Multifamily Owners

The SolShare is the world’s first solution to connect rooftop solar directly to apartments within the same building. Finally, there’s an opportunity for tenants to enjoy the numerous benefits of solar power, including: reduced electricity bills, energy independence, and lower carbon footprint.

The SolShare monitors when an apartment is using energy and will direct solar power to it to reduce electricity bills as much as possible. This optimization can increase the amount of solar you use by up to 50%, meaning less reliance on expensive grid power and higher savings.

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The Solshare

How it works

The SolShare is a distribution box that can direct solar energy to multiple apartments behind-the-meter simultaneously. It optimizes the solar delivery based on who needs the energy at any point in time, while also ensuring that every apartment receives the same amount of solar over the course of each month.

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Benefits for you

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

Optimized System
Every apartment receives the
same amount of solar but it’s
automatically delivered when it’s
going to save the most money.

Reduced Carbon Footprint
Whenever you’re using solar, less
carbon emissions are being
pumped into the atmosphere

Increased Property Value
Installing solar on your home is
proven to increase its value

Flexibility
Not every apartment has to sign up

Hear about how this SolShare project in Jackson, MS came together:

Case studies

Ashfield, New South Wales

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.

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Bulimba, Queensland

Waterline Crescent apartments is an airy strata-titled apartment complex of 18 residences overlooking the Brisbane River just northeast of the Brisbane CBD. The body corporate decided to retrofit solar panels to improve the sustainability of the building, and chose Allume’s SolShare technology to connect solar to each apartment.

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Botany, New South Wales

Botany Apartments is a community comprising 23 upmarket townhouses and 4 apartments that embraced smart energy technologies including shared solar.

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Bayview, New South Wales

This apartment complex comprising multiple buildings overlooks beautiful Pittwater in Sydney’s north. In 2020 the apartment community decided to install rooftop solar to reduce electricity bills and dependence on the grid.

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Tullamore Folia, Doncaster, Victoria

Committed to creating sustainable living environments for residents to enjoy, Mirvac have implemented forefront technology in Folia allowing the Prestige and Penthouse Apartment residents to share a single set of solar panels and distribute solar power in a manner that optimises the financial benefit to all connected residences.

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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

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

There are a number of factors in determining this, the main one being how much energy you use. But on average, a 40% reduction in grid energy usage can be achieved. This is increased further if batteries are included. See our case studies for more information on price and payback.

Yes. Every resident will be able to access a portal that shows their energy and solar usage. This can help to adjust habits to maximize the benefits of the solar energy and reduce bills even further.

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