Narooma Renewable Energy Expo 2017 features innovation

The second annual Renewable Energy Expo at Narooma was a success with a large crowd checking out about 20 stalls at the Narooma Sports and Leisure Centre.

The expo was again organised by the Narooma Rotary Club and convenor Frank Eden and this year was officially opened by Member for Eden-Monaro Dr Mike Kelly, who spoke about the renewable energy being important for the economy and future generations.

The youth of Narooma was involved in this year's expo displaying their new bin-lid initiative done in partnership with Narooma Rotary and the expo to stop litter blowing around Narooma Public School and to encourage recycling.

Dr Kelly handed out the prizes to the students that designed the best posters with the theme of renewable energy, while the kids painted a mural on a sheet in the centre of the expo.

Mr Eden said new this year was a LED lighting display, a hybrid car from Toyota, electric bicycles and electric gardening outdoor tools, as well as a company increasing the efficiency of air conditioners.

The expo continued on Saturday evening with a renewable energy forum and a dinner across the highway at Club Narooma.

The Narooma area, like communities around Australia, is switching to the alternate way of powering homes using battery systems like those produced by the Tesla company that store energy produced by solar panels on roofs.

Outside of the sports and leisure centre there were more displays, including a Tesla electric sports car belonging to Vincent Edwards of Tathra. Last year there were also a couple of Tesla cars on display.

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