Innovation Helps More Businesses Adopt Solar

Solpod Offers World First Commercial Solar Innovation

The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, ‘COP 26,’ is accelerating action towards the Paris Agreement goals and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Limiting climate change to within 1.5C means a global commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Increasing clean energy is a priority in the global effort to tackle climate change.  The Solpod team are highly committed to creating a sustainable, cleaner future.  Our contribution is to help more businesses reduce carbon emissions through our innovative solar products and technology.

James Larratt, CEO of Solpod, says: “Solpod delivers solar in the way that works for businesses, who can see the savings immediately and have the flexibility to relocate or return the pods if circumstances change.”

Since 2017, Solpod has been working hard to deliver our innovative commercial solar products.  Solpod offers the world’s first re-deployable solar pods.  ‘Solpods’ are a prefabricated grouping of 10 solar PV panels.  The pods are flat packed, trucked to site and unfold during installation. The pods are rapidly installed onto rooftops via a crane.  Using patented technology, these solar pods can be removed if needed without disturbing the roof sheet.

As our solar pods are moveable, Solpod provides flexibility to the commercial and industrial market that was previously not available.  Businesses can now rent rooftop solar systems with a minimum timeframe from only 3 years, through Solar Rental.  Businesses that choose to purchase the pods can relocate them if they move or redevelop their site.


Image: Solpods being installed on Google Australia HQ, Pyrmont

UN Climate Change Conference 2021

The “Breakthrough Agenda” has been outlined at COP 26, where green technologies will be made more affordable and reliable than fossil-fuelled alternatives for all countries by 2030.  Forty countries have agreed to support and align to the Breakthrough Agenda, including Australia.

Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, said at the summit: “It will be our scientists, our technologists, our engineers, our entrepreneurs, our industrialists and our financiers that will actually chart the path to net zero — and it is up to us as leaders of governments to back them in. Technology will have the answers to a decarbonised economy, particularly over time.”

Climate policy experts Morgan Bazillian and Dolf Gielen write in The Conversation, that energy innovation needs to be a priority in the energy transition. They state that energy innovation is already delivering progress: “Support for innovation has brought cutting-edge renewable power and electric vehicles much faster than anticipated.”

The Breakthrough Agenda aims for government and business to work together in enabling clean power policy and plans.  Mr Morrison said: “Cleaner technology solutions must out compete existing technologies if they are to be successful everywhere.”

Innovation in finance and technology has contributed to the success of solar in renewable energy.  Felicia Jackson, in Forbes magazine, says that solar “saw a fall in price of over 90% within a decade.”

Solpod’s Award Winning Commercial Solar Technology & Innovation

Many more businesses, including renters, are now able to access rooftop solar through Solpod and benefit from reduced carbon emissions and electricity costs.  Our innovation in commercial solar and technology has received the following awards and accolades:

Winner: Top 100 Energy Start-Up 2021

Winner: Solar Cutters Most Innovative Solar Solution in 2019

Finalist: Victorian Premier Design Awards 2020, Product Design Category

Grant Recipient: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) ARENA 2018-2020

Guest Speaker: ARENA Innovation Bay 2020

Image: Solpod Unfolding

Our Solpods are fully Australian Made and manufactured in Dandenong, a suburb in the southeast of Melbourne well regarded for its manufacturing.  Our solar pods are offered as Solpod Roof and also as Solpod Ground.

To find out more about Solpod’s rapid install solar pods or other solar products on offer please contact or call + 03 9089 0753.