Small Business Awards 2021

Small Business Awards 2021 11 Recognised Leaders in Renewable Energy 2021 – Victoria Paving the way forward for the use of renewable energy in Australia, B.Solar are being awarded for their ambition, innovation, and dedication to providing premium quality, high-performing solar energy solutions to households across the country. The business has experienced outstanding growth within the renewables sector, making affordable electricity accessible for Australians, and directly contributing to the 2050 net zero emissions target. To discuss this and much more, we met Steve Pappas and Morgan Rees to discuss how B.Solar delivers green energy solutions that deliver consistent value for their customers, while saving the planet in the process. Is what Steve Pappas told us when discussing the future of B.Solar. He went on to explain that the average Australian home generates 7,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas and costs the homeowner roughly $4,000 a year in energy expenses. By switching one million Australian households to solar the B.Solar team aims to save $4 trillion in electricity bills and 7 trillion tonnes of CO2. For Steve, this is about more than just business. It’s about being part of a better future. This ambition requires an uncompromising ethos towards a cleaner, environmentally friendly Australia, noting the increasing damage not only to the environment, but to the Australian people through rising energy costs and an increasingly unreliable electricity grid. Incredibly ¾ Australian households still haven’t made the leap to solar despite their being almost no downside to switching. “If you can have solar, you should have solar. Yes it’s better for the environment but it’s also better for your pocket. Think of what you could do with 70% savings on your energy bills every month. We’re past the early adopter phase with solar. It’s time everyone jumped on the bus”. As Steve explained, B.Solar operates a ‘highly customised’ service to their customers. By considering the smallest of details, different measures are considered for each household. “Every home is unique, and our consultants take the time and care to consider a customer’s short and long-term energy needs. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, so taking a personalised approach is necessary to ensure successful outcomes for every homeowner.” It’s this type of customer-centric approach that has allowed B.Solar to establish itself as a market leader in this competitive and emerging industry. But solar energy is just the beginning for the B.Solar team. They’re quickly making inroads to become the market leader for renewable energy products more broadly in Australia. To aid them on this journey, the business has recently appointed Morgan Rees as Chief Growth Officer, driving all aspects of the business to support Steve with this ambitious plan. “With increasingly more consumers screaming out for green energy solutions, we want to become the go-to brand for Australian consumers who care about their environmental impact and want to drive real change through their energy usage. This might start with solar panels at home but could easily expand into renewable batteries, electric vehicles, you name it”. It’s a bold plan but one that Rees believes is entirely achievable. “Renewable products are naturally innovative, and we aim to be at the front of the pack when it comes to green energy solutions here in Australia.” Sep21617 Ultimately, with an internal culture focused on creative innovation that accelerates the use of renewable energy and rewards creative solutions to consistently challenge conventions and standards, B.Solar have established themselves as prominent leaders in driving the continued adoption of renewable energy in this country. With marketing campaigns underway to spur even greater use of renewables, B.Solar is responsible for creating – simply - better cities, regions, towns, and communities. With all of this in mind, in addition to many more positive contributions to Australia, B.Solar fully merits the recognition for this award. Company: B.Solar Address: 675 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 Australia Phone number: 1800 932 356 Website: “The best way to predict the future is to create it”