Off-Grid Energy is Australia’s trusted provider of battery storage systems for both grid connected and off the grid applications. We pride ourselves on friendly and lasting customer service, sustainable business practices, expert knowledge, highest quality workmanship, and cutting edge technology.
When you are self-sufficient, your energy storage company needs to be available 24/7 to answer questions and troubleshoot if the worst happens and the lights go out. We understand this responsibility, and do not take it lightly.
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Off-Grid Energy Australia was founded in 2011 by Hugh Driscoll and Sean LePoidevin – with Emily McMahon and Randal Love making up the founding team.
After years of running the off-grid department for Australia’s largest solar company, Hugh and Sean knew they wanted to help more people gain complete energy self-sufficiency.
So when the solar company closed its off-grid department to focus on the easier grid-connect solar market we decided to act. We took our experience, our enthusiasm, the best wishes of our previous employer; and started Off-Grid Energy Australia.
Customer Focus: Our friendly team strives to exceed expectations at every stage of the process. We take customer satisfaction very seriously, and all decisions are made with our customers in mind.
Technical Innovation: The renewable energy and energy storage industries are in a period of rapid innovation. We work hard to stay at the forefront of technology advancement to ensure our products are always the highest quality and most efficient.
Environmentally Friendly: We pride ourselves on practicing what we preach. To us, being a sustainable power provider means leading by example and reducing our business’s environmental footprint as much as possible. Sustainable decision-making extends to every part of our value chain. We are supporters of the Carbon Neutral reforestation program, and since 2012 have offset the carbon emissions created during every single one of our installations nationally.
We take our safety, standards and regulations responsibilities very seriously. There are many standards and regulations specific to the design and installation of battery storage systems in Australia. Systems also require very specific skills and qualifications that are markedly different to that of normal grid-connected solar installations. We are continually updating and refining our skills and knowldge so that we are always at the forefront of renewable energy technology and meet or exceed these standards.
What this means to you:
Safety Standards and Guidelines apply for the installation of many of the components of a battery storage system – such as solar PV, batteries, all electrical works, generators, etc. Off-Grid Energy is dedicated to staying up to date with all AS/NZ Standards, and we will always aim to meet or exceed these requirements.
Non-domestic buildings under the code (Classes 2-9) have specific requirements for the installation of battery systems.
Off-Grid Energy is a member of the Clean Energy Council (CEC), and employs accredited designers and installers. We are committed to industry best-practice through the CEC Solar Retailer Code of Conduct.
The code of conduct is a voluntary scheme for retail businesses selling solar panel systems to households and businesses. It aims to lift the bar higher than the minimum requirements set by government and regulations and bring about a better standard of service within the solar industry. It is also the only solar industry code of conduct authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Products & Manufacturing
The products and services Off-Grid Energy provides help to replace the need for diesel-powered generators or grid supplied power, reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by these sources. The amount of carbon reduction depends on the source of the diesel, and the installation location.
Our systems also reduce or in some cases will eliminate the need for the transportation of fossil fuels to remote areas, an added environmental benefit. Unfortunately the installation and distribution of our products does require large distances to be travelled.
Off-Grid Energy aims to minimise travel where possible by:
The preassembly and installation of our products does not require significant amounts of water and electricity, and produces minimal waste. We are constantly trying to reduce the amount of waste produced, and ensure that it is either reused or recycled prior to disposing into landfill.
Office Sustainability Measures
Electric Car Charge Station
Off-Grid Energy employee Randal Love owns and drives an electric car. The car is unique, and is re-charged daily at Off-Grid Energy HQ via a charge point installed at the office. We hope to increase the longevity of this unique vehicle, which we think might be the oldest EV in SA, or even Australia.
Reclaim PV Recycling
Reclaim PV Recycling operates an Australian Photovoltaic take back and reclaiming scheme, providing waste management and resource recovery services throughout Australia and Oceanic region.
Offsets to June 2017: 187 tonnes = roughly 1309 trees
Carbon Off-Set Program
We have proudly partnered with Carbon Neutral, one of Australia’s leading reforestation offset organisations, to help make a true difference to the environment’s sustainability. We will offset the emissions created from every system installation with Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Offsets from the Preston Waters project in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
This partnership is helping Carbon Neutral to develop the largest biodiverse reforestation carbon sink in Australia, which in turn is helping to reduce carbon emissions, salinity and erosion, and providing habitat for endangered flora and fauna.
In one of the world’s biodiversity ‘hotspots’, by supporting this project, we are helping to regenerate and protect this incredible natural wealth.
To find out more about the work Carbon Neutral does, check out these videos.