Founded by Cameron Knox and Andrew Justo, Allume Energy were part of the Melbourne Accelerator Program in 2016 with their startup that is unlocking solar for the multi-metered market, including apartments and shopping centres.
Allume have developed a proprietary behind-the-meter solar sharing technology, called the SOLSHARE, that allows energy from a single solar system to be shared by multiple separately metered units. The Allume solution represents the first time that solar has genuinely been an affordable opportunity for the residents and businesses in multi-metered buildings, and the company have secured major customers including Mirvac and the Salvation Army as well as an securing an international partnership agreement with the USA’s largest residential solar provider.
Since launching the company has achieved $1.9 million in contracted revenue.
Coming from a background in energy tech, Cameron naively teamed up with some fellow UniMelb graduates in 2015, to work on a community solar project, allowing tenants in Aboriginal communities to reduce their electricity bills through solar access. This project became Allume Energy, and Cameron's steep learning curve in entrepreneurship began. Now Cameron leads a team of 11 others, who have built Allume to $1.9M in contracted revenue. He is passionate about using technology to create social impact, and is excited to continue to grow with the business as they look to commercialise their technology into Australia, the US and beyond.