Queensland Indigenous business Solar Relief powers ahead

Tue, 05/10/2021 - 11:00

Advance Queensland’s Deadly Deals program has enabled Queensland Indigenous business, Solar Relief, to develop a portable power system that provides electricity anywhere, anytime. Custom manufactured in regional Australia, the portable power system (PPS) is used in times of disaster and emergency when access to power fails and is an alternative to clean energy, with zero emission and can replace the use of a traditional generator.  

The PPS was developed with the Australian Defence Force in an effort to remove the requirement to charge batteries or connect with traditional generators to start vehicles that could potentially put soldier’s lives at risk. It paves the way forward to end energy poverty and provide a source where the community can access clean energy when it is required.  

Trent Small from Solar Relief, a proud Aboriginal  man, from the Awabakal Tribe, said the Deadly Deals grant enabled development of the product and resulted in its progression to the Australian Defence Force. 

“As a business, we are proud of winning a UNESCO World Energy Globe Award for assisting people in Fiji post Cyclone Winston and developing the Solar Relief PPS systems to be deployable ready.  

“With this product, our main goal is to end energy poverty. We hope to develop defence contracts and develop out profit for purchase model on a global scale. 

“Solar Relief provides POWER – it provides a means to power economies and negate energy poverty. This provides opportunities and a future and development of the indigenous economy.”  

Last updated 11 Oct, 2021
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