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Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    Allume Energy Pty Ltd

    Location

    Tasmania

    ARENA Program

    Advancing Renewables Program

  • Start Date

    December 2019

    Status

    Current

  • Project Partners
    Green Peak Energy Pty Ltd, I Want Energy Pty Ltd, Improv Pty Ltd

Summary

Allume Energy will further develop the ‘SolShare’ to enable The Salvation Army (TSA) to on-sell excess solar energy to other, separately metered tenancies in their building.

Need

Allume Energy has developed the SolShare, a behind-the-meter solar sharing solution that can distribute solar energy generated from a single system to multiple, separately metered units. A power purchase agreement (PPA) will pay for the system and then charge the tenants (TSA) for their solar energy usage. Any excess energy supplied would be sent to the electricity grid.

Action

Allume Energy will develop the SolShare algorithms to prioritise solar energy delivery to TSA’s unit in the building. Additional solar energy will be distributed to the other tenants in the building generating a return for TSA. Improv Billing will calculate the bill.

Last updated
27 July 2020

Outcome

The Allume Rooftop Solar project outcomes include:

  • Provide an opportunity to increase renewable energy use in buildings
  • Reduce the financial barriers to accessing renewable energy for both building owners and tenants
  • Provide new revenue streams for TSA from on-selling solar energy
  • Reduce electricity bills for tenants in buildings by providing opportunities to buy cheaper solar energy.

Additional impact

If the Allume Rooftop Solar project is successful, this technology solution could be replicated across not-for-profit organisations throughout Australia.

Read about Allume Rooftop Solar Salvation Army Pilot Demonstration

Last updated 27 July 2020

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