Missed a conference or event? Catch up on presentations made by our staff and other experts here:
Solar Breakfast for Financiers
In October 2012, ASI held a joint event with ARENA and Baker & McKenzie, to highlight research underway to help overcome the technical and financial barriers to solar deployment. CSIRO's Dr Peter Coppin presented an introduction to solar energy forecasting - an area of research that is vital to the widespread uptake of solar. You can view his presentation here.
All Energy Conference 2012
Executive Director Mark Twidell presented on Innovation in solar research and development and Investment Director Olivia Coldrey on Financing solar energy through the innovation cycle.
East Solar conference
ASI Investment Director Olivia Coldrey discussed how Australia can add and capture value in a global solar industry in a presentation at East Solar in Melbourne on 21 August 2012.
How Australia can add and capture value in a global solar industry (PDF 1.8MB)
Address to Federal Parliamentarians
In August 2012, Chair of ASI's Board of Directors Jenny Goddard presented ASI's portfolio highlights to Federal Parliamentarians at a breakfast in Canberra. This included an overview of ASI's portfolio as well as some particular case studies.
You can download her presentation (1MB) here.
China - Threat or Opportunity?
Professor Stuart Wenham provided a unique insight into Australia’s opportunity to continue generating and owning solar intellectual property to complement China’s commercialisation strengths in a keynote address to Federal Parliamentarians in August.
Professor Wenham is the Director of the Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of NSW and the Chief Technology Officer at the world’s largest solar cell manufacturer, Suntech-Power.
Download a PDF (2MB) of his presentation here.
Three Minute Solar Thesis Challenge
Eleven researchers from ASI’s Skills Development Program took part in our Three Minute Solar Thesis Challenge at the Australian National University in July 2012.
Participants had three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to convince an eminent panel of judges and the audience of their project’s merits.
Jonathon Dore from the University of New South Wales took out best PhD presentation and the People’s Choice Award, and Dr Kean Yap from Charles Darwin University was awarded best Postdoctoral Fellow presentation.
Catch up on all the presentations below.
Concentrating Solar Power Research Showcase
In July 2012, ASI hosted a Concentrating Solar Power Research Showcase at the Australian National University as part of our Knowledge Sharing Series.
The event featured the findings of an ASI commissioned report, Realising the Potential of Concentrating Solar Power in Australia (PDF 3.4MB), undertaken by Dr Keith Lovegrove from IT Power.
You can watch Dr Lovegrove's presentation below:
Presentations on other projects in ASI’s portfolio were also made by:
• CSIRO National Solar Energy Centre Manager Wes Stein, Solar Thermal Research Hub
• ANU's Dr Elizabeth Thomsen, Roof mounted hybrid CST system for distributed generation of heating, cooling and electricity (3.6MB)
• Vast Solar CEO Andrew Want, Validation of performance modelling for 1.2MWth solar array with high temperature receiver and integrated thermal storage.
ASI Executive Director Mark Twidell presented on the latest solar research and development as part of the ATRAA conference on 26 July, 2012, during Clean Energy Week.
Latest solar research and development (PDF 1MB)
2nd Australian - European Union Research Infrastructure Workshop: Solar Energy
As part of a CSIRO-led delegation, ASI Investment Director, Olivia Coldrey and Head of CSP Science Development at CSIRO, Sarah Miller, presented on concentrating solar power and photovoltaic technology development, activities, collaboration and funding at the 2nd Australian – European Union Research Infrastructure Workshop: Solar Energy
ASI-CSIRO Solar presentation (PDF 5MB)
Intersolar Europe 2012
ASI Executive Director Mark Twidell Presented on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in Australia as part of the CSP Market Prospects session at Intersolar Europe, 14 June 2012
CSP in Australia (PDF 2MB)
ASI Knowledge Sharing Series- Photovoltaic Research Showcase
ASI hosted a Photovoltaic Research Showcase on 29 March 2012 at The University of NSW, which featured presentations on three projects in ASI's portfolio:
Queensland Energy Conference
ASI Investment Director Olivia Coldrey presented on solar technology development, barriers and risks through the innovation cycle and financing solutions at Queensland Energy Conference on 28 February 2012.
