August 31, 2023

The addition of solar power systems can provide numerous benefits to a strata scheme and its residents and can include; lower electric bills, lower carbon footprint, and potentially higher property values.

But these benefits typically come with substantial installation and ongoing maintenance costs. Therefore the magnitude of these benefits can vary widely from one Strata Scheme to another. The approval process can also vary substantially depending on the installation details.

This week we are eager to announce the first of our expert panellist who will speak at our upcoming South East QLD education seminars on the cost vs benefit of solar and the varying installation types.

Introducing Ben Humphreys, HumEnergy

As Managing Director and Founder of HumEnergy, Ben is a Mechanical Engineer who specialises in providing  Strata communities with Solar, Distributed Generation and Energy Efficiency solutions from the identification phase through to implementation including project management and financing.

Hum Energy provides commercial solar solutions for bodies corporate, enabling them to take control of energy and operating costs while simultaneously reducing carbon footprint. In addition, rather than just building and installing commercial solar systems, HumEnergy are also proud to bring a long-term relationship with their dedicated energy specialists, working and collaborating to keep reducing energy costs and increasing sustainability both now and in the future.

Ben has a plethora of knowledge surrounding Strata communities and is a highly accomplished energy management professional and a talented, proactive and innovative engineering professional with strong business acumen, broad skills, and significant experience and education in the energy sector (in particular with regard to renewable energy and distributed energy).

Want to hear Ben explain the cost vs benefit of solar and the varying installation types? Ben will be speaking across ALL of our Southeast Queensland seminar regions which you can register for now:

Gold Coast– Thursday 5th Oct, 4.00pm for 4.30pm start, Southport Sharks – Register Here

Sunshine Coast– Thursday 26th Oct, 4.30pm for 5.00pm start, Maroochy RSL – Register Here

Brisbane– Wednesday 1st Nov 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, The Broncos Leagues Club – Register Here

Townsville– Wednesday 11th Oct, 5.00pm for 5.30pm start, Mercure Townsville – Register Here

Cairns– Thursday 12th Oct, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start, Crystalbrook Riley – Register Here

Mackay– Wednesday 18th Oct,  4.30pm for 5.00pm start, Mantra Mackay – Register Here

If you’re wondering who will be joining Ben, all will be unveiled over the coming weeks!

Smart Strata and foundation partners, Archers the Strata Professionals, deliver these community education seminar series providing education to strata communities across the state.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions, please email

See you in October!

The Smart Strata Team

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