At Ingenero we have made a genuine commitment to our partnerships with many community and environmental organisations around Australia to make solar more accessible and affordable for their communities. Actively working with and within Australian communities, we are able to help many more Australians meet their energy needs and the improve environment by going solar. To do this we work closely with local communities and environment groups by providing discounts on our solar solutions to help these groups and their members go solar. Through our work with these groups we have been able to support and expand their efforts to continue campaigning for a cleaner, greener future for us all.
Green Cross Australia
At Ingenero we align ourselves with partners who are focused on making solar power a reality for more Australians. That’s why we have partnered with Green Cross Australia on their Every Rooftop project. Launched March 2013, Every Rooftop is a social venture that aims to make solar power more accessible to all Australian home and business owners as well as provide support for Green Cross's ongoing work. Every Rooftop is helping to inform Australian homeowners about the latest way to switch to solar, the solar lease, where you can access solar energy in your home for no upfront cost. Read more here...
Its Time Foundation
Its Time Foundation replaces diesel-generated power in remote island schools with solar alternatives. The money saved on fuel is spent directly on education to create new opportunities for children in these low-income communities. For example, Rabi Island High School in Fiji now has constant renewable power and diverts over $7000 per year from fuel to books, software and other resources. To us that may sound small, but when the average family income is less than $100 per month it makes a huge difference. That system will also save over 150 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Queensland Solar Schools
Ingenero is one of the providers selected by the Queensland Government to install solar power systems on the roofs of Queensland schools. Systems range in size from 2, 4 and 6kW and will eventually be installed in over 1300 schools across the state.
Barcoo Shire Council
Like many councils today, Queensland’s Barcoo Shire Council set itself environmental goals in order to become a more sustainable council. Not only did it identify solar energy as a key component of its environmental strategy, the council believed it had a kerole to play in informing the community about climate change. Solar power is an effective and highly visible way to get the message across, while reducing Council's own carbon footprint in the process. Through Power Purchase Agreements with Ingenero, Barcoo Shire Council has installed four world-class solar power systems on their facilities. Each has been designed, installed, maintained and is owned by Ingenero. The council simply buys the energy generated from the system. Furthermore, by taking advantage of the Queensland Government’s net feed-in tariff, the council sells any excess power into the grid. The new solar power installations feature 30kW at the Windorah Cultural Centre and 10kW at the Windorah Sports Centre. With the abundant supply of sunlight within the region, they will generate at least 178kW hours per day. At any point in time the council can understand the performance of their system by accessing, via the web, the performance data on Ingenero's EcoWatt Online Performance Monitoring.
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Created by the Brisbane City Council, Citysmart's mission is to help make Brisbane Australia's most sustainable city. Ingenero was a foundation partner for many years.
Queensland Conservation Council
Ingenero partnered with the peak environmental body for Queensland on the successful Solar Challenge, an initiative to increase solar power installations in the state.
Nature Conservation Council of NSW
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW launched the North Shore Solar Challenge in July 2010.
Gecko - Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council
Gecko is the Gold Coast’s peak non-government not-for-profit environment group.
Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council
The Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council Office is the peak environment body for this region of southeast Queensland.
Conservation Council ACT
The Conservation Council ACT is the peak non-government environment organisation for the Canberra Region. Its mission is to achieve the highest quality environment for the Canberra region.
The Conservation Council of South Australia is a peak body representing over 50 member groups whose main purpose is conservation and protection of the environment.
Ingenero Technology Partners
University of Queensland
In April 2009, Ingenero and the University of Queensland began a research partnership. As part of the partnership, the two bodies will work together on a number of solar energy projects including researching methods for optimal integration of large renewable energy sources within off-grid (for example diesel generator) stand-alone networks as well as within existing standard grid infrastructure. In addition, Ingenero and UQ are currently building the largest rooftop solar installation in Australia, due for completion in December 2010. Find out more here.
Ingenero is a fully accredited member of the Clean Energy Council. The CEC is a membership based industry association representing the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors. It has more than 300 member companies involved in the development or deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies including wind, hydro, wave and ocean, solar photovoltaic and thermal, bioenergy, solar hot water, geothermal and cogeneration. The CEC is an incorporated not-for-profit association and is headquartered in Melbourne. Funded principally by fees paid by its members, the organisation augments this income with revenue from events and conferences, project management and through the provision of fee-for-service activities including industry accreditation programs.
First Solar manufactures photovoltaic (PV) solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive PV system solutions. First Solar’s fully-integrated PV solutions include project development, engineering, procurement, construction, operations & maintenance, and project financing. By enabling clean, renewable electricity at competitive prices, First Solar provides an economically and environmentally viable alternative to peaking fossil-fuel electric generation. First Solar has set the benchmark for environmentally responsible product life cycle management by introducing the industry’s first prefunded, comprehensive collection and recycling program for solar modules. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating value-driven renewable energy solutions that protect and enhance the environment.
Power One - Changing the Shape of Power
In early 2010, Ingenero added the Power-One inverter to its product mix. As one of the world’s ten largest providers of power conversion and power management solutions, Power-One is one of only a few companies with the product breadth to support every step in the refinement of utility-grade AC into the various DC voltages required to power high-availability infrastructure systems at the site, system, and semiconductor levels.
Suntech is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of innovative solar energy solutions for a wide variety of customers and applications. Their R&D team in Wuxi, China continues to pioneer technology advances in solar power generation products. Suntech is expanding their capacity by building more factories and installing cost effective equipment to make solar energy a practical solution for more customers around the globe. At the forefront of addressing tomorrow's energy needs today, Suntech combines pioneering solar technology with nature's most abundant resource to deliver the cleanest, most affordable and energy efficient solutions for a green future.
SolFocus is a leading developer and manufacturer of solar energy systems based on Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) technology. The company’s mission is to deliver the lowest cost of solar energy in high solar resource regions of the world. Achieving this objective starts with developing industry-leading, high-efficiency products that deliver the highest energy harvest of any technology available today. Leading systems are combined with volume manufacturing and supply chain resources to drive delivery and operation costs to the lowest level. Lastly, SolFocus is focused on providing high reliability and field durability, critical requirements when deploying energy systems that will remain productive in the field for over 25 years. SolFocus systems are currently making electricity in Spain, Arizona, California and Hawaii, with new projects currently being deployed in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Australia in partnership with Ingenero. Ingenero has just built the first SolFocus installation in Australia at Alice Springs Airport.
SMA Solar Technology AG develops, produces and sells solar inverters and monitoring systems for photovoltaic applications. SMA is the world’s largest producer in this segment and is the only vendor that has a product range with the matching inverter type for any module type and any power class. This applies for grid tied applications as well as island and backup operation. The inverter is technologically the most important component in any solar power system: it converts the direct current generated in photovoltaic cells into alternating current suitable for the grid. In addition, it is an intelligent system manager, responsible for yield monitoring and grid management. Solar inverters are characterized by a particularly high efficiency. The Sunny Mini Central produced by SMA already has an efficiency of over 98 %, which allows for increased electricity production.
Trina Solar was founded in 1997 and today are one of the world’s leading, most trusted and longest-established solar PV companies, offering high quality modules and solar solutions for a broad range of applications from small off-grid panels to large utility-scale panels and custom Building Integrated PV (BIPV) solutions. With more than 20 offices worldwide, Trina Solar has partnerships with leading installers, distributors, utilities and developers in all major PV markets, including Australia. Trina Solar's simple yet meaningful mission is to make the world a better place by providing affordable and dependable solar energy.