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Australian and NZ Solar Water Heating Workshop

Australian and New Zealand Solar Water Heating Workshop

Venue: Lion Harbour View Suite,

Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St,Wellington.

9 February, 2005.

The Solar Industries Association and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) present a workshop featuring presentations from key Australian and New Zealand industry experts.

Within New Zealand the annual amount of energy being collected by solar water heating systems has been growing at a rate of 50-70% per year. This workshop will examine what has been achieved in New Zealand and Australia to date, and discuss the next steps for growth in the industry.

Attendees will:

* Learn about the respective New Zealand and Australian incentive programmes

* Discuss how system energy performance testing is carried out and what the results mean

* Learn about how the Australian and New Zealand solar water heating standards are being set

The workshop is an opportunity to learn about progress in the solar water heating industry in both New Zealand and Australia, and to obtain an update on solar water heating technology in both countries.


9.00 Welcome

Roy Netzer, Chair of the Solar Industries Association of New Zealand

9.05 The Fast Growing New Zealand Solar Water Heating Industry And New Zealand Incentive Schemes

Brian Cox, Solar Industries Association

9.35 Overview Of Solar Water Heating In Australia

R Thomson, Beasley Australia

10.05 Morning Tea

10.35 Solar Water Heating Support Programmes - International Experience

Ken Guthrie, Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria

11.05 Solar Radiation and SWH Modelling

Harry Suehreke, James Cook University, Townsville

11.35 Technology Developments in SWH

Geoffrey Whitford, Rheem Australia

12.05 Lunch

1.00 International Solar Water Heating Standards and System Testing

Graham Morrison, University of New South Wales

1.30 Commercial Applications Of Solar Water Heating

Roy Netzer, SolarTech

2.00 Solar Water Heating Programmes In New South Wales

To be advised

2.30 Work of the Australian/New Zealand Joint Standards Committee

Kris Longmore, Standards Australia

2.45 New Zealand Industry Accreditation And Installer Training

Brian Cox, Solar Industries Association

3.0 Afternoon Tea

3.30 Solar Water Heating Programmes In Victoria

Ken Guthrie, Sustainable Energy Authority, Victoria

4.0 Solar Industries Association Members Meeting

Solar Industries Association promotion activities

Solar Industries Association Management

Members Forum - items to be raised from the workshop

5.0 Closure of Workshop

Roy Netzer

Workshop Administration

The workshop is being administered by the Executive Officer of the Solar Industries Association. or 04 3853359.

Sponsorship is provided by EECA.

A fee of $50 inclusive of GST) will be charged non SIA members (excluding international visitors) to cover lunch, refreshments and other administrative expenses.

A registration form is attached below. You can fill in the form and email or fax to SIA for immediate registration.

Registration for International Solar Water Heating Workshop

The workshop registration includes attendance at workshop sessions, morning and afternoon teas, and lunch.

Registration Information

Attendees Names


Postal address

Email Address

Membership of SIA



Registration Fees

(Fees are inclusive of GST)



Non members ($50)


SIA Members

International visitor

An invoice will be sent on receipt of registration.

Email to;

(the preferred option for SIA members)

or Fax to;

Solar Industries Association

04 385 3397

or (administratively the preferred option for non SIA members)

send directly with payment to;

Solar Industries Association

P O Box 11 595


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