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Aus. & NZ Solar Water Heating Workshop - 9 Feb

Australian and New Zealand Solar Water Heating Workshop

Venue: Lion HarbourView Lounge,
Michael Fowler Centre, 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
Brian Cox, Solar Industries Association

9.35 Overview Of Solar Water Heating In Australia
Dick Thomson, Beasley Australia

10.05 Morning Tea

10.35 Solar Water Heating Support Programmes – International Experience
Ken Guthrie, Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria

11.05 New Zealand Government Support for SWH
Philip Mladenov, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

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 Radiation and SWH Modelling
Harry Suehreke, James Cook University, Townsville

2.30 Work of the Australian/New Zealand Joint Standards Committee
Ken Guthrie, Chair Standards Committee CS-028

2.45 New Zealand Industry Standards, 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

4.00 Closure of Workshop
Roy Netzer

4.10 Solar Industries Association Members Meeting
Solar Industries Association promotion activities
Solar Industries Association Management
Members Forum – items to be raised from the workshop

5.00 Closure of SIA meeting

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 Yes

Registration Fees
(Fees are inclusive of GST)
Number Total
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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