Tablelands Solar

NQ Solar specialises in clean, green, renewable power for your home or business. We sell photovoltaic grid connect solar power systems, stand-alone solar systems, hot water heat pumps, generators, regulators, and anything else required for small to large energy systems.

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The Atherton Tablelands (also known as the Cairns Highlands) are located south-west of Cairns, with a population of around 12,000.

The area is home to the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforest, national parks, mountains, lakes and picturesque waterfalls. The region has a mild tropical climate with cool summer nights and mild, sunny winter days. The tablelands covers a diverse range of landscapes, from the outback area around Mareeba and Koah, to the lush rainforest areas around Kuranda, Yungaburra and Malanda.


Nearly 20 megawatts of mains power is provided by clean electricity sources on the Atherton Tablelands.

The Koombooloomba Hydro station provides 7 megawatts of clean, green hydro-electricity from the waters of Koombooloomba Dam. The station saves 20,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. The water from Koombooloomba Hydro is captured a second time, at the Kareeya Hydro station at the Tully River, which generates a further 86 megawatts of green power.
At the Southern end of the Atherton Tablelands, near Ravenshoe, the Windy Hill Wind Farm is in operation, providing an addition green power source for the region. Windy Hill is Queensland’s largest wind farm, with 20 windmills providing 12 megawatts of electricity: enough to provide power for 3500 Tableland homes.


NQ Solar can help Tablelands residents and business with any enquiry into solar electricity. We specialise in photovoltaic grid connect systems and stand-alone solar systems.

Grid Connect solar systems are now more affordable than ever, and with generous Government incentives now available, it’s never been easier to cut your family’s carbon footprint, as well as your quarterly power bill. The Solar Credits Scheme provides generous upfront discounts on the installation of solar power, based on the value of Small-scale Technology Certificates. The scheme is NOT means tested, and is available for residential, commercial and investment properties. To find out how you can take advantage of the incentives on offer and begin generating your own clean, green energy, call NQ Solar today!

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A hot water heat pump can help you save up to 68% off your hot water heating costs. At NQ Solar, we sell the Stiebel Eltron heat pump.

The Stiebel Eltron Heat Pump is proven superior German technology and is the most efficient domestic heat pump on the market. The heat pump absorbs the heat from the ambient air, which is then transferred to the refrigerant within the heat pump. The refrigerant is compressed, which heats it to a high temperature. It is this heat that is transferred into the water to provide hot water. It works on similar principles as an air-conditioner but in reverse. 68% less electricity is required to provide hot water compared to a standard electric system. The heat pump is also much cheaper to install than a solar hot water system. NQ Solar is offering these exceptional units at a reduced rate for a limited time only.