Who is BOOM?

We work with businesses, corporations, not-for-profits and government agencies to support, optimise and enable sustainable energy outcomes.

Why BOOM!?

BOOM! - it’s what you want to shout when you save time and money sizing, procuring and implementing solar, storage and energy solutions.

It's a feeling of freedom and control. It’s avoiding expensive consultant reports, which don’t lead to action. It's knowing energy bills are under control - at last. It's knowing your budget is supporting both your business goals and your clients, not propping up HQ of some energy company in town.

Implementing solar, batteries and energy solutions can feel like hard work. Hustlers will sell you the dream. Friends and colleagues have war stories, and plenty of advice to give.

Who do you trust? We think BOOM!

BOOM! includes 30 years of experience helping organisations like yours get power bills under control. We know solar. We know storage. We know energy - that’s hot water, heating, cooling, tariffs, you name it.

We are geeky enough to “geek out”, if you want to talk about the latest energy technologies, financing or services. But we know most people just want simple answers they can trust.

What is BOOM!?

BOOM! replaces consulting reports and frustrating work on energy projects.

BOOM! is an intuitive software platform, which enables and integrates detailed on-site energy assessments, automated business case reporting, competitive procurement, portfolio-wide analytics, and reporting and verification of the costs and benefits of energy solutions.

BOOM! Is the one platform you need, start to finish, for your energy projects.

Why BOOM!?

BOOM! simplifies and streamlines large-scale solar, storage and energy efficiency retrofits across diverse property portfolios. The BOOM! platform overcomes the traditional barriers to large-scale portfolio-wide programs, such as a lack of time and internal resources, lack of budget for external consulting expertise, and trust barriers that block projects at the procurement stage. How?

BOOM! energy assessments and business case reporting is fully automated, based on standardised energy and property data inputs. The platform enables Asset, Facility and Property Managers to run large scale solar, storage and energy efficiency retrofit programs across diverse property portfolios, quickly and efficiently, without the need for ongoing, expensive consulting time. Automated reports are designed to increase understanding, and enable users to justify and create energy retrofit budgets. BOOM! competitive procurement platform is designed to meet government probity requirements, backed by a constantly and proactively managed, pre-qualified panel of suppliers, whose tenders can be transparently evaluated side-by-side within the platform, and selected based on pre-agreed scores.

The BOOM! team

We combine 30 years of solar experience, some fancy degrees, five kids and some small scale agriculture to keep us grounded on the weekends. One of us even worked at the CSIRO.

We are a modern, distributed team for a modern distributed energy market, with a presence across regional Victoria, serving people and organisations throughout Australia.

Tosh Szatow
Tosh takes care of the technical stuff. He has been a consumer advocate, CSIRO scientist and is always up for taking on crazy ideas, so long as they are crazy enough to work.
Alex Houlston
Alex leads strategic partnerships and project delivery. Alex is the extrovert on the team, who has lived and breathed major projects in social, affordable and sustainable housing for over a decade.
Dr. David Perry
David is an engineer and scientist, and self-proclaimed CTO of Boom (no-one seemed to mind). He has dabbled in neuroscience, agriculture and supercomputers.

BOOM! Projects

BOOM! is the evolution of an energy service provided by Energy for the People since 2012. Now, with BOOM!, we have put the service online, giving our customers a great experience, and us the ability to deliver more projects, to more people, with the same high quality service.

Since 2012, we have been involved in assessing or delivering over $100M (actually probably way more) of solar projects, ranging from helping individual households go solar, to developing innovative models for small scale solar farms.

We consider our most important work to date as being catalysts and managers of over 3000 kW of solar installed on social housing properties, ensuring some of society's most vulnerable can benefit from rooftop solar. On many sites, we’ve combined solar with efficient lighting, heating, cooling, battery storage and hot water upgrades, to help bring power bills under control for those who need it most.

BOOM! is for Social Benefit

We are, and always intend to be, a social business. It’s our way of saying "No" to Christmas parties on yachts, and "Yes" to feeling good all the time. If you are creating work or educational opportunities, directly or indirectly for the long term unemployed, young people at risk, or those at risk of homelessness, we would love to discuss how we can help. We are committed to donating a portion of our after-tax profits to the cause, including via our partners the Community Housing Industry Association and Give Where You Live Foundation. Get in touch if you are want to partner with us.