Consulting since 1992

About SmartConsult

The company was founded in 1993 by our principal consultant Luke M Hardy. As a leading energy management and analytical consultancy services firm, our core focus is reducing our client’s energy and infrastructure costs by recommending and implementing tailored strategies for all sizes of business and government entities. 

We are not just a commercial solar provider. We take a holistic approach, bringing together our team’s wealth of highly diversified industry specific knowledge and experience to determine what solutions best suit your operations and circumstances.

Our reputation is built upon a foundation of honesty, integrity and transparency. We now develop projects, consult, project manage and assist commercial clients across QLD, NSW, VIC, SA.

Luke M Hardy MBA/PGDip.CarbMn

Principal Consultant

Luke founded Smartcom Consulting in 1992 providing general business advice and established SmartConsult, a division of SmartCom Consulting, in 2014. He has been consulting to Industry over the past 8 years on many complex large-scale solar projects over the past 5 years, which are now installed and operating.

Michael Rahme (M.UrbDevpSust/PGDip .CarbMn)

Principal Consultant

Consulting in the renewable energy field for the past 7 years. Broad experience, with a history of attention to detail, time management, and results focused. Michael is particularly interested in the short, medium and long term clean energy transition, that he believes is
inevitable both at home in Australia and across the globe. Primary goal is to develop real and realistic custom solutions that reduce grid energy consumption for each of our clients.

Manuel Siegrist (BSc Science & BusAdmin, MBA)

Senior Data Analyst and PHD Student

Manuel is a renewable energy expert about to complete a PHD Thesis looking at the worldwide potential and economic valuation of utilising mineral waste (i.e. a certain type of rock). Manuel is in charge of creating the tool sets for SmartConsult as well as consulting to Industry.

Bruce Castleton BSocSc

Energy Consultant – Southern Region

Based in Coffs Harbour Central NSW Bruce is a passionate advocate for renewable energy and has been selling solar and other solutions for the past 3 years. Bruce is currently studying for a masters degree in renewable energy.

Paul Duncan (Cert. Adv. Electronics)

Energy Consultant – Queensland

Paul has been consulting to Industry for the last 6 years. for renewable energy systems including: Solar PV, Power Factor Correction, LED’s, Tariff optimization.

Derek Harbison- BEd PE/Sci

Energy Consultant – Northern Rivers

Based in Byron Bay NSW Derek has been involved with renewable energy through his involvement with solar PV solutions, battery storage and integrated energy systems for aquatic centres. Derek is involved with local community and business groups and local government to advance renewable energy in the Northern Rivers of NSW.