Geelong Sustainability is hosting a special invitation only Sunulator training workshop to develop our skills and capacity to assess solar and battery feasibility for community owned renewable energy projects. The workshop will broadly benefit anyone with a technical interest in solar and battery feasibility assessments. We hope that you will join us.
Sunulator was developed by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), and is currently the most capable economic analysis tool for grid-connected solar and solar battery systems in Australia. It’s freely available for download at: http://www.ata.org.au/ata-research/sunulator
Sunulator is a simulation tool that can help you plan for grid-connected solar power. Unlike most other solar calculators, Sunulator uses half-hourly consumption and generation data over a whole year to estimate how much solar generation will be consumed onsite versus exported. Based on electricity tariff information, it then calculates the impact on your electricity bill and projects the savings over a 30-year time frame. Financial results include payback period, net present value and return on investment.
ATA trainer and Energy Analyst, Andrew Reddaway, will deliver a three-hour training workshop. Participants will be guided through a hands-on solar feasibility assessment on their own laptop computer using Sunulator (Microsoft Excel 2007 or later is required). As well as technical topics, ATA will discuss broader information from other projects, such as typical issues or traps in solar projects. After the training workshop, attendees should be able to use Sunulator with confidence. They also have access to online video resources and the comprehensive user guide.
Please Note: Participants are required to bring there own laptop with Microsoft Excel 2007 or later installed.
Places are limited - Please RSVP below to secure you place.
The training will be held at Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus in the KE building (CADET Building also called the School of Engineering). Access via Entrance 2 off Pigdons Rd, the KE building is located to the left of the second roundabout.
Our meeting room is KE2.102 located on the second level of the KE building.
Deakin University has two types of parking;
1. Limited free parking - Shown as CP20 on the map, it is an approx 5min walk from the free carpark to the KE building. Note: The free carpark has limited spaces and fills quickly, we recommend using the paid parking option.
2. Paid parking - You may purchase a general parking permit from the ticket machine at the entrances of Deakin, it requires payment by credit card and for your registration number to be entered. You can then park in the CP2 carpark closest to the KE building.
75 Pigdons Rd
KE Building, Room KE2.102, (Level 2) School of Engineering
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216
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