The transition from a centralised to a decentralised energy supply system is delivering new opportunities across Australia for energy consumers to participate in energy markets, driving stronger consumer engagement, new energy transactions and business models.
But do they have the information they need to make the right decisions? Energy consumers, businesses, community groups and the energy industry stand to benefit. But do they understand the potential and impact of distributed energy generation? There remains a significant opportunity to increase visibility of the opportunity and benefits of the increase in distributed energy generation.
The APVI, UNSW, Solar Analytics and more than twenty councils and community organisations from around Australia are working together with the support of the Smart Cities and Suburbs to inform and engage, to increase visibility and to provide independent information about energy and the potential for solar.
SunSPoT provides independent, quality information to inform energy decision making. The SunSPoT platform integrates mapping, with data on solar insolation, energy generation & consumption data from precincts across Australia into an open source modelling platform. The open-access platform is designed to assist councils, ratepayers, businesses and community groups to connect, compare and make informed energy investment decisions.
3 key takeaways from this presentation:
1. SunSPoT – know your solar potential.
2. SunSPoT is an interactive map of solar potential, energy time-series data, and transparent open-source energy models
3. Working with councils across Australia to assist ratepayers, businesses and community groups to make smart solar energy investments.