Features & Benefits

Savings
The SolShare can reduce electricity
bills by up to 40% – and even more
with batteries

Affordable
A complete SolShare solar
system can cost as little as
$2,000 per apartment.

Sustainable
Solar power is a simple and
effective way to reduce
carbon emissions

unobtrusive

Unobtrusive
The residents retain the freedom
to choose whichever retailer they
like for their grid energy

How do I get a SolShare System?

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Case studies

Ryde, NSW

Allume Energy worked with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to deploy shared solar on an apartment building owned and operated by Evolve Housing.

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Altona North, Victoria

This community housing building is operated by Housing Choices Australia, with residents in all 44 apartments enjoying lower electricity bills thanks to the SolShare.

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We’ll be helping contribute to getting renewable energy, so for environmental reasons that’s really great… Also the owners and the residents are able to save money.

- Kerry Ko, Apartment resident, Brunswick East

There’re a few things I’m excited about: obviously cheaper bills, it makes our building stand out and to be more eco-conscious.

- Sam, Owner Occupier

We are hearing from our residents that they don’t need to worry about electricity bills to keep warm in winter as they have accumulated some savings from spring to autumn.”

- Ravi Koneru, Assets Coordinator, Housing Choices Australia

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The beauty of the SolShare is that it can be connected to whoever is interested. So, if there are 30 apartments but only 15 want solar, the 15 of you can buy your own SolShare solar system. The most important thing to do is speak to the other owners as soon as possible to see who is interested.

Yes, any connection can be added to a SolShare system, including the common light and power.

The SolShare comes with an industry standard 10-year warranty.

The SolShare delivers solar under a ‘fair-share’ algorithm. The SolShare monitors how much energy each apartment is using (energy demand) and sends solar to where it’s needed, maximising the savings for everyone in the building. However, to make sure that everything’s fair, the SolShare logs how much solar’s been delivered to each unit and if it identifies that a unit has received more than the others it will start to reduce the amount of solar that it sends to that unit until the others have caught up.

Yes, batteries can be included in the system. Even better, because the SolShare is a shared system, your batteries will also be shared. This means that rather than needing to buy an expensive battery for every connected unit, you simply by a communal battery that everyone uses when they need it. This greatly increases their value for money.

Every SolShare installation is unique. Once we have gained the relevant information from you, we will introduce you to one of our certified SolShare installation partners. They will be able to talk you through what is most suitable for your building.

Typically, the SolShare is suitable for apartment buildings that have between 6 and 60 apartments. However, there are some cases when it is possible to get a shared solar system for buildings over 60 units if not everyone wants to sign up or it’s a complex with 2 or more buildings. Send us an enquiry and we will be happy to see if our technology is suitable for your apartment building.

As with all solar installations, every connected unit must have a smart electricity meter. If the apartments don’t have smart meters, don’t worry. Our certified SolShare Installation Partners will be able to guide you through upgrading. Residents can also contact their energy retailer directly and upgrade the meters in advance.

Every connected unit will receive feed-in tariff payment for any solar they don’t use.
The SolShare ensures that the same quantity of solar is delivered to each connected unit over the course of each month. It works hard to deliver each unit’s solar when they are using power and therefore when they’re going to save the most amount of money. However, if this is not possible and more solar is being delivered than can be consumed then it will be exported to the grid and your retailer will buy it off you.

The SolShare ensure that rooftop solar on social housing is used to its maximum potential to reduce electricity bills.

No. Residents can stay with their existing retailer, or to choose to change to another one. They can also access any market protections provided for vulnerable electricity customers, if applicable.

State and territory governments may have funding available for rooftop solar on social housing. Contact us for guidance.

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