PowerStack wins GOLD at Good Design Awards

PowerStack has won a coveted ‘Gold’ Good Design Australia Award for the 2023 event.

Sydney, NSW: With more than 900 entries across the awards for this year, the modular vertical solar design is officially gold award solar after achieving this status in its award category, Product Design – Furniture and Lighting. 

The awards look to recognise and ‘showcase the very best in design and innovation to a worldwide audience’. Submissions are reviewed under 3 overarching criteria, ‘Good Design’, ‘Design Innovation’ and ‘Design Impact’, with the latter looking at the potential of a product or design to positively impact communities and the environment.’

This year celebrates 65 years of the Good Design Awards, with the winning recipients decided by an impressive jury, featuring representatives from innovative brands and organisations such as Apple, Mirvac, Gensler, Woods Bagot, Aurecon and The New York Times. 

PowerStack’s submission highlighted that the vertical solar pole system provides a sustainable, 100% off-grid energy supply for applications such as safety and architectural lighting, CCTV, IoT sensors, communications networks, and device charging. Such applications enhance public safety, security and connectivity, and by using PowerStack, do so with minimal impact to the environment. 

PowerStack’s co-founding director, Nathan Giblett commented,

‘It’s fantastic to be recognised by the Australian Good Design Awards. We’re an Australian designed product with a focus on sustainable infrastructure – that benefits communities and the environment, so winning this feels like the culmination of the hard work we’ve put in over the last few years.’

The solar poles enable end users to reduce carbon emissions and use a unique concrete-free foundation. The system can be installed by a two person team in under an hour with no heavy machinery, minimising impact to the environment and surrounding communities. Recent projects have seen PowerStack provide remote power for applications such as bushfire monitoring and ‘turtle friendly’ marina lighting. 


PowerStack, along with other winning submissions was celebrated at an award ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 8th September. 


About PowerStack


PowerStack is a leading provider of high quality, off-grid vertical solar solutions. Our vertical, modular solar poles can be deployed almost anywhere the sun shines and provide powerful, 100% off-grid energy supply for safety, security and communications devices. 


With offices in North America and Australia, our goal is to deliver reliable green energy products for powered infrastructure including monitoring and surveillance, architectural and operational lighting, ‘internet of things’ devices, and network deployment. We integrate with a range of technologies and brands to create solutions that provide safer, greener, more secure and more connected spaces for all.


About Good Design Awards Australia


The Australian Good Design Awards showcase the very best in design and innovation to a worldwide audience. Originally established in 1958 under the banner of the Industrial Design Council of Australia, the Awards have been setting the international standard for good design for more than six decades.


Recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program, the Awards have a proud legacy of recognising, rewarding and celebrating the projects, people and brands behind great design.  



Want to deploy PowerStack in your next project?


We’re here to help with questions around the technology and specification, so please reach out to us on info.au@powerstack.energy We’ll work with you to understand requirements and then you can get in touch with our stockists to order your PowerStack system.