Partnership with Selectronic Australia is awarded $250k Vic Govt grant

A partnership project between inverter company Selectronic Australia and Relectrify has been awarded $250,000 in grant funding by the Victorian Government as part of the New Energy Jobs Fund.

In this project, the partners will work together to develop and use shared communications protocols to enable plug-and-play between intelligent inverters, batteries and weather forecasting apps. It will be the first in Australia to use SunSpec communication protocols to enable compatibility between locally made components – inverters and batteries – as well as integrating third party software, such as weather forecasting apps, into the system. The project will therefore make an important contribution to a project to make renewable energy storage systems more efficient and cost effective.

The grant was announced by Christine Fyffe, State Member for Evelyn during a tour of Selectronic’s headquarters in Chirnside Park. She said, “The research work and practical application being carried out by Selectronic Australia will enable Victoria to be at the forefront in the universal demand for clean energy.”

“This project will ensure that the Victorian new energy industry leads the way through delivering sophisticated forecasting and increased system efficiency within existing locally developed technology,” said Selectronic Australia CEO Rod Scott.

“It is a pleasure to team up with Selectronic Australia to tackle this industry-leading project,” said Valentin Muenzel, CEO of Relectrify. “We believe the intelligent battery solutions that will be demonstrated in this project, hold tremendous cost and sustainability benefits for households in Victoria and beyond.”