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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

We are focused on providing solutions that help humans reduce our carbon emissions and costs as we transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.


We specialise in energy management of distributed renewable energy assets such as Solar PV, Wind, Geothermal, Batteries and Electric Vehicles (EV's), Airconditioning and Heat Pump Hot Water Systems. 

Our customers are interested in the benefits and revenue streams they can potentially earn while they reduce their carbon emissions! 

We have the know how! Come and talk to our team of friendly energy experts today! 

Our Mission

At Element47, our mission is to revolutionize the way communities and the built environment access utilities. We are committed to providing affordable, zero-carbon utility solutions that outperform conventional practices. By offering turnkey solutions tailored to our clients' needs, we empower them to transition seamlessly to sustainable alternatives. Through relentless innovation and strategic partnerships, we lead the charge in driving global sustainability goals, bringing us closer to the Science-Based Targets set by the 2015 Paris Agreement. Join us in reshaping the future, one carbon-free utility at a time.

Our Story

In 2016, after a previous pure solar failed venture, Steve Applin and Andrew Haning co-founded Element47 with the view to providing broader energy management services to clients. 

Energy management, put simply, requires you to measure how much energy and carbon emissions you use and continually reduce consumption and costs over time. 

At Element47 this is our core goal! Net Zero Carbon at the lowest cost! 

Our focus on turnkey solutions ensure that we do all of the thinking to bring you the best available technology that you can afford! 

How much does it cost? We like to ask you what is the cost of not doing it?

Our solutions save on average between 10% and 70% of ongoing costs for our residential and commercial clients. 

Meet The Team


Andrew Haning

Chief Technical Officer

Andrew’s contribution to our organization comes from a blend of education, research and a significant amount of proven field experience. He gives back to the community by supporting universities, publishing articles and is a current member of AIRAH’s national Renewable Heating and Cooling Special Technical Group (STG) and the Secretary of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) Perth Branch Committee.

Andrew has been involved in Green Star, NABERS and the transition to sustainable zero carbon buildings since becoming an environmental scientist. He has managed more than 200 buildings including state and local governments, universities, retail, industrial and commercial assets. He's commitment to CIBSE soft landings sees him share all of the lessons learnt from years of auditing and managing assets. If he's concerned something isn't going to work, he has probably got a good reason for the proposed solution. 

Happens to be a trained dancer with over 19 years of experience. He even appeared in a music video, performed a ballet at the Quarry Amphitheatre and is involved in the local Perth dance community in a variety of modalities including breakdance, contemporary dance and contact improvisation with periodic jams, workshops and performances.

He also loves taking a few polls while playing cricket at Murdoch University Melville Cricket Club and recently played for the first suburban turf grade.  

Steve Applin

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is passionate about the energy transition and manages the contractual, automation and billing services within Element47 co-designing our PPA's, financial modelling and turnkey embedded network services.

Steve has assisted Ms Jessica Shaw MLA with industry feedback into the Inquiry into Microgrids and Associated Technologies in Western Australia.


He also brings a wealth of knowledge from his time supporting large multinational corporations to manage and optimise their business administration and finance processes more effectively and efficiently! 

What's Sustainability without finance?

He loves his family, including his wife and two young children. Footy & politics are certainly some of the other rivals for his attention.


Our Clients, Partners & Associations

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