Power and gas supplier Origin is launching its own energy-focused startup program in a collaboration with accelerator hub Stone & Chalk. The move comes as the business, which has 4.2 million customers, delivered its FY21 results, posting a staggering $2.29 billion loss, in part due to a shift in to renewable energy driving down prices.… Read more »
Nine late-stage energy startups have been chosen for the second cohort of EnergyLab’s Scaleup Program including Australian ‘digital twins’ tech venture Neara. TransGrid and Endeavour Energy are partnering with the program, which kicks off later this month, allowing the startups to collaborate with the utilities, investors and founders. The two power utilities operate across NSW… Read more »
POWERING UP: Mike & Annie Cannon-Brookes are spending $12 million to bring a little sunshine to 100 bushfire-hit communities
Fire-ravaged Australian communities struggling for power will have an solar energy solution thanks so Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie. The duo are investing up to $12 million in a venture called Resilient Energy Collective (REC), designed to rapidly deploy solar panels and Tesla batteries in communities that have lost power in natural… Read more »
Global accelerator venture Startupbootcamp (SBC) is currently scouring Australia looking for energy startups to take part in the organisation’s 2020 EnergyAustralia Program. SBC is hitting 27 cities with its half-day FastTrack event, kicking off in Brisbane last night. FastTracks lets startups share what they do, and in return get immediate feedback from experienced entrepreneurs,… Read more »
The NSW government’s crackdown on businesses that operate comparison websites led Ankit Jain, CEO of startup CIMET, to build an online model that could be scaled across multiple sectors and integrated within existing businesses.
Accurassi is the brainchild of Ross Sharman, who founded it with the goal of taking the hassle out of comparing essential service providers. As he puts it, the current experience of comparing different providers for everything from energy to insurance – and much more in between – can be difficult and confusing for customers. “Accurassi… Read more »
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.”
Energy Australia is set to conduct trials with three startups that graduated from the accelerator program it ran in conjunction with Startupbootcamp.
Energy Australia has partnered with Redback Technologies to launch the Redback Smart Hybrid System, a renewable energy system used to control energy usage.
Clean energy startup Brighte raises $4 million Series A led by Grok Ventures, Blackbird and Airtree invest in EARTH AI
Brighte has announced the close of a $4 million Series A round led by Grok Ventures, with the funds to be used to further build out the Brighte platform.
Sydney energy startup Wattwatchers has raised $2 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), which administers the government’s Clean Energy Innovation Fund.
Startupbootcamp launches energy accelerator in Melbourne as Slingshot launches Queensland tourism accelerator Horizons
Startupbootcamp has launched ‘Energy Australia’, a Melbourne-based accelerator to support startups working in the energy space.
NERA has announced the opening of a $15 million fund to invest in collaborative projects to help Australia’s energy resources sector.
South Australian government signs agreement with Tesla and Neoen to build world’s largest lithium ion battery
The SA government has announced an agreement between Neoen and Tesla that will see the world’s largest lithium ion battery installed a local wind farm.
Perth-based startup Spectur has developed a solar powered, cloud-based security camera designed to thrive in remote areas and locations.