Mt Best - Australia   

  Solar House Tour
   Energy efficiency
   Power station
   Solar heating
   Floor insulation
   Solar hot water
   Worm farm
   Chest fridge
   Bubble glazing
   3phase pumping
   Vegie Garden
   80% efficient stove
   Tips for your home

  Fern tree gullies
  Grow rainforest?
    Our rainforest
    Extending forest
    Tree nursery
    Direct seeding
    Planting on slopes
    Bristol 25 tractor
  Guitar concerts

  Best guitar tuning

  Guitar optimization

  Guitar music

House in a forest
  Night Life
  Ocean views
  Sunrise & sunset
    Wild koalas
    Redback spiders



Power station

Our power station at Mt Best captures renewable energy from wind and Sun.

Power station at sunset. Solar panels on the roof of the shed, the wind turbine on the right.

The power station during a summer day - view from southeast. The newly built garage also serves as a repair and construction workshop.


Our site is quite windy so we can count on wind power. Maximum wind speed reached 240 km/h in 2002. 100 km/h wind days are quite regular, especially in winter.

Solar panels take over when there is no wind, like on long hot summer days for example. The wind+solar system is fully integrated.

Control room of the power station