Solaray Energy is now called 1KOMMA5° Sydney and 1KOMMA5° Melbourne

1KOMMA5° CEO Philipp Schröder launches Sydney site: Full speed ahead towards the energy transition in Australia

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  • Solaray Energy rebrands as 1KOMMA5° Sydney & 1KOMMA5° Melbourne

  • Leading Solar Power  business with over 14 years of experience in the region  

  • 1KOMMA5° offers complete energy solutions from a single source: solar systems, electricity storage, heat pumps and EV charging

SYDNEY, Australia, 23 November 2023 1KOMMA5°, a leading provider of solar systems, heat pumps and EV chargers in Europe, is expanding its Australian operations and sustainably strengthening its team in the region by rebranding Solaray Energy, one of Australia’s largest and most reputable solar installers with over 14 years of experience,  as 1KOMMA5° Sydney and 1KOMMA5° Melbourne.

Solaray Energy was founded in 2010 by Jonathan Fisk and Peter Thorne. Since then, the company has grown from a two-man operation to a flourishing, medium-sized company and is recognised as a pioneer and expert installer of smart solar and battery technology in the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan regions. With over 50 experienced employees and installers, the team has already installed over 20,000 sustainable energy systems for private households and companies in Australia’s two biggest markets. 1KOMMA5° Sydney & 1KOMMA5° Melbourne plans to expand its team and services by more than 100% by 2025. This not only fortifies local trades but also contributes to job creation, reflecting  1KOMMA5°’s dedication to fostering a resilient and sustainable energy ecosystem.

1KOMMA5° Australia specialises in customised energy systems including solar systems, battery storage units, EV chargers and heat pumps. Its comprehensive services extend from initial consultation and planning to seamless installation and ongoing maintenance of cutting-edge energy systems. Homeowners can rely on the expertise and benefits of a robust local partner and gain the ability to efficiently manage their energy supply through renewable sources in a decentralised and sustainable manner. 

In addition, the 1KOMMA5° intelligent energy software, known as Heartbeat, is set to launch in Australia in 2024. This innovative system not only oversees and regulates energy usage but also establishes a crucial link between homes and the dynamic electricity market. Australians will have the opportunity to access the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly electricity sourced from wind and solar power. This integrated solution not only empowers users to make sustainable choices but also helps them reduce electricity expenses, all managed conveniently through a centralised platform for home energy.

“The expansion in Australia with the upcoming launch of Heartbeat is an exciting development for 1KOMMA5°,”  said Philipp Schröder, co-founder and CEO of 1KOMMA5°. “Jonathan and Peter have built a healthy and steadily growing business and together, we are now doubling down on decarbonising buildings, empowering customers to participate in the electricity market and contributing to a sustainable, CO2-neutral future.”

“We are excited to be part of the growing 1KOMMA5° global family and working to achieve zero carbon emissions for households and businesses across the world. We are especially thrilled to be bringing 1KOMMA5°’s innovative technologies to Australian households, accelerating the transition to sustainable energy practices and contributing significantly to a greener future,' says Jonathan Fisk, Solaray Energy’s Founder and Director. 

The rebranding of Solaray Energy is the latest step by 1KOMMA5° to expand the coverage of CO2-neutral power supply, heat and EV charging in Sydney, Melbourne  and beyond. 1KOMMA5° is currently driving the energy transition at five locations in Australia and 65 other locations worldwide. The aim is to develop a market-leading hardware and software platform across Europe and Australia that is capable of converting 500,000 buildings per year to climate-neutral power generation, heating and mobility.

Pete Thorne, Director of Solaray Energy, Jonathan Fisk, Director of Solaray Energy and  Philipp Schröder, Co-Founder & CEO of 1KOMMA5°

(L-R) Pete Thorne, Director of Solaray Energy, Jonathan Fisk, Director of Solaray Energy and Philipp Schröder, Co-Founder & CEO of 1KOMMA5° announce the rebranding of Solaray Energy to 1KOMMA5° Sydney and 1KOMMA5° Melbourne

Philipp Schröder, Co-Founder & CEO of 1KOMMA5° l

Philipp Schröder, Co-Founder & CEO of 1KOMMA5° launches the 1KOMMA5° Sydney and 1KOMMA5° Melbourne offices

About 1KOMMA5°

1KOMMA5° operates the "Heartbeat" energy software platform, creating a virtual power plant that links customers' photovoltaics, electricity storage systems, heat pumps and charging stations, thereby significantly increasing the profitability of networked customer systems. The company also offers customers a one-stop shop for the purchase and installation of customised and intelligent energy system solutions. In addition, the CleanTech start-up acquires leading companies in the electrical sector specialising in photovoltaics, charging infrastructure and heat pumps and in return offers the companies the use of its own software solutions, central services, bundled purchasing, growth capital and a reverse participation in 1KOMMA5° Holding. The aim is to develop a market-leading hardware and software platform across Europe and Australia  that is capable of converting 500,000 buildings per year to climate-neutral power generation, heating and mobility. 1KOMMA5° currently operates more than 65 locations with around 1,600 employees in Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Australia.