Financing solar energy through the innovation cycle (PDF 1.13MB)
Solar Power Australia conference
ASI Executive Director Mark Twidell presented on the future for solar, its cost competitiveness, research and support mechanisms at the Solar Power Australia conference on 28 February 2012.
Unlocking Australia's solar power potential (PDF 2.27MB)
Australian Solar Energy Society Brisbane Branch
ASI Investment Director Olivia Coldrey gave an update on the portfolio and funding opportunities at a meeting of the Australian Solar Energy Society Brisbane Branch on 27 February 2012.
ASI update (PDF 1.63MB)
Queensland Office for Clean Energy information seminar
ASI Investment Director Olivia Coldrey presented on ASI funding programs at the Queensland Office for Clean Energy information seminar on government services and funding programs for clean energy businesses in Queensland on 31 January 2012.
ASI Funding opportunities (PDF 863KB)
49th Annual Australian Solar Energy Society conference- Solar 2011
ASI Executive Director Mark Twidell presented on opportunities for Australia in the global solar industry at the 49th Annual Australian Solar Energy Society conference- Solar 2011 on 2 December 2011.
How Australia can add and capture value in a global solar industry (PDF 1.35MB)
ASI Solar Energy Forecasting Workshop
ASI hosted a Solar energy Forecasting Workshop on 20 April 2011 to map a plan for solar forecasting in Australia to enable large scale solar deployment. It included an overview of potential gaps and requirements, presentations from researchers leading solar forecasting and key related activities in Australia and a discussion on priorities for research and development, including the proposed Australian Solar Energy Forecasting System. Presentations:
Mark Twidell: ASI introduction and overview (PDF 421KB)
Peter Coppin: Overview of current activity, gaps and requirements (PDF 1.35MB)
ASI round 2 project update: Characterising and forecasting grid connected solar energy
Merlinde Kay, UNSW (PDF 542KB)
Huang Jing, University of South Australia (PDF 575KB)
John Howarth: AEMO perspective on the proposed Australian Solar Energy Forecasting System (PDF 793KB)
Graham Hammond: Geoscience Australia/ Bureau of Meteorology Solar Resources Mapping project update (PDF 344KB)
Olivia Coldrey: ASI's USASEC - Foundation projects, Research Exchange and planned activity (PDF 419KB)
ASI Round 2 project update: Characterising the effect of high peentraiton intermittancy on Australia electricity networks
Saad Sayeef, CSIRO (PDF 1.11MB)
ASI-Australian PV Association seminar: Solar developments in the United States and Australia
ASI and APVA hosted a seminar on solar developments in the United States and Australia at The University of NSW on 1 November 2011.
Anna Bruce: Current Australian PV Association activities and an update on the Australian PV market (PDF 739KB)
Olivia Coldrey: An update on ASI activities including USASEC (PDF 420KB)
Allen Barnett: Australia US PV research at UNSW (PDF 6.20MB)
Watch Professor Barnett's presentation
Dan Arvizu: Solar progress in the US and opportunities for US- Australia collaboration (PDF 7.56MB)
Watch Dr Arvizu's presentation
Jim Torpey: Successes and challenges in deploying large scale solar PV in the US (PDF 2.22MB)
Watch Mr Torpey's presentation
Climate Spectator webinar
ASI gave a webinar, hosted by Climate Spectator, on solar technologies, the market, and Australian research and development on 20 September 2011.
Solar energy: the technologies, market and R&D (PDF 1.72MB)
Clean Energy Council Large Scale Solar Roadmap launch
ASI Executive Director Mark Twidell presented on research priorities for large scale solar at the launch of the Clean Energy Council's Large Scale Solar Roadmap on 9 September 2011.
Research priorities for large scale solar (PDF 1.26MB)
ASI Investment Director Olivia Coldrey presented on 'Financing Solar Energy through the Innovation Cycle' at EcoGen 2011 on 7 September.
Financing solar energy through the innovation cycle (PDF 1.70MB)
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