As disruptive and deadly as a redback spider can be, so too is this tech startup from Queensland. Redback Technologies has created a clean energy platform that turns the existing utility model on its head. Through a series of innovations in both software and hardware, Redback has driven down costs while introducing future-proof flexibility for… Read More Save more by storing less: the way Redback increases your ROI
In one of the most pristine parts of Australia, where the coastal surf culture flows into the Hippie tide washing down from the hinterlands, a small revolution is taking part. The famous little surfer town Byron Bay became home for the Robin Hood of the future, Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer. Enova Energy has set… Read More How Robin Hood brings Community Energy to the 7 Shires
Have you ever questioned the production output of your solar panels? If not, are you sure they produce what they should be? A Sydney-based start-up aims to help you get the most out of your hard earned solar. They’ve developed intelligent solar monitoring software centred on a core of clever and sophisticated algorithms. It continuously… Read More Get the Most Out of Your Solar
A Dutch-based company and spin-off from the Technical University in Delft set foot on Australian soil. Why? A combination of endless space, excellent wind, very high per capita emissions, solid infrastructure and engineering expertise make Australia a perfect extension to that tiny and windy country in the North of Europe. Ampyx Power’s core innovation is… Read More Drop Your Blades and Spread Your Wings
Imagine a device that shows you how many Watts you use and what it costs you. A plug-and-play device that is simple and easy to understand. And all together, it does it in real-time and connects through Wifi. A Sydney-based start-up spent 2 years to unlock the intelligent voice in your home appliances. Meet Wattcost!… Read More Be Smart and Connect Your House!
A 24-hour-visit in Canberra without any upfront organization proved to be highly efficient in getting the right things done: understanding Canberra’s active culture of innovative technology-based entrepreneurialism. A meet and greet with James Deamer, Community Manager at the Entry 29 Start-up Community, shed a bright light on this unique characteristic and opened doors to even… Read More Science for the Sake of Science: the Success of Windlab!
Mix tons of experience, a considerable amount of big data and a start-up attitude, and you’ll end up with a company that is creating the energy retail model of the future: the orchestrator of a household’s electricity bill! This energy retailer has set foot on earth to do things differently. While still early stage, but… Read More Pick Up Your Mojo and Make Electricity Sexy!
Peer-to-Peer transactions, increased grid stability or what about donating your energy to your children? These are all examples of how Canberra-based Reposit Power sees the future. A company that is passionate about solving problems in what they call an “exciting market”. A company that puts consumer involvement at the core of their business model and… Read More How Reposit Turns Batteries into Swiss Army Knifes!
If rising electricity bills could be one of the major drivers of a clean energy transition, I started thinking that the way this electricity system works should be elaborated more upon. It is actually quite complicated… So, during my stay in Melbourne I connected with Australia’s premier innovation precinct anchored by the University of Melbourne:… Read More Do Current Pricing Structures Resist Disruption of the Electricity System?
Choice, control and transparency are the core elements of one of Australia’s most innovative energy retailers. With their slogan “You’ve had electricity, now you’ve got power!” Powershop began its journey to a new era of energy retailing. I had the honor to have an interview with Ed McManus, CEO of Powershop, at the inspiring HQ… Read More Powershop | A Better Power Company