About 5B

Innovators, partners and customers harnessing the sun's power to electrify almost everything.

Who we are

5B is an Australian solar pioneer, rapidly accelerating the deployment of large-scale solar with its prefabricated, pre-wired ground mount technology.

Our vision

To 2050 and beyond, society's demand for zero emissions electricity to combat climate change and meet our energy requirements will continue its steep upward trajectory. The scale of investment and innovation to facilitate the energy transition from liquid fuels to electricity, and from fossil fuelled electricity to renewable generated electricity, will be unprecedented in human history.

Following Wright's Law, as production rises, the cost of PV and 5B Maverick manufacturing will fall. 5B will deliver a critical component of the energy transition by enabling faster, lower cost, > W/m2, and redeployable solar array solutions.

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A brief history

5B was founded in 2013 by solar engineers Chris McGrath and Eden Tehan to solve the problems they encountered while working on some of Australia’s first large-scale solar projects.

Lifting and installing solar modules manually in hot and hazardous conditions, it occurred to them that the design and construction of large-scale solar farms would look very different if entrenched methods were discarded and someone started with a blank slate.

From this kernel of an idea, the 5B Maverick was born, an accordion-style prefabricated, pre-wired 50-70 kilowatt solar array, that can be deployed in under an hour by a small crew.

Prefabrication is at the heart of 5B's philosophy. Our aim is to take tasks out of the field and into a controlled factory environment. 

“Our goal was to make solar deployment faster, lower cost, lower risk, safer, and easier."

Chris McGrath, co-founder, 5B

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