Towards a Sustainable Life
10 November 2011
Solar energy in the home and business
Pete Gorton and Craig Hamilton
Free public presentation and discussion
Come along to Shepherd’s Run on Thursday evening, November 10th,
at 6:30pm to hear how:
you can improve your ecological footprint;
utilise solar energy more effectively; and
learn what is possible, here, now today.
- Want to know more about employing solar energy to heat your water, or generate electricity from your roof top?
- Wondering what the difference is between all those dark-coloured panels on roofs?
- Find out if it’s still worth it, given the NSW State Government’s apparent distaste for renewable energy, and wind/solar in particular.
- Think about how NSW will achieve its target of 20% renewable energy by 2020?
Pete Gorton is currently Secretary of the International Solar Energy Society, and is past President of the Canberra Branch of the Australian Solar Energy Society. He holds multiple degrees, and is a senior consultant who has been involved in a number of solar and renewable energy projects. Pete has studied renewable energy and travelled widely, and is currently building a fully-sustainable home on the far south coast. Pete believes that energy efficiency and renewable energy are key to our continued prosperity, and speaks passionately about current technology and applications of solar energy. He recently travelled to China to deliver a presentation to the China Solar Valley Municipal Government, and is assisting in the planning for the 49th AuSES Solar Energy Conference, in Sydney Nov 30th – Dec 2nd.
Craig Hamilton owned his first optic fibre at age 6 and solar panel at 10 and now has over three decades of experience in the design and project management of complex engineering solutions. He is passionate about sustainability and aims to empower people to confidently and successfully take sustainability action and feel great having done it. Craig holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Management and Masters Degree in Business. He was recently head of engineering and products at a significant regional clean energy company and now runs independent operations providing advice in the clean energy sector and products and services to those who want to make a difference.