The Future of Solar & Storage

Peter McKernan presents The Future of Solar & Storage.Battery storage, particularly Lithium technologies, are predicted to see dramatic price reductions in the next couple of years due to economies of scale through Electric Vehicle (EV) production. Peter is a power systems and battery expert, specialising in commercial scale hybrid solar with storage. He has seen the economics become more favouarble as his clients - on both sides of the meter! - need energy storage to maximise the benefits of their solar power, and provide peak shaving, voltage stabilisation, self consumption, tariff optimisation and much more.

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Peter McKernan completed a degree in Electronics Engineering at RMIT and an Electrical Apprenticeship at Box hill Technical College. He has completed training in environmental auditing and is a Clean Energy Council accredited designer and installer. He has successfully started, developed and sold three businesses. He has worked in professional audio, power rectifiers, television transmission, construction, mining, manufacturing, power generation and solar systems. 

Peter has been involved in the renewable energy industry since the early eighties. In the early nineties this interest took him to The Middle East, where he demonstrated solar autonomy to people who had no grid. He has worked on a 500KW solar hybrid power system in Kalabakan, Borneo and multiple remote area installations all over Australia. He spent six months at Casey Station in Antarctica where he commissioned the synchronisation system for two 500KW generators. Prior to this he spent ten years manufacturing houseboats at Lake Eildon, Victoria. During this time he developed a range of technologies that enabled these boats to become “five star floating motels” with total solar powered autonomy. He is passionate about science, the environment and renewable energy. 

Time: 6:30 - 8pm Monday 13 April 2015 *McCoy Building

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

* Please note: due to popular demand, we have re-scheduled this event to be the week after Easter Monday. (This is the 2nd Monday of this month - for April only)

Public transport: Stop 111 Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets on tram routes 1 & 8.

Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Thank you to the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Energy Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub next door to continue the discussion after 8pm.