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AIIA Victorian iAwards showcase outstanding Australian innovation

24/05/19

- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, last night announced the Victorian iAwards winners for 2019. AIIA’s iAwards, now in its 26th year, is Australia’s leading awards and recognition program that brings homegrown digital innovations to the world stage.

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Massive Murray Paddle boats to be digitally tracked along the 404km river route

17/11/18

Digitising the Paddle

The boats in this year’s Massive Murray Paddle (19th – 23rd of November) will be digitally tracked along the 404km river route – helping to keep participants safe in the water and allowing race supporters to see their progress online.

Phase Zero Consultancy Services is leading the safety management efforts at the event and have selected carbonTRACK technology to track the boats and provide regular updates on their location.

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Aussie clean tech company carbonTRACK seeking $10 million for global growth

 26/10/2018

Australian energy technology company carbonTRACK has begun its second round of funding – seeking $10 million – to help it fast-track its growth in the US and expand into Europe.

carbonTRACK is a Melbourne-based company that has developed a patented intelligent energy management platform which.... 

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naak and carbonTRACK Integrate with Pika Energy to Bring "Internet of Energy" to US Market

25/09/18

naak inc., an energy cloud network and marketplace, has today announced its first U.S. battery integration with solar equipment manufacturer Pika Energy. naak and Pika customers will be the first to benefit from advanced behind the meter energy control capabilities such as load-shedding, system aggregation and custom time-of-use profiles. naak's cloud network and Pika's Energy Island™ solar-plus-storage system communicate via the carbonTRACK Smart Hub, an intelligent energy management device for residential and commercial customers...

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Smart Energy Monitors for Your Smart Home

23/03/18

...Keeping it local again, Carbon Track is another homegrown Australian startup.

Specialising in developing energy management technology, they have developed their own energy monitoring system. Their system works with a number of different smart home devices, Google Home is one example.

The brains behind everything is their smart hub. This product connects and controls all smart devices in the network of connected devices in the home environment.

Setting up is easy as 1, 2, 3 using the plug and play functionality....

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NSW solar bonus scheme ends this year: what are your options?

28/07/16

... There are a wide range of companies that make EMSs, including SMA, Enphase and Panasonic (read about more here). carbonTRACK, an Australia-based EMS developer, says that an EMS can help a home reduce their electricity bills by over 30% through a combination of increased solar self-consumption and smarter use of devices throughout the day...

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Houses that think: Are smart homes really a smart idea?

06/07/18

Smart home technology is touted as the way of the future, helping to make life easier while reducing energy use. But is that really the case? Lance Turner investigates....

...Some services, such as carbonTRACK, are specifically tailored to sustainability of energy use, providing both hardware and software to enable you to improve your carbon footprint. The carbonTRACK hub (or you can use a Google Home if you already have one) collects data over time and the web dashboard and app present it in a usable way, enabling users to create schedules for appliance operation to maximise energy generation and storage (if installed).

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What is a home energy management system?

18/02/18

Here’s the lowdown on the ‘HEMS’
Home energy management systems (HEMS) are rapidly gaining popularity around the world as the technology behind them improves and as small-scale solar power and battery storage become more viable.
But what exactly constitutes a home energy management system? We’ve seen some conflicting descriptions; with this article we aim to bring some clarity to the discussion...

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The Future of Smart Homes Is Functional Feature Integration

25/10/17

The concept of a “smart home” is steadily becoming a norm in daily living with the market introduction of smart plugs that can connect internet-enabled home appliances and gadgets alike. Once the devices are connected through a frequency operating under your home broadband Wi-Fi, the home owner can remotely access and operate these internet connected devices even when the person is away from the house....

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carbonTRACK has announced an exclusive partnership with U.S. company naak

01/10/17

The partnership was announced at the recent Solar Power International (SPI) Convention in Las Vegas. This is good news for the USA energy sector, which has been unsuccessful in managing solar assets and reliably accessing simple production data. Utilising carbonTRACK technology, naak’s Smart Hub will do much more than monitor solar. It will control energy consuming devices and ready the U.S. market for the emergence of energy storage and demand response programs as markets turn to Time-of-Use rate plans...

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Top 5 appliances to connect to your carbonTRACK Smart Plug

06/10/17

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Smart Plugs are a fantastic product that allows you to track energy efficiency of your household appliances and helps you to identify energy efficiency improvements to make around the home. Here are the top 5 appliances to connect to your carbonTRACK Smart Plug....

