Plenary Speakers 2018

Day 1, Tues 4th Dec

Prof. Martin Green, UNSW Scientia Professor, Director of Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, UNSW, Australia“What’s next in photovoltaics, beyond PERC?”

Dr Craig S. Turchi, PhD, Principal Engineer, Thermal Sciences Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA “Gen3 CSP: U.S. and Australian Cooperative Research on 700°C Heat Transfer Systems

Dr Jenny Riesz, Principal Market Policy Development – Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) “Distributed Energy Resources: Maximising customer value”

Day 2, Wed 5th Dec

Dr Gabrielle Kuiper, 2017 Churchill Fellow
“When the sun is shining and the wind is blowing: Ideas for regulating abundance”

Dr Stephen D. White, Head of Energy Efficiency Research, CSIRO Australian Perspectives on the ‘Cold Crunch’”

Ms Nicola Morris, COO, ARENA Solar R&D – the ARENA porfolio in review”

Day 3, Thurs 6th Dec

Prof. Damien Giurco, Director (InnovaSon) and Professor of Resource Futures, Institute for Sustainable Futures “Global Renewable energy pathways towards 1.5 degrees”

Dr Xiaojing (Jeana) Hao, UNSW Scientia Fellow, ARC DECRA, Senior Lecturer School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW, AUSTRALIA “Earth-abundant and environmentally-friendly kesterite solar cells”

Dr Peter G. Loutzenhiser, Associate Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA USA “Pathways to fuels and electricity using concentrated sunlight”