A Message from Clean Energy Council

23 Oct 2017

Another All-Energy Australia conference has been and gone, and the jam-packed sessions, busy exhibition floor and ever-popular Grand Networking Event showed that this year's event was the biggest yet.

The Clean Energy Council tried something different this year, running the Solar Masterclass Series for solar installers, designers and retailers. The response to this new format was overwhelmingly positive, and the Clean Energy Council would like to thank all those who attended sessions during the two-day program.

One of the highlights of the Solar Masterclass Series was the install session on day one, which included the installer quiz sponsored by Solar Juice. The winner of this year’s quiz was Rodd Zhang, who won two 5 kW inverters that he generously donated to charity.

Another highlight was the Speed Date a Tech Guy session that closed out day two. This session, which was sponsored by SolarEdge, allowed attendees to ask questions of the Clean Energy Council’s technical specialists, and it proved to be very popular with both installers and the Clean Energy Council team.

The Solar Design and Installation Awards were presented at the Grand Networking Event on day one. The awards are Australia’s premier solar awards, recognising excellence in the design and installation of Australian solar projects.

The winners in this year’s awards, which ranged from Australia’s largest solar carpark shading system to a small installation at a suburban public park, showed an exceptional level of innovation and professionalism. The standard of entries in this year’s awards was extremely high, and we thank all those who took the time to submit an entry.

The Clean Energy Council’s annual Women in Renewables Luncheon was also held on day one, with more than 200 people sitting down to celebrate the achievements of women in the renewable energy industry.

Attendees at the luncheon, which was chaired by Geoff Culbert from GE Australia, heard two inspiring presentations from Natalie Collard from the Clean Energy Council, who shared the lessons that she had learned in her career so far, and Jo Witters from the Australian Energy Market Operator, who spoke about how her experiences had shaped her and her career.

This year’s Women in Renewables Luncheon was the largest so far, and it was great to see so many men and women supporting the important role that women are playing in the clean energy industry.

All-Energy Australia 2017 was an outstanding success that brought people together from right across the clean energy industry. The Clean Energy Council is proud to be a partner of such a fantastic event and is already looking forward to next year’s conference. If you only go to one event next year, All-Energy Australia 2018 is your best bet for the most comprehensive snapshot of the clean energy sector. 

Sandy Atkins
Executive General Manager, Installation Integrity  
Clean Energy Council


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