Simon Hackett is our guest speaker this meeting. Simon will talk 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 has offered to host a tour of his renewable energy infrastructure and vehicles at The Vale starting on-site at 3:00pm.
Site Tour: 3:00pm at "The Vale" 864 Claude Road, Sheffield, Tas 7306
Dinner: 5:30pm at a venue to be decided in Devonport
Meeting: 7:00pm at the Paranaple, Devonport (includes talk by Simon)
Please RSVP for the site tour, dinner and/or meeting (any combination!) using the green button. RSVPs will help us with venue bookings.
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