Tag Archives: Commercial Solar

Australian Manufacturing Opportunities in Solar

Innovation is Key to Growth in Australian Solar Manufacturing James Larratt, the CEO and co-founder of Solpod, was recently interviewed by the Australian Manufacturing Forum about his thoughts on the potential for Australian manufacturing in the global solar market.  Larratt sees innovation as the main growth opportunity for Australian manufacturing to capitalise on the success seen […]

Colonial Brewery Calls for Victorian Emissions Targets

Solpod Solar Installation at Colonial Brewery Solpod completed a 100kWp rooftop solar installation for Colonial Brewery in Port Melbourne in late 2020. The ABC featured Colonial Brewery’s solar installation in recent reporting that reveals businesses are keen to adopt renewables. The ABC reported on the 28/01/21 about Colonial Brewery:  “It recently installed 100 kilowatts of solar […]

Buying Australian Made Supports Covid-19 Economic Recovery

Australian Made Campaign  A renewables led recovery would support three times as many jobs as a gas/fossil fuel lead recovery, the ABC reported.  As a provider of Australian Made solar panel mounting solutions, Solpod promotes Australian Made, helping to create jobs and supporting Australian innovation. Australian Made Ltd has launched a new campaign “Buy Australian Now […]

Solar is the ‘King’ of Global Electricity Markets, According to International Energy Agency

Solar is the ‘New King’ Solar is the ‘new king’ of power markets around the world, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA).  After the Covid-19 pandemic, solar will play a key role in the recovery of global electricity markets. The IEA released the World Energy Outlook report, which detailed the […]

Opportunity for Commercial Solar With Instant Asset Write-offs in 2020 Federal Budget

Renewable energy advocates were disappointed by the Federal Government’s 2020 Budget that missed the opportunity to support a green covid recovery.  PV Magazine Australia reported though an opportunity for commercial solar exists in the budget through instant asset write-offs. James Larratt, CEO of Solpod, says that, “the budget has provided some confidence and momentum to businesses to adopt solar. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]