AuSES solar conference attracts international experts

4th Oct 2011

The Australian Solar Energy Society's (AuSES) 49th Annual conference will feature a number of international leaders in the field of solar power systems and photovoltaic technology.

Australia's peak body for the solar industry will bring together visitors and distinguished guests for three days of seminars and demonstrations focusing on the future of solar power for the world's energy needs.

Government officials, scientists and industry experts will evaluate the success of current and past solar initiatives such as ACT's large scale solar initiative.

The event will occur at Australia Technology in Sydney from November 30 to December 2011.

Mike Dymond, president of AuSES says: "It is an exciting time to be involved in the renewable energy sector, and although many hurdles lay before us, it is a pivotal time for our industry."

"With ongoing collaboration between academia, industry and government, it is an ideal time to be cementing best practice frameworks in order to ensure that the renewable energy sector maintains excellence at all levels."

AuSES aims to use the event as an opportunity to develop the 'PV Best Practice Program' as a plan for the country's renewable energy future.

Dymond says that the blueprint will address "networks, government funding, training, accreditation, installation delivery, inspection and review".

Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore will speak about the city's commitment to reaching its own Sustainable Sydney 2030 target through environmental, economic and social programs.

City of Sydney chief development officer of energy and climate change Allan Jones will also talk about the city's Green Infrastructure Plan.

Jones previously played a key role in the London Plan – a large-scale energy policy that aimed to further the adoption of renewable energy projects in the capital city.

Solar technology will feature prominently on the program, including panel systems, smart grids, storage methods and thermal applications.

Over 75 peer-reviewed academic papers will be on display, dealing with new developments in solar efficiency and flexible applications.

A professional development day will also address issues related to installing solar panels on residential and commercial premises.

A key component of the event will be ongoing analysis of global and local market trends – with a particular focus on China, the world's biggest solar exporter.

Organisers expect representatives from all major Australian political parties to attend and address their approach to renewable energy for the nation's future.

Posted by Mike Peacock 

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