Innovative energy generation system gains global recognition
New energy generation system set to revolutionise energy supply and lower electricity costs whilst reducing harmful CO2 emissions
Planet Ark Power are set to revolutionise our energy supply and lower electricity costs all while reducing harmful CO2 emissions with a new energy generation system.
The Australian-made technology, that allows a local school or business to use their empty roof-space as an electricity generator for the area, will be showcased on the international stage as one of 15 finalists for the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Awards, held in Germany.
The SET Awards are a leading international platform supporting energy innovation facilitated by the German Energy-Agency in cooperation with the World Energy Council. In 2019 they received 450 applications from 80 countries.
A jury of high-level energy and climate sector individuals selected the 15 finalists for the awards, one of which is Brisbane-based renewable energy technology and artificial intelligence organisation, Planet Ark Power. It is one of three nominated in the category ‘Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security’.
By enabling the smooth exchange of power produced in localised large-scale roof mounted solar installations to other buildings and houses at any time of day, a company or the local school’s roof can become an income stream. It reduces the cost of electricity for all nearby users too, as the energy is cheaper to produce and grid maintenance costs are diminished.
Households that cannot afford to put solar panels on their roofs can also benefit from this novel approach to clean energy.
“We’re honoured by the recognition our research and development team has received from the SET Awards 2019. We’re excited to talk about our game-changing technology created to transition the world into a clean energy future,” said Planet Ark Power’s Executive Director, Richard Romanowski.
“Global energy transition is one of the biggest challenges in human history. But it is also an amazing opportunity for combining innovative business and political will to create a sustainable energy solution for the planet,” writes Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of the German Energy-Agency.
Judging will take place on the 9th of April at the SET Tech Festival, with 14 other entrants competing with in Planet Ark Power’s way to win this prestigious award. The winner takes home €10,000.00.
Regardless of whether they win the SET Award, further innovations emerging from Planet Ark Power’s engineering workshop, including extra safety features for solar panels, are likely to result in at least 10 more patents.