LightwaveRF makes inroads into Australia

LightwaveRF makes inroads into Australia

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based home technology company LightwaveRF has made its first inroad into the Australian market.

The firm, which offers integrated Smart Home technology for energy, lighting and heating at home and work, has signed a technology license agreement with Powerdiverter.

Powerdiverter helps owners of renewable energy systems such as solar PV, divert spare energy to their water heater, optimising their usage of excess electricity.

Powerdiverter Australian distributor, Apricus, will begin selling associated LightwaveRF products with the Powerdiverter unit.

A first order for an initially limited range of LightwaveRF products of USD 250,000 (£175,000) has been placed which brings the company’s current order book to over $1.7m (£1.2m).

Mike Lord, CEO of LightwaveRF, said: “This is our first licence deal which gives added benefits to the growing LightwaveRF customer base.  It also adds Australia to the LightwaveRF map.”

Daniel Lawes, Powerdiverter’s managing director, added: “We have been very impressed with the reliability and ease of use of LightwaveRF technology compared with other possible technology partners. 

“There are over 600,000 Solar PV installations in the UK and 1,000,000 in Australia for which the PowerdiverterLightwaveRF product combination is very compelling.”

BQ’s Steve Dyson interviewed LightwaveRF co-founder John Shermer in the latest BQ West Midlands magazine. Read the interview here.