Redback Technologies has joined forces with AllGrid Energy to help ease access to reliable energy in Australia’s remote communities.

Under the partnership AllGrid will use Redback’s hardware and software technologies in remote applications to increase quality of life for remote community inhabitants.

Redback Technologies managing director Philip Livingston and AllGrid Energy CEO Ray Pratt say the partnership is a natural fit.

AllGrid Energy, an Indigenous renewable technology company, strives to facilitate a return to self-sufficiency and make a difference in these communities, the company says.

“Redback’s inverter and software technology provide an intelligent platform for the use of storage in the home,” says Pratt at AllGrid. “This melds perfectly with AllGrid’s systems which are ideally suited for the work we are doing in remote areas. Bringing the two together will allow the creation of a technologically superior product for our customers.”

The cost of transmitting energy through wires that span thousands of kilometres is enormous, Pratt says, “and this means that these communities are often compromised in their power supplies and are experiencing real energy poverty.”

Redback’s proprietary cloud enabled intelligent system for analytics and remote control, the Ouija Board, uses machine learning to gather intelligence over time, learning from user preferences as well as drawing data from external factors like the weather.

“The idea is to use smart software to maximise the energy produced,” says Redback Technologies managing director Philip Livingston. “We are both young and emerging companies who are passionate and determined to reach the same vision of a renewable energy future. Our partnership and commitment to collaboration gives us agility and resilience in this new and exciting market.”