When: Thursday 23 May 2019, 7:15pm for 7:30pm start

Where: Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor (underneath the Albion Overpass, near Blackmore St; UBD 140 Ref. C14) Click here for a map.

Cost: $2, to help cover venue hire costs.


  • The evolution of the domestic solar industry including the global growth and diminishing costs of solar panels
  • The impact of state and federal government policies on the industry
  • The issues associated with cheap solar systems – the race to the bottom- and the consequences on the environment and industry
  • How does solar affect the grid and where to for the future?

Speaker: After working 15 years in the gas industry as a technical sales person, Michael Farrugia decided a role change was needed. As a mature age student he completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science) in 2005 and then worked as an environmental consultant in the fields of waste management, contaminated land remediation, and groundwater monitoring. With a passion for the environment and renewable energy, Michael established Green Energy Solutions in 2007 on the premise of educating customers in energy efficiency and helping them reduce their environmental footprint through the installation of solar energy systems. He completed his accreditation for the design and installation of both off-grid and grid-connect solar systems, and currently focuses on the design, installation and consulting for high quality commercial and larger scale solar energy systems.

Request for assistance: We are running a stall at the Logan Eco Action Festival (see below). If you’re interested and available, please contact Trevor so we can coordinate times when you can help out [email … brisbane (AT) ata.org.au].

Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)

Once a year our community comes together to celebrate World Environment Day and learn more about sustainable practices. LEAF offers attendees access to a wide range of eco businesses, demonstrations, workshops, children’s activities and live music. This interactive and educational event is designed to, inspire and empower festival attendees to find new ways to decrease their environmental footprint. Planning for the 2019 Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is well underway. These are the key details you need to know:

  • What: Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)
  • Where: Griffith University, Logan Campus
  • When: Sunday 26 May 2019, 10am – 3pm
  • Entry cost: Free
  • Parking: Free onsite, or catch the train to Loganlea Station and hop on our free shuttle bus

We hope to see you there.

Trevor Berrill

Renew Brisbane Branch