AIRAH have released the program for this year’s Solar Heating and Cooling Forum.
The program consists of sessions on multiple solar heating and cooling topics from 13 speakers: Peter Haenke from ARENA, Marc Sheldon from Coolgaia, Subbu Sethuvenkatraman from CSIRO, Mark Hooper from Echuca Regional Health, Simon Lovich from Air Engineers, Gordon Lacey from DST Dryer, Terry Sullavan from Aabog Solar, Simon Witts from Lehr Consultants International, Adrian Daniels from Monash University, Alastair McDowell from Energy AE, Reid Ossington from City Smart, Sheldon Rennie from ENGIE Services, and Will Mosley from RayGen Resources.
According to the Solar Heating and Cooling Forum’s website, Peter Haenke’s session will focus on ARENA’s initiatives for solar heating and cooling in the built environment, where he will provide an update on government investment strategies into the renewable heating and cooling sector.
Marc Sheldon and Subbu Sethuvenkatraman will be speaking together with their session focusing on “providing an industry roadmap for solar heating and cooling in Australian buildings, by outlining how solar heating and cooling can be used to augment, replace or improve existing heating and cooling technology solutions.”
Mark Hooper’s session will focus on lessons learnt on solar cooling for hospitals as Echuca Regional Health is home to two of the world’s largest hospital chiller systems.
Simon Lovich’s session will focus on his experiment running air conditioning systems via solar energy. The aim of the experiment is to provide a net-zero carbon building that has all the modern-day comforts client expect.
Terry Sullavan’s session will focus on solar heating for greenhouses by explaining how energy production is tailored to the seasonal needs of the project’s greenhouses, and balanced throughout the year to minimise energy costs.
Simon Witts, Adrian Daniels and Alastair McDowell will be speaking together with their session on their case study of the Monash University Solar Farm project. The case study will look at how Monash University “utilised the latest in solar technology to provide preheating to a low-load boiler serving a campus-wide high-temperature hot water system.” The project is part of the University’s aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2030.
Reid Ossington and Sheldon Rennie will be speaking together with their session focusing on the Brisbane district cooling network planning experience, while Will Mosley’s session will focus on a solar trigeneration case study. A panel discussion will also be held on opportunities for district cooling and heating networks in Australia.
The Solar Heating and Cooling Forum 2018 will be held on Thursday, 9 August in Brisbane. More information can be found here.
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