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** Malcolm Green - Electrical Engineer
** Topic: "All you need to know about Solar Panels and Battery Storage."
Inspired by the books of Buckminster Fuller, and encouraged by friends and family, plus the personal desire to have a ‘career’ and earn a living, I studied electrical engineering back in the 1990s. Soon after graduation I became involved with the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) in Melbourne. With them we built the 'Energy Mobile' that displayed renewable energy technology and toured throughout Victorian towns and suburbs. Further with the ATA, back in 1993, we went on to install Australia’s first grid-connected solar energy system, at CERES Environmental Centre, in East Brunswick. With an eye to mass-scale deployment of renewable energy I went on to propose and promote the idea of a 20MW solar-thermal power station in Whyalla South Australia. We gained some significant funding toward this project, and the idea was to incorporate sea-water desalination-making use of the waste heat of energy transformation from thermal to electrical. A Pre-feasibility Study was performed by Professor Stephen Kaneff, and the results looked pretty good with power generation possible at the price of 7.5c per kWh. However this project has not yet been realised. Current supply issues in South Australia make this project more viable again. Currently I run my own solar consultancy and we design solar energy rooftop PV systems, residential and Commercial, and look for opportunities to propel the mass use of solar and renewable energy, in support of the integrity of eternally regenerative Universe.
We will be inviting a special Guest Speaker to present their expertise, products or information for up to 15 mins.
The rest of the time will be devoted to mingling, sharing ideas, insights and clever strategies during networking with friends, both old and new.
Please arrive 15 mins prior to register, get your drinks and say hi to everyone.
All drinks and food set at bar prices.
For Ascot Vale - The Laurel Hotel, 289 Mt Alexander Rd (cnr Middle St), Ascot Vale. If you are coming by Public Transport, it is the Airport West Tram, Stop number 28.
MEETUP DATES FOR 2018:
We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month.
• Thursday 1 Nov - in Ascot Vale
• Thursday 6 Dec - in Mulgrave Country Club - End of year Christmas Special!
WHAT TO BRING:
• $10 Donation
• Bring Business Cards for Networking
• Your ideas and discussions
• Bring your friends!
NB: This event will be filmed so we can share this information with public.