Ontario Solar Energy and Clean Technology Leaders to Convene in Australia

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Innovators in solar energy, photovoltaic technology, and other clean energy sectors will gather from September 5th to 8th at EcoGen 2010 in Australia.  Dubbed "The Power to Deliver, Uniting the Clean Energy Industry," the convention will assemble industry luminaries at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia to address technology, projects, policy, and growth.

Ontario Renewable Energy Trade Mission

The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade invites interested companies to join them in Ontario's renewable energy trade mission to the Australian EcoGen 2010 conference.  The Ministry's presence at the conference will include an 18 square meter display booth to accommodate Ontario mission members who wish to showcase products and services.  

The Government of Canada is listed among the exhibitors at the convention, and the Canadian Consulate General will organize networking events for mission members.

Photovoltaic Technology among Highlights at Global Event

Boosted by the recent $100 million commitment from the Australian Solar Institute and the Renewable Energy Demonstration Program, Australian companies are mobilizing to help expand the clean energy industry and facilitate research and development in photovoltaics, wind, water, geothermal, and other clean energy technologies.

Leading Australian and international speakers from government, industry, academia, finance, and other sectors will attend the convention.  Hosted by EcoGeneration magazine and other sponsors, the conference will focus on solar energy solutions and other clean energy implementation issues.  EcoGen 2010 already boasts an impressive line-up of exhibitors and sponsors, including SMA Solar Technology that recently announced a new factory in Ontario to produce solar inverters for the Canadian photovoltaic market.  Also attending will be Weidmuller, a global electrical connectivity leader with offices in Ontario, and Solar Inverters, one of Australia's leading photovoltaic technology producers.  

Ontario Solar Energy Networking Opportunity

Over the three days, the conference will feature site visits, workshops, forums, and networking opportunities in addition to the displays.

Among the long list of confirmed speakers are Dr Richard Corkish, Head of the School for Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Peter Bulanyi, Managing Director of Solar Inverters, and Dr Muriel Watt, Chair of the Australian Photovoltaic Association.

The convention will also inaugurate the new Australian Clean Energy Industry Awards, designed to recognize excellence and success in sustainability.

Austin Brentley is a born and bred Washingtonian who has spent the last 9 years traveling the globe, living in New York, Hawaii, Japan, Thailand, France, and most recently, Malaysia.  Passionate about all things green, Austin currently works with the Ontario Solar Academy, writing news stories and blogs about North America's growing solar revolution.  Feel free to drop him a line if you have questions about photovoltaic technology or solar panel installation training.