Byron Eco Farm: 5 MW Solar Farm

Byron Eco Farm 5 MW Solar Farm

 Byron Shire Council has now granted approval for the development of the Byron Bay region's first example of a 5 MegaWatt Solar Farm, utilizing cutting edge bifacial solar panels with solar tracking technology to increase efficiency.

In keeping with Dieter Horstmann and Byron Eco Park's  vision to be a driver of change towards a greener society, Byron Eco Park Holdings  have partnered with Essential Energy to generate clean energy on a large scale for the Byron Shire.

We intend to hold a series of seminars for Farm Owners so that our important new concept can be reproduced on other farms in other regions of Australia.

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Byron Eco Park e-mobility seminars

Byron Eco Park: e-Mobility Seminars

Electro mobility (or e-Mobility) represents the concept of using electric powertrain technologies, in-vehicle information, and communication technologies and connected infrastructures to enable the electric propulsion of vehicles and fleets. Powertrain technologies include full electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, as well as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that convert hydrogen into electricity. e-Mobility efforts are motivated by the need to address corporate fuel efficiency and meet reduced carbon emission targets, as well as market demands for lower operational costs.

Electro mobility (e-mobility) is a general term for the development of electric-powered drivetrains designed to shift vehicle design away from the use of fossil fuels and carbon gas emissions.

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Byron Eco Park Biochar seminars

Byron Eco Park Biochar Seminars

Biochar is charcoal used as a soil amendment for both carbon sequestration and soil health benefits. Biochar is a stable solid, rich in carbon, and can endure in soil for thousands of years. In recent years, driven by interest in sustainable agriculture, organic farming and answers to the climate change imperative, there has been much interest in biochars as soil amendments to improve and maintain soil fertility and to increase soil carbon sequestration. Byron Eco Park holds seminars on how to make biochar. Please contact us if you wish to particpate in future biochar seminars at Byron Eco Park by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the Subject Heading "BioChar". 

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Bifacial tracker solar panels

Bifacial solar

Bifacial solar modules offer many advantages over traditional solar panels. Power can be produced from both sides of a bifacial module, increasing total energy generation. They’re often more durable because both sides are UV resistant, and potential-induced degradation (PID) concerns are reduced when the bifacial module is frameless. Balance of system (BOS) costs are also reduced when more power can be generated from bifacial modules in a smaller array footprint.

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From the Byro Shire ECHO, January 13, 2020 | by Echonetdaily | ARTICLE BY  Dr Willow Hallgren.


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This article is made possible by the support of Byron Eco Park Holdings.

The way that humans use and change the land and its vegetation can have a profound effect on the climate, and can either counteract or exacerbate climate change. These effects are often overlooked when discussing action on climate change (aka global warming or global heating).

The recent public outcry over land clearing rates in Australia, particularly Queensland, was largely about the resulting loss of biodiversity. Less talked about was the impact of all that land clearing and deforestation on local and regional climates, and the impact of this on human communities and surrounding ecosystems as global heating intensifies.

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Landclearing at Kingvale Station. Photo Kerry Trapnell/ The Wilderness Society.

Global heating impacts natural ecosystems and agriculture

Human activities are heating the planet, and our climate is changing, causing major changes to both natural ecosystems and agriculture. Increasing average temperatures will shift the locations of what crops can be grown where, and will make land in some locations unable to support agriculture. More extreme temperatures are also drying out ecosystems and endangering wildlife (like flying foxes who can’t handle heatwaves and start to drop out of the trees, dead).

Longer and more severe droughts are damaging not only crops but entire ecosystems by contributing to increased bushfire severity.

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