The Climate Alliance Business Leadership Awards recognise Australian businesses that work to address and ultimately concur climate change. In previous years, Climate Alliance has recognised some of the most promising up-and-coming individuals and businesses, as well as supporting large scale organisations working towards a cleaner future.
ShineHub was delighted to be awarded the prize for ‘2018 Australian Innovator of the Year' in recognition of our innovative Fixed Rate Plan and first-of-its-kind virtual power plant software.
"ShineHub was selected for enabling the mass adoption of solar and battery storage in Australia while supporting local communities. They've done this by creating a bespoke software solution that powers their Community Solar Programs, launching the Australian first Fixed Rate Plan, and donating over $100,000 to non-profits and community organisations who have participated in a Community Solar Programs in the last year. ShineHub has also created software to power Australia's first cloud based virtual power plant which will enable people to connect to Sydney's biggest virtual power plant free of charge. This is part of their overall plan to replace Big Energy with Community Solar."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Since launching in April 2018, our Fixed Rate Plan has made solar affordable and accessible for households right across Australia. Without paying a cent up front, these households have been able to instantly and dramatically reduce their energy bills using state-of-the-art solar and battery technology.
We topped off our huge year by officially launching our virtual power plant software in November. This cloud-based solution has proven that expensive hardware is not required for virtual power plants. We can now control household batteries straight from the internet - no hardware required! This will open up universal access to virtual power plants with a free, downloadable app that earns households money every time their battery is used to support the community. Click here to find out more about our virtual power plant software.
We are extremely proud to have been recognised by our industry as a team of forward thinking game changers, not afraid to challenge ourselves and think outside the box.
For us, this is just the beginning. 2019 is set to bring bigger and brighter for ShineHub, with more revolutionary innovations to come. Watch this space!