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Road to ZERO

Road to ZERO

Road to ZERO is a podcast that features industry experts, technology specialists, and celebrities who discuss all things renewable with our CEO, Roshan.

Energy Matters is passionate about seeing us all move towards a zero-carbon future. This podcast aims to bring about ideas, discuss the wins and pitfalls of moving towards a green future, and finding solutions to the greatest challenge humanity is facing – climate change. 

Latest/Upcoming Episode

Episode 20 | Eric Koh | Suntech

n this episode our CEO, Roshan Ramnarain, chats to Eric Koh, General Manager for SF Suntech-Australia. Rosh & Eric will be discussing the latest news on the Suntech solar panel & Sunways, the German founded solar inverter manufacturer who supplies high quality inverters into the Australian market. Suntech & Sunways will feature on this weeks episode (E9) of Open Homes Australia which you can see LIVE on Saturday, 7th May @ 4.30pm on 9Life or via catch-up tv on https://www.9now.com.au/open-homes-australia.

All Episodes

Episode 01 | James McGregor

We’re very excited to chat to James McGregor, the brain behind Renovate or Rebuild!! Filming over 12 months, whilst navigating through every challenge possible, we will find out what it takes to create a TV show, what the show represents and the positive impact it will have on a ZERO-Carbon future!

Episode 02 | Sam Behrens

In this episode, we’re catching up with Sam Behrens, Managing Director of Northlight Productions and ON-SET DIRECTOR + EXEC PRODUCER on the hit home improvement show, Renovate or Rebuild. Rosh & Sam will be discussing what happens behind the scenes when filming a TV show.

Episode 03 | Andres Novoa

In this episode, we’re catching up with Andres Novoa, Marketing Manager of Longi Solar Australia. Rosh & Andres will be discussing Longi Solar – the worlds biggest manufacturer of solar panels, the challenges in the current solar market as well as what’s in store for the industry.

Episode 04 | Daniel Lanzetta

In this episode, we’re catching up with Daniel Lanzetta, CEO of Smart Energy Answers. As a partner of Energy Matters, Smart Energy Answers featured on Episode 8 of 9Life TV show Renovate or Rebuild, assisting a family in need who lost their home during the NSW bushfires and generously installing a 3kW system, the equipment donated by our friends Longi Solar & Fimer. Rosh & Daniel will be discussing Smart Energy Answers, a very successful national installer of solar panels & renewable energy technology, the challenges being faced in the current solar market as well as what’s in store for the industry.

Episode 05 | Luke Stronach

In this episode, we’re catching up with Luke Stronach CSO of Arkana Energy, featured as an Energy Matters partner in the hit TV show, Renovate or Rebuild. Rosh & Luke will be discussing Arkana Energy, a very successful family run installer of solar panels & renewable energy technology, the challenges being faced in the current solar market as well as what’s in store for the industry.

Episode 06 | Jimmy & Tam

In this episode, we’re catching up with Jimmy & Tam, winners of The Block in 2020 and contestants in Season 1 of Renovate or Rebuild. Rosh & the guys will be discussing life after the Block, Renovate or Rebuild and their strategy on property development with carbon reduction very much on everyone’s mind.

Episode 07 | Jason Venning

In this episode, we’re catching up with Jason Venning, Country Manager of Fimer Australia. Rosh & Jason will be discussing the latest news on Fimer, an exciting Italian renewable energy manufacturer specialising in hybrid inverters, battery storage and EV chargers.

Episode 08 | Jess Eva

In this episode, Rosh caught up with Jess Eva (one half of the dynamic duo, Norm & Jess), who won over $200k on The Block in 2018 and was a contestant in Season 1 of Renovate or Rebuild. Jess is both a truly passionate and hilariously funny individual and can be heard across the airwaves on Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning every weekday. Rosh & Jess will be discussing life after the Block, Renovate or Rebuild and what’s next in their lives in this exceptionally funny and not to be missed podcast 🙂 

Episode 09 | James Treble

In this episode, we caught up with James Treble, a Sydney based Interior Designer who loves to share his passion for houses, colour, good design and recycling, whilst hosting the hit TV show “Renovate or Rebuild”. Rosh & James will be discussing his career to date, hosting Renovate or Rebuild and incorporating sustainability into home design. 

Episode 10 | Alfred Drummond

In this episode, we’re catching up with Podium, a multi-product platform that’s modernising the way local business gets done. As the latest service provider working in conjunction with Energy Matters Partnership program, Podium offers innovative and easy to use software which assist businesses with generating customer reviews, implementing a Net performance score to evaluate ones customer service as well as a useful webchat feature to assist with customer communication whilst visiting the website. Rosh & Alf will be discussing how Podium is assisting both Energy Matters and their solar partners with all areas of business. 

