Renewable energy the "People's Choice".

The WA Sustainable Energy Association congratulates Jim Thomson from Outback Energy Supply as recipient of the "People's Choice" award for 2010 for the invention "Outback Power Pack" on the Grand Final episode of the Australian ABC New Inventors program.

The WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) congratulates Jim Thomson from Outback Energy Supply who was last night awarded the "People's Choice" award for 2010 for the invention "Outback Power Pack" on the Grand Final episode of the ABC New Inventors program.


The Outback Power Pack is the first solar and wind power system that is available to be installed on-site with any combination of solar, wind, and diesel, delivered and ready to connect to within a few hours. The innovative wind turbine and solar panel mounting remove the need for expensive excavations, concrete and crane usage, and offers substantial financial savings and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over previous solutions.

‘Modularisation of renewable energy is critically important as it will reduce installation costs across rural and regional Australia and allow farmers, small remote communities and mine camps, and remote installations to be largely self sufficient on energy from renewable sources,' says Prof Ray Wills, Chief Executive of WA SEA.

‘The technology is also relevant to the growing energy needs of many third world nations - allow energy growth with out additional greenhouse gas emissions, especially Africa, northern India and western China,' says Prof Wills.


About the Inventor
Jim Thomson has been involved in the electrical industry for over 35 years, working in nearly every resource industry, He has been involved in the renewable resource industry for 11 years.

Outback Energy Supply is a member of WA SEA, Australia's largest energy chamber.



WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) Media Release - 24 September 2010


Editors notes:
1. ABC Inventors website story http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2904662.htm#
2. Details on Outback Power Packs http://www.outbackenergy.com.au/
3. The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) is a chamber of enterprises has a growing membership of over 360 industry members from a diversity of businesses. WA SEA is the largest energy industry body in Australia. www.wasea.com.au.
4. WA SEA bringing you the National Green Vehicle Fleet Day 11 November 2010, and the Energising South East Asia Conference 23-26 March 2011, Perth.

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