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Regulating Shared Solar Technology with Allume Energy

Regulating Shared Solar Technology with Allume Energy

By Legal Policy


The Technology and Innovation Section (‘TIS’) brings together legal professionals from various practice areas to discuss and advocate on issues surrounding the intersection of  technology, innovation and the law.  Recent advocacy of the TIS includes consultations on the electronic signing and remote witnessing under Victoria’s Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021; and an appearance before the Senate Economic References Committee’s Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021, advocating for the permanent implementation of electronic signing and document execution to provide clarity for practitioners after the repeal of the Commonwealth emergency measures.

TIS Webinar w/ Allume Energy

The TIS Lunchtime Webinar Series is an opportunity for LIV members to gain insight from experts on new technology and its intersection with the law. The TIS will host Alex Marks, COO at Allume Energy, who will explore the rapid growth of green energy technologies and the challenges in Australia’s regulatory system. Alex will discuss the inception of Allume Energy, which began with a mission to extend the benefits of solar power to those who previously had no access. Starting with a focus on rural indigenous communities, Allume extended access to its rooftop solar energy technology, SolShare, via landlord-tenant power purchase agreements. Alex will discuss problems and solutions tackled throughout its development.

To attend this free webinar, please RSVP by contacting with your name and LIV member number by COB Friday 25 June 2021.

New Energy Technologies – Intersections with Laws and Regulations

Rooftop solar, batteries, electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure are some of the technologies that are driving decentralisation of Australia’s energy grid.  As a startup that has invented and commercialised a new energy technology, Allume Energy has intersected with many regulatory and legal areas, including but not limited to: interconnection to electricity grids; energy market regulation, strata law, as well as State- and Commonwealth-subsidy application. This webinar will discuss what issues have arisen in response to these developments, how some areas of regulation are no longer fit for purpose, and how Allume Energy is responding. 

When: Monday 28 June 2021, 1:00-2:00pm

Alex Marks is COO at Allume Energy, a Melbourne-based startup that has invented a world-first technology called the ‘SolShare’ which allows rooftop solar to be shared on multi-tenant buildings, such as apartment complexes, office blocks and retail centres. Allume Energy won the Clean Energy Council’s Innovation Award for 2020, is a finalist in SolarPower Europe’s Solar Startup Award, and was a finalist in Free Electrons 2020. Alex holds an MSc in Environmental Change & Management from Oxford University, and BEng/BA from the University of Adelaide.

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