What bill shock?: WA nursery celebrates two years of shunning the grid

What bill shock?: WA nursery celebrates two years of shunning the grid

A Busselton nursery is celebrating two and a half years of paying nothing for its electricity usage after installing an industrial size battery and small solar array on its block two hours south of Perth.

Lucy Stuart and her husband Ian installed a 10kW power 100kWh vanadium redox flow battery at their native tree nursery in 2016 and since then has not paid for any of the energy its used.

Sydney Morning Herald article

Busselton farmer’s renewable energy win

A Busselton farmer has not had to pay for any of the energy they used for more than two and a half years after installing a renewable energy device.

Farmer Lucy Stuart helped pioneer a vanadium redox flow battery when she bought a battery for her native tree nursery she owns with her husband Ian.

Ms Stuart said since they had installed the vanadium flow battery, they had not experienced any interruptions to power and had not paid for any power.

The battery was the first vanadium redox flow battery installed in WA and was the first of its type sold by VSUN Energy which markets industrial-grade vanadium redox flow batteries.

Busselton Mail article