Solpod now available across WA through MPS

Solpod is pleased to announce its relocatable rooftop solar is now available across Western Australia through MPS Building and Electrical. Solpod developed the world’s first re-deployable solar systems for commercial and industrial rooftops.  The Solpod solar range is now available in WA for the first time, using the contractors MPS. James Larratt, CEO of Solpod, […]

Solpod Powers Google Australia’s HQ, with Google’s Carbon Footprint Now Zero

In perfect timing, Google announces that it’s carbon footprint is now zero.  Google is offsetting its historic emissions and moving to zero-carbon energy, as Solpod powers up Google Australia’s headquarters. Solpod on Google Australia HQ, Sydney Solpod installed our re-deployable solar pods on Google Australia’s Headquarters in Pyrmont, Sydney.  The 100kW solar system is situated […]

State Government to Rebuild Victoria’s Economy through Renewables

600 MW of Solar & Wind in Victoria Solpod welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that renewables will help drive Victoria’s economic recovery from the coronavirus.  The Victorian Government plans on a market sounding process for at least 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind projects. Lily D’Ambrosia, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, […]

Aldi Australia Commits to 100% Renewable Energy

ALDI Soon Fully Powered by Renewable Energy  Solpod welcomes the news that Aldi will be powered by 100% renewable energy by the end of 2021.  Aldi will install more than 100,000 rooftop solar panels on their shops and distribution centres.  Wind energy will be sourced from two projects in Victoria and NSW. The 31.6 MW […]

Solpod’s solar rooftop system powering Globe HQ

Globe HQ is now fully operated by renewable energy.  Solpod designed and installed a 265kW rooftop solar system for Globe’s Headquarters in Port Melbourne.  With 650 commercial solar panels on the rooftop, Globe’s Global Office is now 100% powered by renewable energy. On the Shop-Eat-Surf page, Globe announced: “This massive new sustainable energy investment will […]

Solpod at Renewable Energy Founder Forum

Solpod was thrilled to be one of five clean energy start-ups selected to participate at the Renewable Energy Founder Forum, hosted by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Innovation Bay. The Renewable Energy Founder Forum was held on Hopin, a virtual events platform. Over 170 executives and investors in renewables attended the online event. […]

East-West Solar Optimal For Customer and Community

The optimal orientation of solar panels is often debated within the industry. While facing panels north can generate the most electricity, the generation is condensed during the hours either side of midday.  An alternative approach is called east-west and involves half the panels facing east and half the panels facing west. The east-west orientation produces […]

Industrial Buildings Meet Sustainability Goals with Rooftop Solar

Meeting Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) goals is at the forefront of investor and consumer priorities.  Industrial buildings have an opportunity to meet ESG goals through adopting rooftop solar, saving energy and reducing carbon emissions. A 2019 McKinsey Report said of ESG: “Global sustainable investment now tops $30 trillion—up 68 percent since 2014 and […]

Solar Schools for Covid-19 Economic Recovery

Powering Australia’s schools with solar is an opportunity to generate jobs and stimulate the economy, at a time of continued uncertainty.  Industry analysis is showing how investment in renewables can rebuild Australia’s economy. Australian Parents for Climate Action (AP4CA) have submitted an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, asking for funding to equip all schools […]

Rooftop Solar Installations Passes 2.5 Million in Australia

Australia has now completed 2.5 million rooftop solar installations, Renew Economy reports. This milestone figure includes a new record set for installations in July despite the Covid-19 pandemic uncertainty and disruption. Citing analysis generated by Sunwiz, Michael Mazengarb from Renew Economy reports that the percentage of rooftop solar growth is 40% ahead compared to the same […]