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Pearl Homes Founder & Managing Director Sandeep SharmaPearl Homes Founder & Managing Director
Sandeep Sharma
Premium Melbourne home builder Pearl Homes has chosen to offer Enphase microinverters to its customers to deliver greater safety and better performance if they install solar power systems with their homes.

Founded in 2015 and trading as part of the Mount Waverley-based Pearl Construction Group, Pearl Homes builds high-end homes in the contemporary French Provincial style.

Pearl Homes’ partnership with Enphase means that the builder will recommend installing Enphase microinverters on every solar photovoltaic (PV) system included in the homes they build. Enphase advantages for customers include greater safety, better solar panel performance and longer life, while Pearl Homes can leverage a more flexible system design, simpler installation and greater customer satisfaction.

Pearl Homes Founder and Managing Director Sandeep Sharma said his company had chosen Enphase microinverters because they offered the same value proposition as Pearl Homes. “You are paying for the quality and long-term value of your home as well as your own peace of mind,” he said.

Lifeflow Meditatioin Centre founder Graham Williams Lifeflow Meditatioin Centre founder Graham Williams Adelaide’s Lifeflow Meditation Centre this month celebrates 40 years since it was founded, an anniversary that coincides with National Mental Health Month in Australia and an epidemic of mental health problems arising from the pandemic.

Lifeflow Meditation Centre was established on October 14, 1981, by classically trained pianist and ordained Buddhist monk Dr Graham Williams, who still leads the Frewville-based organisation.

During the past four decades, Lifeflow has provided thousands of South Australians with techniques to calm inner turmoil and focus their energies on achieving their personal goals without conflict. A significant number of Lifeflow graduates have achieved internationally successful musical careers.

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NSW retirement village The Links, South West Rocks will recover the $1.2 million cost of deploying an Enphase-based renewable energy microgrid, which lowers power costs for residents, within five years.

On the New South Wales Mid North coast, between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie, South West Rocks is a popular destination for smart retirees seeking a sustainable and comfortable beachside lifestyle community. The Links, South West Rocks is a gated land lease village that will ultimately have 199 dwellings.

A key attraction for this carbon-neutral community is an embedded electricity network in which most houses have a photovoltaic (PV) solar array of 16 x 370-watt panels. Each panel is equipped with an Enphase IQ 7+ä microinverter to harvest and share solar energy throughout the village, including common use facilities such as swimming pools, the bowling club and streetlights.

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A grassroots fundraising campaign set up by Australian cleantech investors Anna and Simon Hackett has raised more than $200,000 to support the Climate 200 initiative in just three days.

Based on the belief that Australia's political system is too broken to tackle climate change, Climate 200 was established by Simon Holmes a Court to support local independent candidates for the next Federal election who stand for cleaning up politics and following the science on climate change.

Simon Hackett first became known nationally as an Internet entrepreneur through his company Internode. Since selling Internode in 2012, Simon and Anna have actively invested in a range of innovative and cleantech companies, including ASX-listed Redflow. 

Anna and Simon believe the only way to clear the current climate policy gridlock is for more genuinely independent Australians, who follow the science, to be elected to the Federal Parliament at the next election. To achieve this goal, on October 1, they offered to match donations to Climate 200, dollar-for-dollar, to as much as $100,000.

Before the end of Sunday, October 3, more than 500 donors had given $102,500, which Simon and Anna have matched to raise a total of $205,000 for Climate 200. Click here for the campaign details.