Registration is now open for the next Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) conference – SEIA Vic 2016 – which will be held in Albury, NSW, 17-19 February.

The conference venue is the ibis Styles Albury Lake Hume Resort at Hume Weir near Albury-Wodonga.

SIEA Victoria spokesperson Stuart Jamieson said: “This year will be the 30th Anniversary of SEIA and we have planned something special. We have secured a fantastic venue at a jaw-dropping price.”

As with previous years, the first day of the conference (Wednesday 17 Feb) will be an optional site visit, with the conference proper taking place on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February. Mr Jamieson said SEIA will apply to make CPD points available for the conference sessions.

The preliminary agenda includes sessions on battery storage safety and inverter issues, PV warranties and insurance, solar hot water systems, and the latest rulings on Australian solar standards. Presenters include Ric Brazzale of Green Energy Trading, Blair Pester of Winaico and Sandy Atkins of the Clean Energy Council.

The site visit this year is to the Hume Power Station, a 58 MW hydro power facility, and includes a tour of the facility and a technical presentation, followed by a barbecue dinner at the resort.

The ticket price for the conference is $200 for SEIA Vic members and sponsors and $300 for non-members, with most meals included. Accommodation at the ibis resort ranges from $97 for a single room up to $220 for a four-berth cottage. 

Mr Jamieson advised that there are only a limited number of single rooms available, and that those wishing to stay at the resort should book early or make arrangements to share a cottage. 

“Ibis has asked for numbers and deposits well in advance so we would ask you to please register early,” said Mr Jamieson.

For further details, contact Stuart Jamieson at stuart@solarbloke.com.au.