Community Update: April 2018
Here’s what the team has been up to during April…
April turned out to be a huge month for Greenwood Solutions; the business has continued to grow and develop, with the addition of new team members, the announcement of a big partnership and the inclusion of training services.
- Partnership with peer-to-peer energy trading company Power Ledger
- Interview with YouTuber Nuggets News
- The addition of training services
- Veli and Hannah joined the team
- Completion of a 450kW project for a cold storage unit
- 800kW install for a major supermarket and an Australian bank
Power Ledger Partnership
Early April we announced our partnership with Power Ledger, a peer-to-peer energy trading company, to bring renewable energy trading to Melbourne. The initial project will be deployed in Burwood and is set to be the first commercial deployment of Power Ledger’s P2P platform in Melbourne, Victoria.
Power Ledger’s platform allows consumers to buy and sell renewable energy directly between one another. In order to achieve this, Power Ledger uses world-leading blockchain technology to create a transparent, auditable and automated record of energy generation and consumption.
Here at Greenwood Solutions, it has been apparent for a long time that changes need to be made within the industry in order for companies to remain competitive. When we discovered Power Ledger’s white papers, around this time last year, we were immediately excited by the groundbreaking work they were doing and saw an opportunity for our businesses to grow together.
As Power Ledger looks set to create a permanent base in Melbourne, we are excited to see how our relationship will continue to grow over the next months and years to come.
Take a look at Eddie and Dave’s interview with Nugget News and Power Ledger CEO David Martin, to learn more about our partnership and the current project in Burwood.
Another significant development during April was the introduction of our training division. It became clear whilst building Greenwood Solutions that there is a lack of available resources for those looking to move from the domestic to commercial sphere.
The solar industry is currently saturated with installers, yet not all of them are equipped to take on the jobs they need to stay viable. Commercial projects require a certain complexity, scale, and understanding that one cannot mimic from a domestic install.
We understand, as well as anybody in the industry, that there are significant hurdles to overcome on your first commercial deployment and it takes time to perfect the process. We want to support our customers, from training to winning their first commercial project, all the way through to the successful completion of their projects.
Our training courses are designed to deliver the best quality service, with knowledgeable speakers, step by step how-to guides, service and product information and in-depth question and answer sessions. Attendees will be going away from the day with a wealth of knowledge, that will give them the confidence they need to grow their businesses.
At the moment we are offering full-day courses at the University of Melbourne. Our next training event is set to take place on July 18th; ticket sales and the announcement of an exciting free online training event will be announced on our Facebook page soon!
During April we finished work on a 450kW project for a cold storage facility in Melbourne’s west. The system consists of 1476 high-efficiency solar panels and eight inverters. Cold storage units generally have an electrical consumption profile that makes them great candidates for large-scale solar systems. Both ourselves and the client were extremely happy with the results of the project.
Two large commercial projects were won during April, commencing the rollout of over 800kW of PV for a major international supermarket and an Australian bank.
May is gearing up to be an exciting month; keep up to date with our latest projects by following us on our social channels!