All-Energy Australia 2016 closes the doors on its biggest year ever
6 Oct 2016
More than 5,800 visits were made by clean and renewable energy experts to this year’s All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference, running in Melbourne (4-5 October 2016). All-Energy Australia Exhibition Director Robby Clark credited the quality and breadth of speakers and exhibitors for this year’s success, along with the strategic partnership with the Clean Energy Council who ran their successful ATRAA Conference delving into the latest technical and business issues for small scale solar.
“This year’s All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference has been our biggest on record, with early figures showing a 10% increase on visits from 2015,” said Mr Clark.
“Exhibitor and speaker numbers also increased, and it was fantastic to see many more storage products showcased across the exhibition floor, including products from Tesla Energy, Redback Technologies, GenZ Energy Storage, Sealed Performance Batteries and Sonnen.”
Debate continued into the second day at what remains Australia’s largest event for the clean energy sector, covering topics from how to grow sector investment to the major developments improving energy efficiency to if market based policy measures can be relied given the current climate.
Delegates attended packed sessions sitting with the event’s three key modules – smart grid, energy storage and energy efficiency – along with presentations on low carbon cities, the distributed energy future and how electric vehicle innovation is shaping the future of transport.
In one of the many full sessions at All-Energy, the Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood stated destructive capitalism is a great thing but we have to stop pretending renewables will be a walk in the park.
Wood was among a number of speakers exploring the considerations for technology and policy on Australia’s energy future, while also joining the Clean Energy Regulator’s Chloe Munro, Avoca Capital Advisors’ Alexandra Campbell, Impact Investment Group’s Lane Crockett and RMIT University’s Alan Pears in the Closing Debate on if market based policy can be relied on to drive the sector’s growth.
Continuing the theme of innovation and investment was the All-Energy Investor Breakfast, which saw DP Energy, Syncline Energy, Genex Power, XYZ Solar and Infigen Energy present renewable energy project proponents to the investment community. Winners of the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition were also announced at All-Energy Australia, which was another event first.
Strong foot traffic to the exhibition floor continued throughout the event, seeing visitors network with 140 leading companies including Tesla Energy, Canadian Solar Australia, ABB Australia Pty Limited, Jinko Solar, Fronius Australia, Trina Solar, SMA Australia, Huawei Technologies, Enphase Energy, RES Australia, Clenergy, MPower, Victron, Redback Technologies, Ingeteam, RF Industries, Solax Power, Schletter, IMEON Energy, IPD and Outback Power.
“We’ve found the show fantastic, with a really good flow of people. I think people who are coming to these shows are the installers, the business owners, people interested in investing in the technology so that spread of people is really what we’re looking for,” said Redback Technologies Maree Mills.
“I know a lot of installers can get snowed under with their work, so for us, it’s a great experience to get in touch with everyone, have people ask questions and get our engineers to share their expertise and run training on the stand,” shared Stephanie Baraya, SMA Australia.
The All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 11 – 12 October, 2017. To find out more or access high resolution images, please visit www.all-energy.com.au
For more information about the program or exhibitors, please contact: Phoebe Saunders, Porter Novelli Melbourne, 03 9289 9555 and via email@example.com
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