Strategic PV Analysis & Outreach

Task 1 shares the double role of expertise and outreach.

It aims at promoting and facilitating the exchange and dissemination of information on the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of PV power systems.

Australian Lead and Operating Agent

Linda Koschier

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Linda has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry covering a broad range of areas across the entire value chain. Her most recent role is Head of Corporate Partnerships for EnergyLab, a not for profit accelerator organisation for clean energy start-ups. Previously she was Head of Partnerships for Origin Energy in the Future Energy division focused on seeking out new opportunities for technology adoption and collaborative research. Prior to these roles, Linda was Director of Strategic Development at UNSW’s solar research group where she set up industry collaborations and worked on strengthening alumni relations.

Her other roles include; Director Strategic Sales for Meyer Burger/Roth & Rau, VP Business Development for BT Imaging, Business Development Manager for Amonix Inc, and Product development engineer for Astropower Inc. Linda is also currently Director of the APVI, on the board of advisors of Tractile P/L and the Task 1 member for Australia on the IEA PVPS committee.

Linda holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the UNSW’s solar research group, an MBA from the AGSM and is a graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.

Australian Contributor

Renate Egan

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Co Founder and Chair, Solar Analytics and Professor at UNSW, School of PV and Renewable Energy Engineering. 

Renate is the Australian Representative on the Executive Committee (ExCo) for the PV Power Systems program. The ExCo meets bi-annually with the Operating Agents for each IEA Task. As Australian ExCo, Renate co-ordinates all of Australia’s participation in the IEA PVPS program. 

She has 25 years industry experience in module manufacturing, technology development and innovation, and was Chair of the APVI from 2014 to 2019.