Jan 252012

ATA.org.au (Alternative Technology Association)
and AUSES.org.au (Australian Solar Energy Association ) Meetings – February

The ATA and AuSES meeting are returning on the 2nd and Forth Tuesdays again in February.

Talks include Solar Hot water, Electricity and Off Grid

Sydney West 4th Feb
Ian Moxon tells of his successfully completed, entirely self sufficient, sustainable house in the Hawkesbury. It has been open on Sustainable House Day several times and serves as an example that it can actually be done, despite the challenges. No doubt Ian will have several tales of the trials and triumphs of his project.
When: Saturday, 4th February, 2012
Time: 1.15 for 1.30 pm, about an hour and plenty of time for questions afterwards.
Where: Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre, Cnr Science Rd & Campus Drive, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury Campus, Richmond, NSW. www.earthcare.org.au
Organised by the Alternative Technology Association, Sydney West branch.
Entry $5 towards afternoon tea and expenses.
Bookings appreciated. RSVP by 1st February: contact Marianne McMillan on  marianneinsydney@aapt.net.au  or 02 4731 1114
Sydney Central 14th Feb
Our first meeting for the Sydney Central ATA group will be on Tuesday 14th February, from 6pm to 8pm at the Wallaby Room, 11th Floor, Telstra Building, 320 Pitt St, Sydney.
The topic will be “Solar Hot Water Products and Applications” and will be jointly presented by Bryan Moss and Taru Veijalainen, both of Apricus Australia.

The talk will evaluate different types of collectors and systems and the best uses for each. Bryan and Taru will discuss evacuated tubes and the potential commercial applications including apartments, dairy farms, breweries and laundromats – taking solar hot water to another level.

Bryan Moss has worked with Apricus Australia for 3.5 years and with the Apricus product for 8 years. He started off as a plumber and has been in the industry for 19 years specializing in domestic solar hot water, solar/gas hydronic and underfloor systems and commercial hot water.  Taru Veijalainen works for Apricus Australia in the engineering department, and she recently completed a double degree of Renewable Energy Engineering and Chemistry at UNSW.

All are welcome to join us for this evening and please email your RSVP with subject “ATA 14 Feb RSVP” , to mary@gobizgreen.com,  indicating whether you are a current ATA member or non-member.

In a hurry to get back into the Sustainable Year ? Then visit our Sydney West Branch on the 4th of February and hear Ian Moxon speak.
Next Information Evening for AuSES, NSW Branch
6.00 for 6.30 pm, Tuesday, 28 February 2012

University of Technology, Sydney (precise venue to be announced)

Speaker: Thomas Bywater (Greenforce Energy Pty Ltd)

Topic: Rooftop PV systems with AC output

I hope we see you there !


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