Episode 11 | David Vinson

In this episode, we’re catching up with David Vinson, Founder & CEO of My Rewards, the global loyalty & rewards program supporting the Energy Matters Rewards Program. As the latest service provider working in conjunction with Energy Matters Partnership program, the Energy Matters Rewards Program connects more than 4.6 million members with over 4,500 brands so my employees and customers can get the best deals and free perks on products, services and experiences. Rosh & David will be discussing how My Rewards is assisting Energy Matters, their partners and their customers with all areas of business & lifestyle, as well as most importantly progressing the mission towards a ZERO Carbon future! 

Episode 12 | Natalee Bowen

In this episode, Rosh caught up with Natalee Bowen who has been in the design industry for over 20 years. Indah Island has been commissioned both Australia wide and internationally. Natalee’s work has received many industry awards and is now featured in many magazines, social media and TV programs such as Dream Homes, Ready Set Reno, Luxury Homes Revealed, Best Houses Australia, and Through the Front Gate. Rosh & Natalee will be discussing Renovate or Rebuild, Indah Island and what’s next.

Episode 13  | Michael & Carlene

In this episode, Rosh caught up with Michael & Carlene, former contestants on The Block: The Glasshouse in 2014 and taking Australia by storm with renovations galore, interior designing, and even hosting their own show; Ready, Set, Reno. Rosh & the hard-working couple will be discussing life after the Block, Renovate or Rebuild and what’s next in their lives. See both of these fantastic hosts on series 5 of Australia’s leading property show, Open Homes Australia which premieres on Saturday, 12th March @ 4.30pm on 9Life.

Episode 14 | Wilf Johnston

In this episode, we’re catching up with Wilf Johnston, General Manager-APAC of Enphase Energy. Rosh & Wilf will be discussing the latest news on Enphase Energy, the leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enable people to make, use, save, and even sell their own power—and control it all with a smart mobile app.

Watch Enphase on this weeks episode of Open Homes Australia, Saturday 12th March, 4.30pm on 9’s free-to-air digital channel, “9Life”.

Episode 15 | Andreas Boeck

In this episode, we’re catching up with Andreas Boeck, Managing Director at Axitec Energy Australia. The engineering at headquarters in Germany controls the global production capacities of 800 MWp. Rosh & Andreas will be discussing the latest news on Axitec Energy, one of the technological and economical leading manufacturers in solar as well as their inclusion on this weeks episode of Open Homes Australia (Saturday, 19th March @ 4.30pm, on 9Life).

Episode 16 | Jesse Raeburn

In this episode, Rosh caught up with Jesse Raeburn, who along with his partner Mel, were contestants on The Block: The Oslo 2019 and walked away with a profit of $388,000! The St Kilda locals have since purchased their first home together with their winnings and are currently renovating. Real estate agent, Jesse, was responsible for finding them the perfect abode – with renovations in mind the moment they purchased the house! With Mel in charge of the budget, and Jesse putting his handyman skills to work, we can’t wait to see what these two create in their new home. Rosh will be discussing life after the Block, Renovate or Rebuild and the current season of Open Homes Australia, which this Saturday features Jesse interviewing Todd Goldstein, Ruckman for the North Melbourne AFL club (check it out, Saturday, 26th March, 4.30pm on 9Life).

Episode 17 | Stephen Hill 

In this episode our CEO, Roshan Ramnarain, chats to Stephen Hill, CEO of Elite Smart Energy Solutions (ESES). Rosh & Steve will be discussing ESES, a one-stop shop for all of a customer’s energy needs, the challenges being faced in the current market as well as what’s in store for the industry in 2022. They will also preview the upcoming Episode 4 of Open Homes Australia which features a home installed with Sunpower-Maxeon solar panels, the world-leader on high performance solar panels as well as the longest product warranty in the industry. 

Episode 18 | Dave Franklin

In this episode our CEO, Roshan Ramnarain, caught up with Dave Franklin, who has overseen many landscape and pool projects in his career as an award-winning landscape architect and pool designer, including across 12 seasons of The Block. Rosh & Dave will be discussing the upcoming episode of Open Homes Australia, where Dave is walking us through a stunning beachside property in North NSW, as well as the upcoming season of The Block and what’s next for his business. You can watch this weeks Open Homes Australia LIVE on Saturday, 23rd April at 4.30pm on 9Life, or stream it via 9Now (NINE’s catch-up Digital TV channel).