Off-Grid Energy Australia

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Business Category: Energy Efficiency, Green Living, and SolarBusiness Tags: batteries, renewables, and solar

  • Profile

    Off-Grid Energy is Australia’s trusted name in off-grid power solutions for your home, and our friendly team will help you to find the system that’s right for you. We are based in South Australia but operate in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

    We understand that buying an energy storage system for your home is a long-term investment, and is relied on to power your property each and everyday.

    Finding the right quality components is the first step towards trouble-free power delivery. System design, sizing and programming are also integral to system reliability, seamless operation, and longevity.

    We are specialists in off-grid solutions both big and small, and our off-grid solar and battery experts will provide you with a reliable power system for years to come.

    Memberships

    Alliance for Rural Electrification
    Off-Grid Energy Australia is incredibly proud to be accepted as a member of the Alliance for Rural Electrification. The Alliance is the only international business association focusing on the promotion and development of off-grid renewable energy solutions in developing countries. ARE serves as a platform for sharing knowledge and best-practices and is a partner of stakeholders in the energy field who want to engage the private sector.

    The Australian Energy Storage Council
    The Australian Energy Storage Council provides an independent forum comprising representatives of the energy storage industry. They connect local and global industry partners in this growing industry. Members have the opportunity to have a voice in deciding the future of this emerging industry, and play a critical role in creating industry standards and encouraging industry best practice for the energy storage sector.

    Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer
    Off-Grid Energy Australia has been accepted as an Approved Solar Retailer and has voluntarily signed on to the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct (authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)).
    Companies that have signed on to the code have committed to provide a higher standard of quality and service, raising the bar in the solar industry.

    Clean Energy Council
    Standalone power system design and installation requires very specific skills and qualifications that are markedly different to that of other renewable energy systems (such as grid-connect solar installations). We are continually updating and refining our skills and knowldge so that our products are always at the forefront of renewable energy technology. Off-Grid Energy is a member of the Clean Energy Council and is a nationally accredited designer and installer of standalone power and grid connected storage systems.

    The Australian Solar Council
    The Australian Solar Council promotes scientific, social, and economic development through the environmentally sound use of solar energy. The Australian Solar Council is a not-for-profit organisation that has been a catalyst for the development of solar applications for 50 years.

    The Alternative Technology Association (ATA)
    The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to connect, inspire and assist people to make sustainable choices in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the ATA provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry.

    Awards

    2016 BRW Fast100 List
    Off-Grid Energy was ranked 57th in the Financial Review BRW Fast100 List for 2016.

    2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year
    2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Central Region Nominee. Director Sean LePoidevin was a nominee for the Entrepreneur Of The Year program in the Central Region (Encompassing all of South Australia and the Northern Territory). The program is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

    2014 StartupSmart Awards, Fastest Growing Finalist
    2014 StartupSmart Awards, Fastest Growing Finalist. The awards recognise the most innovative and fastest-growing new businesses in Australia. Off-Grid Energy was a Fastest Growing Finalist, demonstrating a high percentage of growth over the past four years.

    2014 Small Business Champion Awards
    2014 Small Business Champion Awards, Specialised Business Winners. Off-Grid Energy was awarded best Specialised Business in Australia.

    2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards
    2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards, Start-Up Award Winners, SA. Judges said “This innovative business challenged the solar industry with affordable power solutions for remote and off grid environments. We were impressed with the passion of the team and noted that Off-Grid Energy had created a strong business model based around industry best practice.”

    Current Sustainability Initiatives we undertake at Off-Grid Energy

    Support Carbon Neutral

    Off-Grid Energy is a very proud supporter of Carbon Neutral. We purchase carbon offsets for all our installations to help reduce our impact on the environment.

    Products & Manufacturing
    The products and services Off-Grid Energy provides help to replace the need for diesel-powered generators or grid supplied power, reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by these sources. The amount of carbon reduction depends on the source of the diesel, and the installation location.

    Travel
    Our systems also reduce or in some cases will eliminate the need for the transportation of fossil fuels to remote areas, an added environmental benefit. Unfortunately the installation and distribution of our products does require large distances to be travelled.
    Off-Grid Energy aims to minimise travel where possible by:

    • Grouping freight items to reduce transport frequency
    • Installers sharing vehicle to get to site
    • Phoning, emailing and video conferencing with suppliers and external offices
    • Encouraging staff to use alternate modes of transport like bus, bicycle, scooter, electric cars or car pool
    • Providing a flexible work environment to allow working from home or alternative locations
    •  Purchasing carbon offsets for any flights taken

    Waste
    The preassembly and installation of our products does not require significant amounts of water and electricity, and produces minimal waste. We are constantly trying to reduce the amount of waste produced, and ensure that it is either reused or recycled prior to disposing into landfill.

    Office Sustainability Measures

    • Utilizing natural light where possible
    • Reduction in air-conditioning & heating use by encouraging uniform flexibility
    • Installation of an air ventilation system to improve air flow throughout the office
    • Emphasis on using digital information over paper, and reducing printed paperwork
    • Turning electronic items off at power supply after each days work
    • Purchase of 100% green power
    • Separating bins for recycling of cans/bottles, scrap aluminium, scrap cable
    • Hiring a rubbish collection company that sorts and recycles what it collects, and provides us with a report of the percentage of each form of waste
    • Increasing insulation in office walls & ceiling to reduce heat/cool losses

    Electric Car Charge Station
    Off-Grid Energy employee Randal Love owns and drives an electric car. The car is unique, and is re-charged daily at Off-Grid Energy HQ via a charge point installed at the office. We hope to increase the longevity of this unique vehicle, which we think might be the oldest EV in SA, or even Australia.

    Reclaim PV Recycling
    Reclaim PV Recycling operates an Australian Photovoltaic take back and reclaiming scheme, providing waste management and resource recovery services throughout Australia and Oceanic region.
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  • More Info
    Green / Eco / Sustainable Certifications:

    Accredited/Endorsed installers for the following technologies:
    • Tesla Powerwall
    • Z Cell
    • Reposit
    • Enphase

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