Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend Clean Energy Week 2013, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Clean Energy Week, which is the nation’s largest event for the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, is jam-packed with conferences, professional development sessions and presentations from industry professionals. What’s more, the event entails a schools program and great exhibitions for the public.
Held by the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s peak industry body, the week delivered the latest on policy initiatives and technology developments, as well as the opportunity to make valuable new contacts. It was so interesting to meet other people dedicated to fostering the awareness of the need for clean energy, as well as to see all of the latest innovations in clean energy products and technology.
My favourite find this year was the new SMA Solar Inverter with an Integrated Storage System. It stores some of the excess power your house generates during the day, allowing you to use it at night – ultimately saving families even more money. The Inverter has just won an award at Intersolar Europe 2013 in Munich and seeing it was on display at CEC week, it will hopefully be available in Australia soon. This is a very exciting development in the world of solar and I’m sure we will start to see other Inverter manufacturers follow suit. You can read more on the SMA Solar Inverter here.
With climate change slowly becoming a more prominent issue in modern-day society, the use of clean energy is becoming more and more prevalent in the effort to safeguard our community for future generations. So, I was happy that this event made its way to our neck of the woods so I could not only increase my knowledge on the latest and greatest energy efficient products, but also remind myself of the importance of clean energy and this industry in general.
After attending the Sydney event in 2012 which drew more than 2500 local and international delegates, I had high expectations for the Brisbane event. Overall, I’m pleased to say that my expectations were greatly exceeded, with most of the attendees finding it to be even bigger and better than last year. Clean Energy Week 2014 will be held in my hometown of Adelaide from the 23rd to the 25th of July and I will be sure to be in attendance.
Source: Clean Energy Week 2013
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