We our love our electrification partners who can help us transform our homes by offering real solutions!
Polestar Our major partner
Polestar is determined to improve the society we live in by accelerating the change towards a fully electric, climate-neutral future. With a dual focus on progressive design and cutting-edge technology, the Swedish car company is leading the way in creating 100% electric cars that deliver refined performance, whilst reducing the environmental impact.
Polestar is committed to the use of technologies to realise solutions for a circular economy and ethical business practice, which can't be achieved without transparency. As a brand, transparency is what sets Polestar apart from the rest. By using blockchain, the brand is committed to tracking and reporting on the impact of its supply chain by monitoring its CO2 emissions and ethical sourcing of risk minerals and materials. Polestar was the first car maker globally to use Blockchain technology to trace the Cobalt in its batteries.
Each year Polestar publishes a lifecycle assessment report on the Polestar 2 and shares the methodology with the industry. The report demonstrates that EVs have a long way to go before production becomes truly sustainable – but you have to start somewhere! Polestar's moon-shot goal is to produce the world's first truly climate neutral vehicle by 2030, currently dubbed the Polestar 0 Project. Australia recently joined the global call-out to universities and clever, innovative companies who might be able to help us on our journey.
Reclaim Energy CO2 Heat Pump hot water system uses industry leading technology offering households an environmentally friendly hot water solution that saves money providing ultimate flexibility to cater for busy lifestyles.
Using a natural CO2 refrigerant to heat water, this technology is 200 times more environmentally friendly than traditional heat pumps, which use synthetic refrigerants.
Combining the system with Solar Power enhances the reduction in energy consumption and costs. Designed to consume excess Solar Power during peak sun hours to maximise savings and take advantage of the energy already created rather than exporting it back to the grid.
Reclaims' Heat Pump plays an integral part on the electrification journey, providing households with a smart, highly efficient, flexible hot water solution that does not rely on the grid. Has a low energy draw, offers smart control to support demand response, uses a natural CO2 refrigerant, thereby reducing carbon emissions. Has excellent cold weather performance characteristics, no reliance on any artificial boosting to deliver required hot water.
The system has been designed to support load shifting which can reduce the pressure on the grid, whilst also facilitating a better return on investment for additional renewable energy solutions, such as battery storage. Will offer you the ability to start manipulating the network, support a platform you can utilise with advanced technologies and manage your household energy mix overtime, reducing your costs and your carbon footprint.
Making changes at home, like installing solar panels, purchasing electric appliances, and implementing energy-efficient upgrades, is a no-brainer for reducing emissions and lowering energy bills. But upfront costs often pose a major hurdle.
The lack of awareness about the benefits of home electrification emphasises the need for a simple, all-in-one solution for sustainable households. That's where Brighte shines, offering information, access to trusted installers, and affordable finance.
According to the Climate Council's 2022 report "Switch and Save: How Gas is Costing Households," switching to fully electric could save families a whopping $1,900 annually.
Brighte's simple financing options can remove upfront costs, breaking down repayments into consistent amounts. You could use any potential energy bill savings to offset these repayments. You'll not only reduce your carbon footprint but you can also start saving on your energy bills sooner - it's a win-win!
This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs and, where appropriate, seek professional advice.
Australia's love for renovations is well-known, but our homes lag in energy efficiency and comfort compared to other developed countries, despite annual spending of approximately $15 billion. With the increasing impacts of climate change, such as fires, floods, and storms, coupled with rising energy costs, there is an urgent need to decarbonize our existing 8 million homes. This presents a unique opportunity to reshape the Australian Dream and create future-proofed homes that benefit both people and the planet.
Enter Evitat, an impactful venture and pro-tech startup empowering homeowners to make conscious choices for their health, wealth, and the environment during renovations and home improvements. Their platform integrates a community, marketplace, and digital Logbook. The Logbook acts as a renovation guide, connecting users with appropriate professionals and documenting their sustainable decisions throughout the renovation process. Similar to a service book for cars, it enables renovators to track and evaluate each investment against sustainable home improvement criteria. This encompasses efficient and intelligent design choices, low-carbon and healthy material selections, liveability and well-being considerations, and renewable and all-electric retrofits and improvements. The Logbook records and showcases these sustainable home improvements, enhancing property value.
Evitat's Logbook will soon offer exciting incentives like green finance options and community programs, further rewarding our collective effort going carbon negative. Evitat proudly supports 1 Million Women in their latest campaign '1MReady' in taking climate action. Together, we can be the change. Let's forge a better future for ourselves and the planet.
The urgent need to transition to 100% sustainable energy sources, along with the health and economic benefits of home electrification, means millions of Australian households will transition to fully electric homes over the coming years. The faster we can make this happen, the better it will be for the environment, our health and our wallets!
Each household that shifts to an efficient 100% electric home is estimated to avoid 11,000 kg/CO2e every year, and save $3,450 in annual living costs (Rewiring Australia). And with research concluding up to 12% of childhood asthma cases are associated with using gas for cooking in the home (Asthma Australia), the health benefits are enormous.
Navigating the Journey
The complexity and confusion of endless product choices and the need to involve multiple suppliers and trades, can make it hard to get started. Faced with this, many people feel overwhelmed and simply do nothing as a result.
Goodbye Gas was created to simplify what can be a daunting and confusing process. Their approach is focused on providing clear information to help households make informed choices, supplying only high-quality equipment, and coordinating their network of expert installers to deliver the upgrades as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Solar Analytics provide two essential software tools to help households save money and optimise their electrification journey. Firstly our free online calculator Solar Maximiser is an accurate and independent tool to shows people their optimal available options for each type of Smart Energy - rooftop solar, battery or hot water heat pump (Electric Vehicles, controlled hot water and other appliances coming soon). This allows people to choose which appliances to electrify first, and understand the costs, savings and benefits.
The second tool is our Solar Analytics app that minimises the energy bill for homes with rooftop solar. We save you an extra $400 every year by automatically showing you the best available electricity plan, fixing faults faster, and guiding your energy decisions like shifting your energy consumption or buying a solar battery. We make sure you milk the most out of your rooftop solar and maximise your savings.
Combined these tools take the guesswork out of electrifying your life.
Australia has committed to net zero emissions by 2050, which translates to electric vehicles (EVs) making up 100% of new car sales by 2035. We're currently at around 5% with only 12 years to go. To compare, the Sydney Olympics was 23 years ago!
On top of this, EVs represent a once in several generation shift in how we move and power our lives. We no longer have to plan our lives around petrol station visits, we can instead charge wherever our life takes us, just like we do with our phones. In the future, we also have the potential to turn our cars into batteries to power our homes, reducing some of the biggest expenses in our everyday lives.
JET Charge was created in Melbourne, from one humble driveway, and 10 years later is the preferred charging partner for 25 vehicle brands in Australia and has deployed the most chargers of any company in Australia. It was created to foster the next generation of leaders for this new and innovative industry, to make sure that Australians can access simple, straightforward EV charging and to create a new normal on the path to net zero, where people are lifted up by the transition and no one is left behind on the road to electrification.