Renewable Energy Showcase

A Renewable Energy Showcase is taking place in the Northern Rivers on Saturday 13 October from 10am and 2pm and will showcase the breadth of innovation in renewable energy technologies.

Featuring demonstrations by Tesla, local community-owned energy groups, and expert opinions from speakers such as Giles Parkinson, founder and editor of – Australia’s leading website on clean technology and climate issues.

The Macadamia Castle and Light Touch Solar & Electrical are collaborating to deliver the showcase. Showcasing the latest in solar and battery technology, it is the region’s most comprehensive and interactive renewable energy event.

The Macadamia Castle is ideally placed to host this event, given its epic 180 panel, 45kW solar energy canopy and Tesla Supercharging station on-site.

Alice Moffett – Co-Founder & Manager of Light Touch Solar and Electrical – said “We are hosting this event to celebrate renewable energy in the Northern Rivers and demonstrate the solutions available to us right now. It takes a village to replace fossil fuels with renewables, so come along.”

Exhibitors include 

Tesla, displaying their Tiny House – a solar powered house towed into town by the all electric Tesla Model X. The Tiny House contains a mobile design studio and configurator which can calculate how your home can generate clean energy from the sun using solar panels, storing it in Powerwall for use throughout the day and night. Tesla has packed a number of its smart energy products into the one tiny mobile package.

Tesla Owners Club of Australia and many local energy identities will be displaying their vehicles and offering joy rides.

Light Touch Solar & Electrical, displaying the latest lithium energy storage solutions and providing free consultation on electricity bills for home and businesses.

Enova Energy, Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer. Reducing costs through sharing renewable energy that is locally generated, stored and distributed and helping everyone in our community play a part in creating a 100% renewable energy future.

COREM, Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby seeks innovative solutions that make supporting community-owned renewable energy easier, cheaper and more socially-energising, smashing the obstacles that stand in the way, across many aspects of the renewable energy system.

ZEB, The aim of Zero Emissions Byron is to achieve zero emissions in the Byron Shire by 2025, so becoming a leading example for national application.

RePower Byron Shire, a street-by-street initiative helping people support renewable energy while lowering their emissions. RePower has three steps: switch to an ethical energy provider, reduce power use and save money, produce your own renewable energy. It’s a joint initiative between COREM, Enova Community and Zero Emissions Byron. There’s a raffle with great prizes to support RePower’s work in switching on people power for our clean energy future.

Sunshine Cycles, ride around on solar-powered electric bicycles – zero emissions transport at its best.

The Office of Environment & Heritage with their Energy Efficiency Trailer, and many more.

Guest Speakers from 11.30am-1pm include:

Solar – What to Know Before You Buy by Tony Gilding from The Macadamia Castle.

Tony will share his lessons learned from installing solar. A great talk for those considering solar for home or business.

Switching Byron Shire to Renewables by Vicki Brooke, Sandi Middleton & Dave Rawlins from RePower Byron Shire.
Discover the simple steps of this initiative which is helping the shire to switch to renewables one street at a time.

Electric Vehicles by Giles Parkinson from The Driven.

Respected renewable energy journalist from ReNew Economy and One Step Off the Grid will be speaking about electric vehicles in Australia and his latest project The Driven.

History of Tesla by Energy Expert from Tesla Australia

Find out how Tesla came to be and why Tesla’s Powerwall 2 has become Australia’s most popular battery.

Registrations for this free event are now open. To register, visit

The Renewable Energy Showcase will be held between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 13 October at The Macadamia Castle, 419 Hinterland Way, Knockrow.

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