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ZEN Energy is a proudly Australian solar energy and battery storage company with over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy market.

ZEN Energy designs, installs and supports Australia’s best solar energy and battery storage systems for homes and businesses across Australia.

Our energy systems are produced in conjunction with the world’s leading component manufacturers, with the capacity and know-how to deliver a sustainable energy pathway for your needs, now and into the future.

We pride ourselves on working transparently with our customers. Through understanding how you use energy now and into the future, ZEN can design, install, and maintain a renewable energy solution for your home or business.


Our history

ZEN Technologies (Power and Energy) Pty Ltd was established in 2004 to develop innovative and sustainable energy technologies.

From his suburban Adelaide home, ZEN Energy Systems founder Richard Turner first explored solar energy for his children’s cubby-house to power a light and television. He discovered there were all kinds of solar panels, inverters, components and other parts that had to be bought separately and pieced together like a puzzle.

With climate change becoming a reality, it seemed that an integrated and affordable solution would soon be needed. With considerable research, negotiating and identifying world-class componentry, ZEN Energy Systems was launched and created its first range of home solar systems. They were affordable, easy to install and integrated for optimum performance.

US-based energy storage software and integration company Greensmith Energy entered into cross-ownership with ZEN, with the partnership bringing internationally recognised energy storage knowledge and product solutions to the Australian market.

Greensmith and ZEN also later cemented their partnership with Greensmith nominated as ZEN’s delivery partner in its bid for the South Australian big battery project.

Through a major industry merger in October 2015, ZEN Energy Systems relaunches as ZEN Energy with renowned Australian economist and climate change expert Professor Ross Garnaut as Chairman.

The new ZEN Energy emerged with ambitious plans to scale up renewable energy generation, from residential and small businesses to a level that could provide energy to entire communities and industries.

“I felt the company could be part of the story of innovation in the energy sector.”
– Ross Garnaut on his decision to help launch ZEN Energy and become chairman.

In an early win for the company, in July 2016 the South Australian government awarded ZEN Energy contracts to install battery storage demonstration systems at three government-owned buildings in Adelaide.

In September 2017 – just one month after entering the Australian market – Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, through its energy division SIMEC Energy, acquired a majority shareholding of ZEN Energy and launched a new joint venture, SIMEC ZEN Energy.

SIMEC ZEN Energy was tasked with improving energy security and reducing the cost of power for GFG Alliance and other large energy users across Australia through renewable energy solutions in front of and behind the electricity meter. In significant early wins for the new business, SIMEC ZEN Energy became the electricity retailer for the Government of South Australia, and delivered an innovative 8-year retail electricity agreement for a group of large energy users through the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) Joint Purchasing Electricity Buyers’ Group.

Responding to a need for a clearer path and truly integrated energy solutions for Australian energy users, SIMEC ZEN Energy rebranded as SIMEC Energy Australia.

Together, SIMEC Energy Australia and ZEN Energy has begun delivering complete front-of-meter and behind-the-meter renewable energy solutions for homes, business, industry, and communities around Australia.

ZEN Energy’s integrated approach with SIMEC Energy Australia, both members of GFG Alliance, has strengthened our capacity to provide energy users across Australia with affordable, reliable and tailored renewable energy solutions.

Why choose ZEN Energy?

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Proudly Australian

ZEN Energy is proudly Australian and has been since our beginnings in 2004. Headquartered in Adelaide, our team has always been and continues to be 100% Australian-based.

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Solar & storage experts

With over 10 years of experience, we’re specialists in our field. We know solar and battery storage back to front.

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Custom designed solutions

We find out how much energy you use, when you use it, and what you pay, then design a system specifically to suit your needs.

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No lock-ins

When you install a solar or battery storage system with ZEN Energy, we won’t lock you in to any ongoing contracts or agreements.

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ZEN Technology Partners

After rigorous testing, only the best products ad companies are welcomed to the fold as ZEN Technology Partners.

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Australian-based support

ZEN Energy’s Australian-based customer support team are your first point of call for any questions, concerns or claims.

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Australian-based. Globally competitive.

ZEN Energy is a division of SIMEC Energy Australia and a member of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance. GFG Alliance is an international group of industrial and energy businesses working together towards sustainable energy solutions using the latest technology, local resources and big thinking.

About SIMEC Energy Australia

SIMEC Energy Australia works at the forefront of Australia’s transition to decentralised, low carbon energy.

We work with our partners to deliver firmed renewable energy for your business needs. Our approach delivers a lower-risk alternative to many of Australia’s most common renewable energy procurement methods.

Our strategy is backed by our own US$1 Billion investment in new renewable energy generation in South Australia, totalling 1 GW of capacity, in addition to agreements with other renewable energy generation across the country.

Partnership

We understand customer needs, wants and capabilities.

Flexibility

We find the best solution and share the value created.

Transparency

We educate our partners so they can make informed energy decisions.

Leadership

We drive industry change that benefits our customers around Austrsalia.

Learn more about SIMEC Energy Australia

About GFG Alliance

GFG Alliance is an international group of businesses, led by Sanjeev Gupta.

GFG Alliance combines some of the world’s leading industrial, natural and financial resources, working together towards the delivery of a common industrial strategy.

GFG’s integrated business model encompasses mining, energy generation, metals and engineering. Its collaborative and innovative approach is transforming businesses, communities and the wider economy.

Learn more about GFG Alliance


Ready to start your renewable energy transformation?

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Sustainable Industries Education
Centre TAFE SA
Building 5, Level 2, Suite 5.2.1
1284 South Road, Tonsley 5042
Adelaide, South Australia

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