Victorian startup Energy Locals has raised $2 million in funding from NSW renewable energy company Cape Byron Power.
Adrian Merrick’s explanation of what Energy Locals does is rather to the point: “We sell cleaner energy for a fixed fee and without screwing customers.”
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed $150 million in debt funding to Singapore-headquartered Nexif Energy for the building of stage one the Lincoln Gap wind farm in Port Augusta, South Australia.
Sydney energy startup Wattwatchers has raised $2 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), which administers the government’s Clean Energy Innovation Fund.
Free Electrons is a global accelerator program allowing startups to work collaboratively with industry on new products and services.
Sydney startup Solar Analytics has raised $4.4 million in a Series A round to globally accelerate the expansion of its smart tech products. Solar Analytics received follow-on investment from seed investor AGL Energy Limited along with new private investments from serial energy investors David Griffin and John Clifford.
If the South Australian Government and Adelaide City Council get their way, Adelaide could just become a world leader in clean technology startups.