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Insights and innovation on show: April 10-11: Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition International Convention Centre Sydney

 The solar PV industry is undergoing extraordinary growth, with more than 3500 MW – 13 million solar panels – likely to be installed this year alone. This presents enormous opportunities for manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, installers, trainers and consultants. To learn more about developments and see innovation at its best, come along to the Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition in Sydney on April 10-11.

Brought to you by the Smart Energy Council (previously known as the Australian Solar Council and Energy Storage Council) the conference will feature Australia’s best-informed market analysts and advisers who will present in-depth updates and forecasts.

Within the Applied Energy Storage segment you can tune in to Solar Quotes maestro Finn Peacock, Stefan Jarnason of Solar Analytics, solar ‘oracle’ Warwick Johnston of SunWiz, and representatives from ITP, Sonnen and CSIRO among many others.

Topics include:

  • Battery Sizing for Commercial & Residential PV
  • Commercial & Industrial Market Outlook 2018-2020
  • The Lead Generation Industry’s Dirty Little Secret
  • Addressing network constraints with residential battery storage: trial results
  • Planning for EV charging infrastructure, and
  • Impact of solar on wholesale electricity prices and electricity demand

During the Smart Energy Solutions session we bring you the market wisdom of Kobad Bhavnagri (BNEF), David Leitch, Tristan Edis, Martin Green (no introduction necessary), industry gurus Renate Egan and Oliver Yates and many more.

Just some of the coverage:

  • State of the solar and storage industry
  • The cost of dispatchable renewables
  • Engaging Customers with Energy Data
  • Enabling the Energy Transition with Micro-Grids, Blockchain Technology & Embedded Networks, and
  • The outlook for large-scale renewable energy projects

Also in force will be several of the significant entities helping deliver Australia’s 2,300 MW (DC) of utility-scale projects during 2018: SolarReserve (the name behind the Aurora Project: Australia’s first utility scale Solar Thermal Energy Project), CWP Renewables, Windlab and Pacific Hydro.

IBM is now taking an active interest in the energy of the future and makes its first appearance at the conference.

Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten will discuss Labor’s policies that strongly support the transition to smart, renewable energy. And City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore who is driving actions to dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions to avoid dangerous climate change will elaborate on the Council’s programs that saw the city become carbon neutral in 2007, aided by trigeneration and solar panels.

Adjacent to conference sessions is the exhibition floor where the latest technologies will be showcased with a strong emphasis on battery storage systems, distributed energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.

More details about the technology and innovation on show will be included in the next bulletin.

And a reminder that attendance is free. Access to the 120 exhibitors, 100+ speakers, and professional development sessions costs nothing.

The Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition 2018 taking place at the International Convention Centre Sydney on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April.

 This not-to-be-missed free event will feature more than 100 expert speakers in three conference streams and more than 120 sponsors and exhibitors. Registrations are now open.

 This is Australia’s largest solar, storage and smart energy conference and exhibition, where Australian and international solar and storage enthusiasts gather to learn more about the industry’s stellar performance.

Make a diary note to attend this event and hear what’s in store for the rest of 2018 and beyond, with the rise of clean energy systems and distributed energy.

Smart Energy in all its forms is brought to you at no charge

This is a FREE to attend event

Make a diary note: Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April 2018

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