Sydney Central

Event Details

ATA Sydney Central branch meeting - Update on Battery Storage for Urban Areas
May 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When: Monday 8 May 2017, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
Where: Interface head office and showroom, 101 Chalmers St, Surry Hills (click here for a map).

Note: there is no meeting in June due to the Queen's Birthday long weekend. We will be back in July.

Introduction by: Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive of Australian Energy Storage Alliance.
Bio: Mary has a background in promoting renewable energy solutions in Australia and is currently working in the energy storage sector with the Australian Energy Storage Alliance, Mary is also the Convenor of Renewable Cities Australia, which holds a Forum and EV Workshop in June in Sydney. For more details click here.
Topic: The Role of Batteries in Renewable Cities
Mary will provide an overview of the increasing use of batteries in urban areas, and how this is likely to significantly change the way we relate to energy at home and in many aspects of our daily lives.

Topic: What you need to know when installing a battery system at home
Presenter: Margreet Leeftink, Sales Manager Oceania, Victron Energy
Bio: Margreet studied electronics in the Netherlands and started at Victron Energy in 1990 in the service department. After moving to Australia, Margreet was asked in 2006 to again work for Victron, this time as Sales Manager, Oceania. The rest is history. For more information on Margreet click here.

  • Introducing Victron Energy and the company's beginning in the Marine industry.
  • Explanation of the principle behind an energy storage system (ESS)
  • Battery size, types, efficiency and what to look out for when selecting batteries
  • New systems and/or refitting an existing solar system
  • AC versus DC solar
  • When to sell back to the grid and when not
  • System monitoring

Check Victron's website for more details

Members and non-members are asked to register by selecting ATTEND at:

Directions and further details:

Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

The Interface head office and showroom is located within the heritage-listed 101 Chalmers Street building in Sydney.  Access from Central Station involves turning right as you leave the Devonshire St exit, and then a short walk with a second, almost immediate right - if you get to to Prince Alfred Park you have gone too far!

Look for a two-storey red brick and sandstone building that adjoins a single-storey library, known as the ‘Railway Institute Building’. Entrance is at the rear of this building that has been faithfully restored and redesigned with stunning interiors, turning it into a showcase of environmental sustainability.  Due to our proximity to Central Station, we encourage attendees to catch public transport to this event as nearby parking is limited.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted.

The ATA is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 4 MayEnergyLab is running an event on the topic "More than watts - Can renewables provide all the services that the grid needs?". EnergyLab Building 25, 4-12 Buckland Street Chippendale, NSW 2008 from 6 - 8.30pm. To attend just register by clicking here.

Thursday 4 May - The ATA Wollongong branch will be covering the topic of "How E-bikes and bike share systems are revolutionising transport" presented by cycling expert Phil Latz. The refreshments start at 6.30pm for a 7pm start to the talk and the location is University of Wollongong Innovation Campus (Squires Way, North Wollongong) - ITAMS Building, building 233, room G01. Details are available here.

14-15 June - the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition and Renewable Cities Australia 2017 are happening at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

Thanks for your ongoing support of the ATA Sydney Central Branch.

ATA Sydney Central Branch - Co-convenor
David Winterton
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Phone: 0403 911 083
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