"An 800kW solar system installed on the industrial rooftop of a window
furnishing company in Sydney will soon supply power to that company’s
employees, by offering the PV generated power that is unused by the Sydney
factory on weekends to workers’ households.
The solar sharing scheme, which is believed to be an Australian first, is a
collaboration between the Australian arm of international window furnishings
supplier Hunter Douglas, energy traceability software company Enosi, and
retailer Simply Energy.
It came about when Hunter Douglas, having installed the 800kW solar system on
its Rydalmere factory roof in mid-2018, found it was exporting to the grid a
great deal of solar energy on weekends and on weekdays in summer after 4pm,
when the factory was closed.
So when an opportunity came up to access Enosi’s Powertracer solar sharing
technology through a new retail supply contract with Simply Energy, the company
signed up and went about working on a scheme that would extend its rooftop
solar savings to its employees.
“The employee energy plan is a practical and future-proofing way to share the
benefits of on-site commercial solar production with our employee community no
matter how far flung they may be,” said Peter Hughes, the director of finance
at Hunter Douglas Australia."
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