Clean Energy Council Program

2018 SOLAR MASTERCLASS SERIES

The 2018 Solar Masterclass Series provides a one-stop shop for solar designers and installers to get expert advice on the major design and installation issues currently facing the industry. Attendance is free and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points will be available to eligible installers who scan into each session.

 

SOLAR MASTERCLASS SERIES - WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER

9:30am - 11:00am


Welcome and design issues

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 1

This session focuses on some of the issues faced when designing a system. Learn about system monitoring and protections, and the challenges associated with designing stand-alone systems.

Chair: James Patterson, Technical Support Officer, Clean Energy Council

Speakers:
Pat Southwell, Acting Team Leader - Accr Technical, Clean Energy Council
Sandy Atkins, Compliance Officer, Renewable Energy, Energy Safe Victoria
Shane Clayton, Technical Manager, Gippsland Solar
Steven Craig, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Anditi

11:00am - 11:30am BREAK

11:30am - 1:30pm


Tech Super Session

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 1

Join experts from the CEC’s Accreditation team as they present on standards, guidelines, approved products, batteries and more.

Chair: Pat Southwell, Acting Team Leader - Accr Technical, Clean Energy Council

Speakers:
Kane Thornton, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council
James Patterson, Technical Support Officer, Clean Energy Council
Luke Pickles, Acting Lead - Accr Stakeholder Engagement, Clean Energy Council
Kanika Burdak, Product Program Specialist, Clean Energy Council
Gavin Crabtree, Technical Support Officer, Clean Energy Council
Karyn Erickson, Accreditation Officer, Clean Energy Council

1:30pm - 2:30pm LUNCH

2:30pm - 4:00pm


Current state of play and a look to the future

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 1

Come along to hear important updates from the Clean Energy Regulator, get all the latest information about Australian Standards and find out more about the current endeavours in accreditation. Then we dust off the crystal ball to give some insights into what the future of accreditation and installation may hold.

Chair: Jonathan Leake, Chief Operating Officer, Solar Victoria

Speakers:
James Sturch, Technical Business Manager AUS/NZ, Sonnen Australia
Michelle Taylor, Manager Intelligent Grid New Technology, Energy Queensland
Luke Scott, Manager SRES Operations, CER
Chris Martell, Director of Operations and Engineering, Global Sustainable Energy Solutions

 

SOLAR MASTERCLASS SERIES - THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER

9:30am - 10:30am


STREAM 1: Protecting Small Business

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 2

This session will discuss the issues faced by small businesses in the ever-changing solar industry. Find out where you and your business stand and discover practical solutions to the common problems faced by small business owners.

Chair: Anna Sexton, Compliance & Risk Manager, Clean Energy Council

Speakers:
Sarah Mulcahy, Associate, PWC
Warwick Johnston, Managing Director, SunWiz


STREAM 2: Inverter Face Off

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 1

Representatives from four inverter manufacturers will sell the benefits and capabilities of their inverters, before answering questions from the floor.

Chair: Beth Rosenberg, Product Manager, Clean Energy Council

Speakers:
Rod Dewar, Solar Energy /  Lead Application Engineer, Fronius
Aaron Zadeh, Product Marketing Manager – Utility Solar, ABB Australia
Adrian Hawke, Technical Marketing Manager Australia, Solar Edge
Duncan Macgregor, Product Trainer, Enphase

10:30am - 11:00am BREAK

11:00am - 12:30pm


STREAM 1: Purchasing for quality

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 2

The growth in system sizes and the increasing importance of long-term reliability have changed the way that businesses make purchasing decisions. In this session, experts in the analysis and testing of PV modules, inverters and batteries will give you valuable insight into the products that you are purchasing and the limitations of relying on datasheets.

Speakers:
Finn Peacock, Founder & CEO, SolarQuotes
Sandy Pulsford, Technical Assessor, Product Testing & Compliance, Clean Energy Council
Meredith Gardner, Code of Conduct Coordinator, Clean Energy Council


STREAM 2: Monitoring face off

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 1

Representatives from four monitoring options will sell the benefits and capabilities of their monitoring products, before answering questions from the floor.

Speakers:
Nigel Morris, Business Development Director, Solar Analytics
Shavaj Kallamkote, Founder & CTO, Carbon Track

12:30pm - 1:30pm LUNCH

1:30pm - 3:00pm


STREAM 1: Protecting the consumer

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 2

While the strong growth in the rooftop solar sector has brought significant benefits for solar businesses and consumers, it has also attracted unscrupulous operators with dishonest business practices that can harm the reputation of the industry. In this session, consumer protection experts will speak about some of the scams to watch out for and how you can protect consumers when working with or selling solar PV.

Chair: Mindy Lim, Code of Conduct Manager, Clean Energy Council

Speakers:
Gemma Dodson, Manager, Targeting & Profiling, Consumer Affairs VIC
Alison Potter, Choice
Chris Jose, Authority Member, ACMA
Damien Moyse, Policy & Research Manager, ATA


STREAM 2: Learnings from projects

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 1

Distribution networks have been running various trials throughout Australia to find out more about the capabilities of energy storage. In this session, representatives from a number of these distribution networks will share their learnings from these trials.

Chair: Leanne Nichols, Accreditation & Compliance Officer, Clean Energy Council

Speakers:
Michel Reiken, Director, Excel Power
Bobbi McKibbin, Director & Office & Community Engagement Manager, Solar Integrity
Hiếu Nguyễn, Technical Director, Leeson Group

3:00pm - 3:30pm BREAK

3:30pm - 5:00pm


 

Speed dating with the CEC

Venue: Solar Masterclass Theatre 1

Grab yourself a drink and have one-on-one discussions with CEC staff members from the tech, admin, products, Approved Solar Retailer and membership teams in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Chair: Louise Munday, Team Leader - Accreditation Admin, Clean Energy Council

 

WOMEN IN RENEWABLES LUNCHEON

As part of the Clean Energy Council’s commitment to encourage women in the renewable energy sector to take on leadership roles, All-Energy Australia 2018 will host the Women in Renewables lunch, to recognise and connect the many talented women in the industry.

Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Time: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Venue: Room 212 & 213, Melbourne Convention Centre
Tickets: $75 for CEC Member; $125 for Non-CEC Member. Register today to purchase tickets.

For more information on the CEC’s Women in Renewables initiative, visit http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/events/women-in-renewables.html

Chair: Tristy Fairfield, New Projects and Stakeholder Engagement, Energy Made Clean
Speakers:
Kane Thornton, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council
Soumya Venkataramanan, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, Vestas
Lyn Bowring, Group Manager - Solar & Storage, Origin
Bella De Blasio, Technical Support Engineer, Fronius
David Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Solgen

 

SOLAR DESIGN AND INSTALLATION AWARDS

The 2018 Solar Design and Installation Awards will be presented at the Grand Networking Event at All-Energy Australia. Join us for networking and drinks to celebrate the fantastic work that is being done across the industry, culminating in the presentation of this year’s Solar Design and Installation Awards.

Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Venue: Main Foyer, Melbourne Convention Centre
Tickets: Complimentary for All-Energy Australia delegates

For more information on the Solar Design and Installation Awards, visit http://www.solaraccreditation.com.au/events/awards.html

 

For further details on the Clean Energy Council’s program at All-Energy 2017 contact:

Sasha Pell, Event and Sponsorship Manager, Clean Energy Council
spell@cleanenergycouncil.org.au
(03) 9929 4128


Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 3 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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