Unlock rooftop solar for flats
Unlock rooftop solar for flats
Millions of flat residents have the roof space for solar but, until recently, no way of accessing it.
We didn’t think this was fair, and so we developed a world-first technology, SolShare, which enables the sharing of solar energy from a single rooftop solar system amongst multiple dwellings within the same building.
This breaks down the technical and ownership barriers that have historically prevented apartment residents from accessing cheaper and cleaner energy from the sun.
Optimised Solar Delivery to the Flats
SolShare monitors the energy demand of every flat in the building and delivers solar energy to where it’s needed, reducing export to the grid.
The optimised solar delivery results in the highest possible savings and biggest carbon reduction for every apartment in the building.
It also ensures that the same quantity of solar is delivered to every flat over the course of each month.
Simplicity in the Solution
The SolShare is installed alongside traditional electricity metering infrastructure at the apartment building’s main switchboard. Apartment access is not required and residents can still choose whichever retailer they like for their grid energy.
It’s this simplicity that has made the SolShare the go-to choice for Social Housing Providers and Property Developers.
Achieve your Sustainability Goals
The SolShare provides you with the opportunity to connect every flat in the building as well as the landlord supply to a shared rooftop solar system.
This is vital for achieving sustainability targets, including those in SAP 10 that require each flat to be connected directly to solar in order to gain the sustainability credits.
The client approached us with the challenge of reaching EPC B for every flat in their development. They had exhausted all reasonable measures when they discovered the SolShare.
With the SolShare they were able to specify the precise kWp associated to each flat. This fidelity enabled them
to add exactly the right number of SAP points to each flat to achieve the goal of EPC Bs throughout the building.
The client was extremely happy to be able to achieve the EPC B in a simple, low cost method.
The client’s brief was to connect all 24 flats to rooftop solar PV and battery storage. The initial proposal was to connect an individual solar system with individual batteries to each flat. The space requirements for 24 inverters and 24 batteries left the attic as the only place to house the equipment. This was deemed inappropriate by the client and the project ground to a halt.
Upon discovering the SolShare, the solution was able to be dramatically simplified to two inverters, two SolShares connected to 12 flats each. The reduction in hardware enabled the equipment to be installed next to the meter room on the ground floor, green lighting the project. The simplification also reduced the project costs by 25%.
The client’s objective was to develop a building of net-zero flats. To achieve this, solar had to be connected to each flat and funnel any excess energy produced to a heat battery contained within each flat. Space constraints meant that installing 20 individual inverters for each flat was not an option.
The developer learnt about the SolShare and was delighted to learn that just two inverters and two SolShares were needed to connect all 20 flats to solar. All the equipment was easily housed inside a small plant room on the ground floor.
The SolShare solution increased the SAP scores and achieved certified net-zero status for every flat in the building.
The client wanted to provide solar energy to each of the 6 flats in the building. However, the limited roof space made multiple individual systems infeasible.
The SolShare provided a solution to connect all 6 flats to solar PV while still providing a decent bill saving for each resident.
The strata corporation of this classic red brick apartment building in Sydney’s inner west retrofitted rooftop solar to reduce the electricity bills for all residents and the common light and power.
Learn how you could become a
SolShare Installation Partner
and unlock the apartment solar market.
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