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Australian tech company carbonTRACK partners with New Zealand’s largest PV solar company, solarcity

26/09/17

The intelligent smart home has arrived in New Zealand

solarcity New Zealand is utilising the patented carbonTRACK Internet of Things (IoT) platform in their solarZero offering across New Zealand. In collaboration with Vodafone New Zealand, the initiative will help accelerate the adoption of clean solar energy and improve energy efficiency across the country.

carbonTRACK's energy management system not only monitors electricity usage and generation, it also allows consumers to switch appliances or systems remotely, from anywhere in the world via a desktop computer or mobile device...

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Home energy management systems

11/09/17

Home energy management systems (HEMS) are touted as the 'smart' way to understand and control your electricity costs and emissions. We take a look at two on the market, CarbonTrack and Solar Analytics, to see how well they work...

...CarbonTrack not only monitors but also manages electricity use to optimise savings. It lets you control large loads and turn appliances on or off remotely via its app or website. There's also the potential to control them in a much more sophisticated manner, optimising energy use with timers and algorithms. 

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New smart meter from carbonTRACK to benefit households, bolster grid resilience

16/03/17

carbonTRACK's New Smart Meter can create Smart Electricity Grids

15/03/17

Aussie-based company carbonTRACK awarded commercialisation grant to launch its latest smart product that creates smart electricity grids

carbonTRACK has recently been awarded an Accelerating Commercialisation grant from the Australian Government Department of Industries to bring their new Smart Meter to the Australian and International Market...

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Maximise your Solar

16/02/17

... Install an Energy Monitoring &/or Control System
Consider installing an Energy Monitoring system to keep track of your Energy usage & generation. We recommend & install CarbonTRACK
What does CarbonTRACK do?
Manages & reduces your electricity by monitoring your energy usage & generation 24/7 from anywhere via your phone, tablet or computer...

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carbonTRACK: Aussie-based startup delivers smarter solar, storage & energy use

30/11/15

carbonTRACK is an Australian company whose energy management platform promises to deliver up to 30% savings on electricity bills for solar-powered homes and 10% in businesses, not only by maximising their solar energy self-consumption, but also by ensuring that the home’s appliances (and batteries) are utilised in the most intelligent, efficient way possible...

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This fast growing energy tech start-up’s latest AUD$2 million capital raising values it at AUD$23 million

29/09/15

Melbourne based energy management tech start-up carbonTRACK has secured a further AUD$2 million and plans to open offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Japan and Singapore. carbonTRACK currently operates offices in Melbourne and Johannesburg, South Africa...

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carbonTRACK set for growth

25/09/2015

Australian tech start-up carbonTRACK is set to expand in Australia and overseas as its energy management system gains traction.

The system can help home-owners and businesses cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

The system was only commercialised in February 2015 but is now attracting attention from Asia....

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carbonTRACK energy management system

24/08/15

carbonTRACK is an intelligent energy management system and Internet of Things platform that provides energy usage insight and allows consumers to control and switch electrical devices and appliances. This is said to reduce cost, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

The system’s learning algorithms, wireless device switching, independent communications protocol and demand response capability provide benefits along the entire electricity value chain...

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Energy efficiency: carbonTRACK launches ZigBee mobile plug

23/03/15

South African energy efficiency company carbonTRACK has launched a ZigBee wireless plug operated by mobile devices in a bid to curtail energy wastage through stand-by equipment.

The plug allows users to turn off stand-by devices using a mobile phone, explains Irvan Damon, CEO of carbonTRACK SA.

He added: "By switching off your appliances at the plug power level, you can avoid the damages appliances experience when connected back to the grid due to load-shedding and voltage spikes...

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CarbonTRACK wins GAP ICT competition with energy saving device

03/12/14

Company Announcement - CarbonTRACK’s energy monitoring, control and saving device has won the prestigious Gauteng Accelerator Programme ICT 2014 Innovation Hub Award for its remarkable potential for households and the greater electricity grid to improve energy efficiency, according to Lufuno Ramabulana, a specialist at the Innovation Hub’s Innovation Strategy Projects and manager of GAP ICT...

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CarbonTrack announces SA’s first energy reporting portal

02/05/12

CarbonTrack South Africa has announced the country’s first remote energy reporting device, which will enable consumers to have access to their energy data in real-time.

This will unlock exactly how much energy is being used, generated and ultimately saved as a result of either behavioural changes, or by switching to renewable and sustainable energies.

The device and its management software was developed by Carbon Track SA’s Australian partner, which has more than 12 years’ experience in telemetry and software engineering.

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