Gallery: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Resort

 

Hidden Valley Cabins is Australia’s first carbon neutral resort and tour company. The solar powered getaway is located one and half hours northwest of Townsville, near Running River on the western slope of the Paluma range in Queensland, Australia. This is Australia’s first stand-alone resort that operates solely on solar power, and saves 78 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year!

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  1. Inhabitat » THE S... September 15, 2008 at 6:24 am

    […] quality Chinese goods, and participate in cultural events and celebrations. It will also offer health resorts, sports facilities, drinking-water lakes, and even a digital cemetery to remember those who have […]

  2. joeascanio July 7, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I have been following this development for a while (see link below) and am thrilled to see the project not only get more press but also go \”live\”. Exciting stuff!!

    http://www.terracurve.com/2008/04/03/first-fully-carbon-neutral-ecolodge-leads-the-way-says-ecotourism-australia/

  3. cmac July 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I love the concept and the fact that it is actually in use!! great info on the solar power components.. But why oh why is there a mown turf area dominating the front landscape?? please tell me its for therapeutic hand mowing..

  4. Post.Domesticated July 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Looks like a great resort, but let\’s call it SPAVING 78 tonnes worth of CO2 emissions per year, unless of course they are actually offsetting 78 tonnes more than they are using. No?

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