Solar Installer Partnerships
Together, we’re tackling some of the biggest challenges in the industry
In partnership with solar installers, businesses, communities and governments, we’re bridging the gap between the rapidly evolving energy market and customer expectations.
New technologies and future markets are enabling us to assist customers with solutions that better serve their needs today, as well as positioning them to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
Mondo is driving various projects that seek to support Australia’s renewable energy targets and the shift towards a renewables-led, decentralised energy market.
WORKING WITH INSTALLERS
Mondo is part of the Deakin University smart energy microgrid project, a $30 million initiative at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus to establish an industrial-scale smart microgrid energy system and integrated research and education platform.
- $30 million project
- 14.5 hectare solar farm
- 7.25 megawatt smart microgrid
- 1 megawatt battery storage capacity
- 12,000 tonne yearly carbon emission reduction
This multi-faceted project will include a 14.5 hectare solar farm and rooftop solar installation incorporating a 1 megawatt battery storage facility which is expected to begin operation in 2019. The project brings together leaders in education, industry and government to design, construct and operate an innovative renewable energy vision as well as provide students with a range of hands-on opportunities to contribute to the future of energy.
Toyota Australia, supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA)
Advanced Renewables Program, is building a $7.4 million Hydrogen Centre at the mobility
company’s former site of car manufacturing at Altona in Melbourne’s west.
The EcoPark concept seeks to demonstrate new, innovative and sustainable technologies
with a particular focus on hydrogen fuel cell technology, hydrogen generation and storage, and more specifically hydrogen education, information and sharing.
Mondo was commissioned for the first phase of works which included the implementation
of solar, battery and energy management at the Hydrogen Centre. The system needed to provide renewably generated electricity to support the plant equipment installed.
Scope of work:
- Undertake 3D drone mapping, inspection of existing boards and substations and
identify access and installation issues
- Coordinate initial design brief and final detailed design
- Supply and installation of 85.8kWp solar PV system
- Supply and installation of 90kVA/114kWh battery system (modular design enabling
- Supply and installation of Ubi™ Energy Management Platform to manage
and monitor energy supply, solar, battery, and energy usage for the building and
Rowville Solar Farm is a 1.1MW behind-the-meter installation within the United Energy distribution network. The solar farm is located at the AusNet Services’ Rowville Terminal Station, where the depot and data centre is powered by renewable energy during daytime
Mondo’s Ubi™ Energy Management Platform will manage the export limiting requirements and provides great insights to monitor the ongoing performance of the solar farm.
In 2016 we began a partnership with the volunteer community group, Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY), to explore energy solutions to help the community achieve its goal of powering the town with 100% renewable energy by 2022.
Since then, we’ve been working with the community and Solar Integrity to install solar and battery systems on homes, businesses and council buildings – all equipped with our Ubi Energy Management Platform which enables advance energy monitoring and control.
Over the last 3 years, the 191 customers have generated over 3GWh of locally generated renewable energy! This represents nearly $500,000 of community energy savings.
The Ubi Platform also enables customers with Indigo Power, a community-driven energy retailer, to see how much energy has been generated and “shared” between participants.
Our involvement in this project won us the prestigious Clean Energy Council Award for Community Engagement.
In partnership with 100% Clean Bellarine, City to Surf Solar and the Ocean Grove Community Association, Mondo offered residents and businesses competitive pricing on solar and battery smart energy systems.
We know that many people want to get solar panels and batteries but feel overwhelmed with the options and complexity. So we decided to do the hard work for the community and create a program to make it easy to get solar and access the government rebates and loans.
– Suzie Brown, Project Organiser from the Ocean Grove Community Association.
The program, which is still in delivery, has led to nearly 350 expressions of interest from Ocean Grove locals. On top of offering affordable smart energy solar and battery systems, the program sought to, 1) make renewable energy more accessible to residents and, 2) to upskill locals with information about how solar and to help navigate the various technology available on the market.
Mondo, Southern Otways Sustainable (SOS) and City to Surf Solar have been working together to explore how the region can transition to 100% renewable energy.
Southern Otways Sustainable is a not-for-profit community organisation with the goal of achieving 100% local renewable energy.
– Matt Armstrong, President – Southern Otways Sustainable.
This unique community energy partnership has led to nearly 50 smart energy solar and battery systems ordered around the Apollo Bay area.
As a further show of support for the ambitious community, Mondo offered a $10,000 grant towards another sustainability project in the region. The funding went towards a solar system for the Community Composter in Apollo Bay – so now the compost is even more environmentally friendly! Program installation partner, City2Surf Solar, boosted the impact of the system by generously donating a 7kWh battery.
Delivered in partnership with Tilt Renewables and installation partner Effective Electrical, this mini grid includes 35 homes in the area surrounding the Dundonnell Wind Farm, each receiving a high-quality energy system coupled with Ubi™ Energy Management Platform
Tilt Renewables won the 2020 Clean Energy Council Community Engagement Award for this extensive benefit-sharing plan, implemented for the community.
It is expected that the Dundonnell mini-grid will produce 395.2 MWh of renewable energy per annum, which is the equivalent of 279 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas or 60.3 cars off the road for a year.
Mondo and solar installer Cherry Energy partnered to deliver Wodonga TAFE’s 600 kW solar system (1584 panels total) that supplies approximately 30% of the campus’ daily power.
“This investment by Wodonga TAFE into renewable energy brings with it a number of benefits for the institute, its students and the broader community. Our partnership with Mondo involves the exploration of new technologies building capabilities in sustainable energy platforms and renewable energy”.
– Phil Paterson, CEO of Wodonga TAFE.
The use of the Ubi Energy Management Platform allows energy sharing across the campus and enables future community power generation in partnership with other community organisations such as Renewables Albury Wodonga (RAW).
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