Don’t miss Australia’s only solar-focused event

Attendees and signage at Solar & Storage Live event
Solar & Storage Live


Solar & Storage Live Australia 2024, being held from 1-2 May 2024 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, is Australia’s only event focused exclusively on solar, battery storage, and EV charging for residential, commercial-industrial, and large-scale utility installations.

Solar & Storage Live is the world’s largest series of solar and storage trade shows with events already established in the UK, South Africa, Middle East, Asia, US, Switzerland, and Spain.

Queensland will host the Australian edition, Solar & Storage Live Australia, this year. It’s different to other renewable energy events as it’s Australia’s only event that focuses exclusively on solar, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging for residential, commercial-industrial, and large-scale utility installations.

Event organisers have identified an opportunity to establish a renewable energy event in Brisbane, especially with commercial and industrial solar predicted to grow at a faster rate in Queensland than in any other Australian state during the next 10 years. The Queensland Government is also investing $19 billion into new infrastructure for the 2032 Olympic Games, aiming to achieve the first ‘climate-positive’ Olympic Games and a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

Solar & Storage Live Australia is supported by Brisbane Economic Development Agency and Energy Skills Queensland as well as a raft of media publications and business associations including Australian Institute of Energy, Australian PV Institute, Electric Vehicle Council, National Electrical and Communications Association and Australian Retailers Association.
It is a free-to-attend event and free entry includes access to the exhibition floor, multi-tracked conference, Installers University workshops, roundtable discussions, EV Charging Zone, social events, and a networking app.

Several thousand people are expected to attend Solar & Storage Live Australia 2024 with international shows attracting upwards of 20,000 visitors. Senior managers, business owners, installers, electricians, and suppliers involved in the solar, battery storage and EV charging industry, as well as large energy-users, property developers and owners, fleet managers, farmers, mines, town councils or any business or consumer wanting to reduce energy bills are encouraged to attend.

Exhibition highlights

The exhibition will host over 100 industry-leading suppliers including Canadian Solar, Enphase, Jinko Solar, eLumina, Origin Zero, Sunsynk, Tesla, Flow Power, eLumina, Supply Partners, PowerPlus, RatedPower, Krannich Solar, Solar Juice, Clenergy, Tindo Solar, RedX Distribution, Raystech, and SolaX Power, Pixii.

Attendees can participate in roundtable discussions hosted by our leading solution providers, centred on a relevant topic about the emerging trends and needs of the industry.
The Installer University is the centre of professional development and sharpening expertise for anyone who is new to the industry and for experienced installers who want to learn about the latest products, technologies, and methods of installation. Leading solar and EV charging training providers and manufacturers will provide practical hands-on workshops and CPD recognised training courses.

Conference highlights

The conference features 160 speakers addressing relevant content across six main themes including Battery Storage, Large-Scale Utility Solar, Commercial and Industrial Solar, Residential Solar, EV Charging, and Everything Solar. Notable sessions include “Formulating Queensland’s energy policy and developing the State’s Energy and Jobs Plan to enable Queensland to achieve net zero emissions” with David Shankey, Deputy Director-General Energy, Department of Energy and Public Works QLD; “Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution through Solar & Storage: Opportunities and Challenges” with Kane Thornton, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Council; and “Financial aspects of large-scale solar energy projects: financing, attracting investors, and navigating government incentives and policies” with Darren Brown, Co-Head of Investment & Development, Octopus Investments; Tushna Antia, Renewable Energy Associate, BloombergNEF and Megan Jones, Co-Founder, Circular PV Alliance. Other key speakers include Stephen Hammer, General Manager Major Projects, Brisbane City Council; Jenny Riesz, Principal, Australian Energy Market Operator; and Glenn Dahlenburg, General Manager Energy Storage, Energy Queensland.

Crowd shots from Solar & Storage Live event

The EV Charging Zone is focused on highlighting various on-grid and off-grid solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, public and destination charging. The EV Charging Zone is where end-users come to quiz suppliers, installers, technicians, and consultants about how, where, and why to install public and private EV charge points. Notable sessions within the EV Charging Zone include “Accelerating EV charging infrastructure in Queensland, the challenges and opportunities ahead” with Craig Froome, National Board Director & QLD Chair, Australian Institute of Energy; Paul Fox, Chief Strategy Officer, EVIE Networks; Parina Khieu, Assistant Director (Policy Integration), Department of Transport and Main Roads. Attendees can expect to hear from other key speakers within this stream including Ross De Rango, Head of Energy and Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Council; Alexandra Kelly, Project Manager – Zero Emissions Delivery, IKEA Group; Heather Bone, Director ESG, Team Global Express; Ben Blackburn, Head of Product, SIXT; Lauren Pulitano, Vice President of Public Affairs, Volvo Australia; Matt Bruckner, General Manager, Acquisitions, Capital Development and Sustainability, NRMA Parks & Resorts; Romesh Rodrigo, Head of Vehicle Homologation and Future Mobility, Daimler Truck Australia.

Solar & Storage Live Australia’s conference is not only focused on the latest in the industry and policy, but also places a significant emphasis on real-world case studies from diverse end-user applications. The conference program is committed to addressing various end-user applications ranging from retail, healthcare, hospitality, residential and commercial properties, to data centres, farms, and local councils.

Respected speakers from these different applications will share invaluable insights into how they have successfully implemented solar energy technology to cut operations costs and reduce their carbon footprint with the aim of empowering attendees to do the same.

Among the noteworthy speakers is Jane Mansfield, Head of Energy, Coles Group who will take to the stage with James Magill, Executive General Manager, Origin Energy to discuss “Coles & Origin Energy: Enabling demand Management through a Solar partnership”. Other end-user notable end-user sessions include “Ramsay Health Care’s sustainable practices and how solar energy contributes to a healthier environment” with Sue Panuccio, National Environment Manager and Sustainability Lead, Ramsay Health Care and “Innovative investment frameworks towards C&I solar” with Emlyn Keane, Executive General Manager – Workplace, Stockland. The lineup of speakers doesn’t end there. The conference also features industry leaders such as Karin Stark, Director; Farm Renewables; Craig Scroggie, CEO, NEXTDC; Tessa Lees, Sustainability Manager, The Arnott’s Group; Renea Robson, Market Manager, Head of Sustainability ANZ, IKEA Group; Patrick Heagney, Energy and Carbon Manager, Officeworks; Heather Holmes-Ross, Mayor, City of Mitcham; and Christopher Cormack, New Energy Director, JLL.

The Solar & Storage Live Australia conference offers a platform for thought leaders, innovators, and end-users to share their success stories, strategies, and insights. By focusing on tangible, real-world case studies, this event not only showcases the latest advancements in clean energy solutions but also empowers attendees with the knowledge and inspiration needed to drive impactful change in their respective fields.

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