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Rowing club goes solar Redback Technologies’ Smart Hybrid Solar Inverter System has been selected to optimise the energy use of Torrens Rowing Club as part of the club’s longterm strategy to operate sustainably in the future. The Adelaide-based rowing club has promoted amateur rowing at all levels for over 110 years and boasts over 150 members, from beginners through to Olympians. It has also spent several years considering a solar installation, which will now become a reality thanks to a $5000 grant as part of Adelaide City Council’s Sustainable City Incentives Scheme. The Redback system was selected over several other options by solar installer

Ross Hendry and Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese.

Keystones Solar Group. According to Keystones Partner and Consultant Ross

marketing at Redback, said the product will

ongoing commitment to make continuous

Hendry, “We chose Redback’s system

“remain relevant no matter the innovations

availability of carbon-free renewable

because it is upgradeable for future

that develop down the track”.

energy a reality”.

innovations.

“Redback is building the infrastructure

“The Torrens Rowing Club, Redback

“Its features enable the club to optimise

for the next-generation grid, investing in an

Technologies and Keystones Solar Group

self-consumption, it is easy to install,

upgradeable solution that places the power

partnership is contributing to the community

integrates with the battery technology we

in the hands of Australians who generate

reduction of carbon emissions and is a

selected and qualified for the Adelaide

it and giving them control over how it’s

great example of how adoption of emerging

incentive scheme.”

used,” he said.

technologies in renewable energy can

Launched in October 2015, the Smart

City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin

Hybrid Solar Inverter System is based

Haese, who was instrumental in initiating

on the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Mike

the Sustainable City Incentives Scheme,

Redback Technologies Australia

Haines, general manager of sales and

said the initiative is “all part of our

www.redbacktech.com

have a big impact,” he said.

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