Heron Island in The Great Barrier Reef is home to 220,000 birds and is the nesting ground for endangered giant green sea turtles. It also houses a world renowned and vital research station for the University of Queensland (UQ) dedicated to understanding and saving the reef. The island is not connected to the electricity grid and, until recently, relied on diesel generators for its power supply. By connecting twenty ReFlex™ modules and a solar array, the research station is able to primarily run “diesel-off”. The pristine and fragile environment now has its own microgrid that operates reliably, without noise and environmental impact. To make this project a reality, we worked closely with UQ and JUWI, a globally active system integrator of hybrid power systems.