carbonTRACK in South Africa

We're looking for distribution / channel partners

carbonTRACK is an Australian energy management company with established relationships in Australia, US, NZ, Africa and further expansion plans. A key market of focus for us is Africa, particularly South Africa and the sub-Saharan region – as such, we're looking to expand our existing footprint with new distribution and channel partnerships.

If you are a South African energy provider, PV solar company, energy consultant or have other interests in the clean energy space, we’d love to explore possible opportunities with you.

Below is an overview of our take on the South African clean energy space and the opportunities for carbonTRACK to help solve some of the region's challenges in its transition to a clean economy.

You can also download some resources below for a more detailed take on things.

 

What is carbonTRACK?

carbonTRACK is a patented Intelligent Energy Management platform with one of the largest monitored PV residential fleets in Australia, NZ, and Africa (GTM Research: 'Global PV Monitoring 2017-2022: Markets, Trends and Leading Players by Cedric Brehaut’). In 2018 carbonTRACK launched in the USA where it is experiencing high demand.

carbonTRACK’s solution has many unique advantages:

 - patented algorithms for real-time solar and battery storage monitoring and management

 - predictive management using harmonics to alert potential failures in equipment

 - patented compressed data communications protocol for efficient, secure and low-cost connectivity to telco networks

Participating in the USA market, particularly in California, has required compliance with UL and SunSpec, which sets high safety, EMC and connectivity standards.

Key observations of the South African market

What stands out for us:

Government support for a shift to renewables
In an exciting push to meet its climate change commitments, South African government officials have recently announced a shift to increasing renewable energy sources by drawing its electricity supply from clean sources over nuclear power

Decentralised power the key to 'energy democracy'
While grid instability and blackouts are becoming less frequent overall, experts have emphasised that decentralised power generation is the pathway to ‘energy democracy'.

Energy management a key challenge for businesses
With the recent introduction of the carbon tax and the expected mandate for building performance reporting, businesses have a growing need for advanced energy management solutions.

Move to self-sustainable (off-the-grid) homes
With environmental awareness on the rise, there is an increased interest among South Africans to get off the grid entirely to combat high electricity prices and carbon emissions. 

carbonTRACK can help...

Energy users see, act and save
Users can see and remotely control their electricity – helping them reduce consumption, save money and limit their impact on the environment. The platform is solar ready and maximises solar self-consumption to shorten pay-back periods on solar investments

Support grid stability
Regulators, utilities and energy providers can predict energy demand, manage loads remotely and (if required) discharge available batteries to increase supply. carbonTRACK's coordinated response capability enables decentralised energy management.

Promote a clean growth ethos
The carbonTRACK platform is solar and battery ready, and technology agnostic. Its flexible nature allows for further policy, product and service innovation, including ‘smart energy use’ incentive and reward programs, better management of electricity in public buildings/housing, and decentralised storage management solutions.

How it works

carbonTRACK connects energy users and energy providers and enables each to monitor, control, automate and share energy. At the building level, energy management meets home automation and at the network level, it facilitates virtual power plants and demand response initiatives.

This brief animation explains how it works.

Who benefits?

Home and business owners can monitor their energy use and leverage the system’s advanced control capability to act on these insights – including remote switching and scheduling loads using TOU

Governments and Councils can improve the efficiency of public sector buildings, set higher standards for new developments, and support renewable energy policy innovation

Energy providers can predict grid loads and remotely manage decentralised energy resources, demand response programs and virtual power plants

Solar companies can provide a monitored and optimised solution with a range of ongoing maintenance services

Energy efficiency consultants have behind the meter visibility into clients’ energy environments and can formulate targeted improvement initiatives and demonstrate their positive impact

Battery and storage providers can integrate seamlessly with the carbonTRACK platform

 Here are some relevant case studies...
    Residential Housing Development 
    Solar innovation & VPP
    Metro City Council 
    Multi Site Fleet Management
    Battery Integration + SunSpec

Let's start the conversation

Our award-winning platform delivers value at the building, network and grid levels. Its technology agnostic and flexible nature means it’s suited for a range of applications, including a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) solution with a Home Automation element; a solar optimisation solution for homes and businesses; an energy management and control solution for businesses and corporates; a Virtual Power Plant control centre and a Smart Grid platform.

If you’d like to know more about how it can help you with your product, service or policy innovation, please get in touch with our Managing Director, Spiros Livadaras.

Spiros is planning to attend the Solar Show Africa (26th-27th March) and to explore opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing with other forward-looking organisations in the clean energy space.

Please reach out to Spiros directly to start the conversation.

Decentralised Energy Management

A walk-through the carbonTRACK platform with a focus on storage management across a decentralised fleet. Download your copy here.

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carbonTRACK for Home Solar

Welcome to the world of smart solar, where you can monitor, control and optimise how you use, store and share energy.

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Collaborate with us

Spiros is planning to attend the Solar Show Africa and is keen to meet up with organisations who are interested in collaborating

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