Wal Read

Wal Read was one of the pioneers of solar thermal engineering in Australia. The work by Wal Read and his colleague Roger Morse at the CSIRO in the 1950s made Australian solar hot water systems about 20% more efficient than other systems then currently in use.

Wal Read was an early honorary secretary of the Australian New Zealand Solar Energy Society and managed the Australian section of the International Solar Energy Society for many years, as well as the ISES headquarters in Melbourne until its move to Germany in 1994.