The Australian Solar Council and the Energy Storage Council have combined to become the Smart Energy Council.
Smart Energy Council chief executive John Grimes said the council represents the most innovative renewable energy leaders in the field.
“We are transforming to better reflect our members and Australia’s energy future,” he said
“We have been enormously successful in the past, and will continue to work with our members to support Australia’s smart energy transition.
“Australia has the world’s best solar scientists, the world’s highest uptake of household solar, and is a world leader in energy storage.
“Almost four million Australian homes have solar on their rooftops. More than 6000MW of solar photovoltaics have been installed, and this number continues to grow.
“That’s because Australians know solar works. Solar saves money. Solar is the cheapest way to generate new electricity, bar none.”
Mr Grimes said members of the Smart Energy Council are at the forefront of developing cheap renewable energy.
“Cheap battery storage, off river pumped hydro and other forms of energy storage, are all being harnessed by smart energy IT systems, to bring together a complete and affordable solution,” he said.
“Australians want cheap, reliable, clean energy because they know it’s the smart choice.”