2023 SEIA Conference Program

Wind Actions Standard 1170.2:2021 updates and its impact in the design of solar installation – 30 Core Points

There are some significant changes to PV mounting systems design since the introduction of solar panels and these changes can impact on budget and installation times of all new PV installations. An understanding of these changes will help installers to keep on top of best practice.

Attend this session to understand how new standards are going to affect PV design. Need a generic PV mounting certifications or Site-specific certificates? Learn to identify key paramenters to define if your project needs a site specific certificate.

How to get Battery Installations/Design wrong

This topic will focus on where you have a choice of battery and inverter as opposed to an all-in-one.

Find out about: The different applications requiring different needs from a battery,  paralleling batteries – how much current is ok,  equidistant battery cables, an example of a simple design mistake and much more.

First in Australia – Nation Energie Sodium-Ion Batteries

Nation Energie are the first in the world to bring to market a commercial sodium-ion product. In this session find out who they are and details about their product from battery characteristics and specifications to cycle life, charge and discharge profiles, their sustainability and costs and see a demo product on the floor.

The solar bible – understanding AS/NZS 5033:2021

The year 2022 has seen a lot of changes in standards with more to come, requiring installers to constantly update their knowledge and change/modify their way in installing a solar system. From approved products to wiring to design and structures installers are bombarded with changes. This session will deal with a range of issues faced by installers.

AS5139 – A closer look at some requirements

Even seasoned battery installers sometimes come across some queries. This session is designed to answer some of the most asked questions. What is DVC, how to calculate and how it effects your installation. Habitable rooms is a grey area, often causing installers to question if it is considered to be an inhabited room or not. How to determine which kind of pre-essembled battery system you are dealing with, section 5 or section 6?

A Casestudy – Troubleshooting Hybrid installations

Finding technical solutions to a range of site issues when installing batteries for grid connected systems. Once in a while even seasoned installers will hit a road block. This session will show how identifying customer needs for battery storage will assist to provide appropriate equipment for a whole house supply vs essential load back up. Hear about identifying solutions for systems on sub mains and for essential loads on sub mains.

EV Charging Essentials (30 Core points)

The session will provide an overview of EV Charging Systems including electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), enabling infrastructure and required software.  This session is for installers that are seeking to understand how EV charging can fit with their existing service offering.

It will also provide those who are already installing EV charging systems with a broad base of knowledge allowing them to better communicate with customers, equipment suppliers and software network operators.  Finally, in the session it will explain how EV charging is integral with smart energy systems and dovetails well with PV and BESS.

Ergon – Essential Energy – SA Power Network – WA Western Power –

This session is designed for utilities and installers to open a two way communication. Utilities will update installers on what is happening for their networks and installers will be able to ask questions in regards to installations ie asking for feedback from audits, main switch sizing in regional areas and more.

If you think your insurance covers you, you could be wrong

A must hear for installers. Every year we hear from installers about the problems they’ve encountered when insurance really was needed. How well are you really covered? What does product and public liability mean when it’s needed? Hear from the experts in this field

Solar Installers- Your Conference, your forum, your say

What is happening in our industry? This is your opportunity to tell us your needs, your likes, your discontentment. What are your experiences in the industry, what actions do you think need to be taken, what improvements for a better and safer solar industry can be made? Update on last year’s forum topics.