Supporting bodies at the Eastern Australia's Energy Markets Outlook 2014

The Australian Solar Council (trading name of  The Australian Solar energy Society Ltd) exists to promote scientific, social and economic development through the environmentally sound use of solar energy. Four broad objectives form the basis of most of the society’s activities:

  • To promote research, development and adoption of solar energy and other complementary low emissions technologies
  • To promote research into and use of solar energy in building design
  • To compile and disseminate information and adoption of practices, technologies and systems for the use of solar energy and energy efficiency
  • To advocate for the adoption by all levels of government of appropriate policies and programs to promote use of solar energy

The Australian Solar Council is a not-for-profit organization and is governed by a volunteer board elected by its members.

The Solar Council has established Academic and Industry Advisory Committees. The  Advisory Committees provide specialist advice to the board to assist  them in meeting the organisation’s objectives.

The Council has a chapter in every Australian  State and Territory, providing regular briefings to our members of matters of interest

The Solar Council defines ‘solar energy’ as being renewable energy that originate  from the sun: solar radiation (photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind  (wind energy), biomass and biogas, biofuels, and hydroelectricity.

The Solar Council plays an important role in technology development and application.


The Energy Supply Association of Australia (esaa) seeks to positively influence government policy decisions to ensure that Australia enjoys the benefits of a safe, secure, reliable, sustainable and competitively priced electricity and natural gas supply.

The esaa is the peak industry body representing the stationary energy sector in Australia – an industry with more than $120 billion in generation, transmission and distribution assets. esaa members include government owned corporations and private companies who retail, generate or supply electricity and natural gas to consumers in Australia. Our members are listed here.

The Association is fuel and technology neutral and member businesses have investments across a wide range of fossil fuel and renewable generation technologies.

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