Australia

ANZSES, Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
ANZSES is a not-for-profit organization and is governed by a committee elected by its members. ANZSES is an affiliate Section of ISES, the International Solar Energy Society.

APVA, Australian PV Association
The Australian PV Association (APVA) is an Association of companies, agencies, individuals and academics with an interest in photovoltaic solar electricity research, technology, manufacturing, systems, policies, programmes and projects. In addition to Australian activities, the APVA provides the structure through which Australia participates in the IEA PVPS Programme. APVA’s work is intended to be apolitical and of use, not only to the members, but also to the general community. The focus is on data analysis, independent and balanced information and collaborative research, both nationally and internationally.

Clean Energy Council of Australia
The Clean Energy Council is an amalgamation of the Australian Wind Energy Industry Association (Auswind) and the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). With over 400 businesses covering a quarter of Australia's total electricity production including businesses associated with gas, wind, hydro, bioenergy, energy efficiency, PV, solar hot water, geothermal and cogeneration.

Department of Climate Change
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring Australia meets its responsibilities in facing this global challenge. This includes a comprehensive approach to reduce emissions in Australia in the short and long term (including Australia’s Mandatory Renewable Energy Target), to work with the international community to develop a global response that is effective and fair and to prepare for the inevitable impacts of climate change.

Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
The Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (formerly the Department of the Environment and Water Resources) develops and implements national policy, programmes and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage and to promote Australian arts and culture. The Department manages a number of renewable energy programmes, including the major PV programmes.

Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre
The Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre is a 3,1 million AUD initiative of Desert Knowledge Australia that showcases and demonstrates a range of solar power technologies in commercial-scale installations. These installations provide meaningful and accurate comparisons of the performance of the technologies in the arid environment of Central Australia, improving the knowledge base for solar initiatives globally. A range of different manufacturers and suppliers have chosen to demonstrate their technologies at the site. The Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre complements the community education and iconic solar projects of Alice Solar City.

Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator
The Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator is a statutory authority established to oversee the implementation of the Australian Government's mandatory renewable energy target. The aim of the renewable energy target is to increase the production of renewable energy. Under the target, all electricity retailers and wholesale buyers have a legal liability to contribute towards the generation of additional renewable energy. They are called ‘liable parties’, and meet their legal obligation by acquiring renewable energy certificates.

University of NSW, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
The School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering is internationally recognized for its research in the area of photovoltaics, most of which is now conducted under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics. It was also the first organization internationally to offer undergraduate training in the area of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, and since then has extended the educational programmes offered to include postgraduate and research training opportunities.

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