. Using a company set-up would be around 30 thousand dollars for an average 3 bedroom home depending on your power usage. The only real cost to maintain this system is to replace the batteries when they ware out. If those batteries are sungel the best Aussie made you can get, they last 15 to 20 years! Thanks C.S.I.R.O. and Battery Energy. Nothing to pay for 15 to 20 years, what company can offer that, these ones. Enviroshop….1300 30 58 33 Rainbow Power Company…..02 6689 1430 Off-grid Energy Australia…..1300 334 839

Let me just say stand alone power becomes cheaper over time. Grid connected power is increasing in price and will continue to do so. Why are they increasing the price of gas, if not to prop up their profit margin. We are heading towards a crisis point.

If you own your own home or business think about stand alone power. Go Green Australia!

Author: Michelle Simpson – stand alone power advocate –

Climate Change?

Climate change, how do we the people of Australia combat this? What can we do to lower carbon emissions and reduce the amount of fossil fuels used?

If you’re thinking renewable energy you’re on the right track. If you want a system that does not involve paying money to the man for the use of you’re power, then stand alone power is a viable option.

The stand alone power system consisting of solar panels, solar hot water, small wind turbine and bank of batteries would be a typical set-up for a family home. In the hotter parts of Australia the wind turbine may not be necessary. In doing my research I found that even some people in the green energy sector were not aware of the existence of Sungel batteries. Aussie made Sungel make stand alone power more viable than ever. They are designed to withstand our extreme temperatures and are maintenance free. At a conservative estimate they will continue to operate for 15 years the German counterpart guaranteed for 20 years. In my opinion Sungel will last 20 years considering it’s the same technology. Sungel are new and have only been around for approximately 7 years.

If you are thinking about stand alone power the cost for an average 3 bedroom home would be around 30 thousand dollars. That’s if you don’t already have solar panels or solar hot water. After the set-up cost the only real maintenance cost comes in the form of new batteries. So the ongoing cost comes along every 15 to 20 years! Wow!

For more information call one of these guys, Enviroshop…….1300 30 58 33    Rainbow Power Company…….02 6689 1430    Off-grid Energy Australia…….1300 334 839, or look up stand alone power online.

You may have noticed getting onto stand alone power does not require waiting for the government or big business to make a move in that direction. If you want to get off the power grid you can take action now. Don’t sit around complaining about the price of electricity and gas. Go Green Australia!

Author: Michelle Simpson – stand alone power advocate –


RAPS:  Remote Area Power System    SAPS: Stand Alone Power System

What is the difference? There isn’t one! The Australian government would have us believe stand alone power can only be used in remote areas. Not true! Stand alone power can be used anywhere in Australia even in the suburbs.

Stand alone power is renewable energy hooked up to your own batteries. You make your own power and keep it for yourself. No more paying for the use of your power.

The government doesn’t want us on stand alone power because there is no money in it for them. The people of Australia however stand to make a great saving. When people are aware of stand alone power, they will be getting off the power grid and that number will only grow.

Have a look at what digging up fossil fuels does to our landscape.9501096028_64dea0557c_o[1]

What damage does stand alone power do? None! You can even recycle the batteries. Sungel that is! The best Aussie made you can get.

Ask these companies about stand alone power, Enviroshop…..1300 30 58 33

Rainbow Power Company…….02 6689 1430

Off-grid Energy Australia…….1300 334 839

There are more companies online ( stand alone power ) look them up.

Spread the word!       Go Green Australia!

Author:   Michelle Simpson      (stand alone power advocate)