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TAS Country : July 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010 Tasmanian Country 5 News pay off for bright spark STORAGE: Sheds at Nigel Tomlin's property hide a powerful surprise . Pictures: RAOUL KOCHANOWSKI HIDDEN TREASURES: Turbines were left unused in a shed for 22 years. I knew where to put the power station, I had done the designs on the pipework and the materials. I had been picking up equipment for over 22 years to do it. It all came together quite quickly.' power station as there is with other power stations.'' Nigel said the electricity generated by his home-built power station equals two thirds of the power generated from the wind turbines on top of the Marine Board building in Hobart. ''The maximum output is 16kW, it has an average output of 7.5kW and an annual output between 60 and 80mW hours.'' Nigel said farmers have an untapped resource on their hands. ''There's huge potential in Tasmania with all the fast flowing creeks that we have for other farmers to do the same thing,'' he said. ''Especially where there is a power meter close to a power station so you can get in on the feed-in tariffs.'' Nigel hopes to open the station to the public this summer. ''People can come here and look through the window and see it working and there will be an explanation about hydro power and how it was built and they can walk up around the river,'' he said. NOW S THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT TWINE Tapex manufactures world-premium quality twines for large square, small square and round bales. Australian twine technology for Australia s tough conditions RGM/TAP34822 Call Tapex Pty Ltd on (03) 9357 4866 for the name of your nearest reseller www.tapex.com.au The Tapex and Kinnears brands are the only baling twines made in Australia by an Australian-owned company and that means that you get the benefits of years of experience and superior fodder packaging technology.
August 5th 2010