Photovoltaic inverter and energy storage systems manufacturer GoodWe Australia has launched a custom-made roadshow vehicle that operates as a mobile sales showroom and training facility. The Ford Transit automobile is self-powered by GoodWe inverter and battery products and has been adapted and custom-made to open into a walk-in showroom and training facility.

This roadshow vehicle is a first for the solar industry in Australia and New Zealand, and will be showcased throughout 2022 and beyond as an information hub, including at Smart Energy Council solar installer roadshow events and Home Show consumer events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

GoodWe Australia also has plans to utilise the vehicle as an educational tool for schools to promote renewable energy technology.

Speaking at the vehicle’s recent launch, Smart Energy Council CEO John Grimes said it will be a valuable asset in spreading the word about clean energy.

“This is a commitment to the Australian market,” he said. “This is innovation at work. The idea to use this vehicle to educate, not just installers, but school children and people across the country is absolutely fantastic so congratulations to the whole team at GoodWe Australia.

“People know this is a brand people can depend on, and if you pick up the telephone, you will have a technical expert solve your problem locally.”

Dean Williamson, country manager for GoodWe Australia, said the company is grateful industry events are back on the calendar following two years on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The past few years have certainly been challenging, with many events and larger gatherings put on hold,” he said. “One thing we noticed was the solar industry and general public were ready to get back to face-to-face events in a safe manner.

“We wanted something innovative that both the industry and consumers could enjoy, learn and benefit from in the form of a roadshow vehicle we can take around the country.

“We are really proud of the end result and are already getting great feedback from the first events we have held using the vehicle.

“We have many more exciting events planned for 2022 and beyond.”