Mirvac taps Melbourne start-up for shared solar at new apartments

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ASX-listed property developer inks deal with Allume Energy to use its solar sharing technology at new apartment complex – and potentially across all multi-occupant buildings.

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ASX-listed property developer Mirvac says it is considering rolling out Melbourne-made solar sharing technology acrosshttps://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/mirvac-taps-melbourne-shared-solar-technology-for-apartment-complex/ all of its multi-occupant buildings, as it works to extend the benefits of rooftop PV to apartment dwellers and mixed use commercial buildings.

Mirvac said on Tuesday that it had partnered with Allume Energy to deliver its SOLSHARE technology, starting at its new Folia apartment building in Doncaster, Victoria (artist’s impression pictured above).

Stuart Penklis, head of residential at Mirvac, said the company had been restricted in its use of solar on multi-occupant buildings, but that Allume’s software got around previous limitations, such as restricted roof space.

“We were so impressed with the technology that we have partnered with Allume and will deliver their shared solar technology on select apartments (at Folia) …And we are now assessing it for use across all our assets,” Penklis said.

The partnership marks a major coup for Allume, a relatively new start-up supported by the University of Melbourne-affiliated Melbourne Accelerator Program.

As we have reported on One Step, Allume’s unique distribution technology – essentially contained within a small box – is designed to work within the building’s existing metering infrastructure, or “behind the meter,” to allow solar to be distributed and billed to individual apartments.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy sister site, One Step Off The Grid, click here…

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