When: Monday 10 February 2020, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start (from 6.00pm there is networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm).
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
RSVP: This event is open to Renew members and the general public but online registration is essential. Click ‘’Register” from the following link or contact us directly to reserve a place.
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated to assist with venue costs.

Presentation: Evergen deploys integrated energy systems, combining solar PV and battery technology in residential and commercial environments. At the core of Evergen’s technology are intelligent controls that optimise cost savings, system life and feed-in tariffs. Renewable energy systems are “disruptive” and responsible for significant economic and social changes in Australia and globally. This talk will focus on how this necessary disruption can be better coordinated to create a more resilient energy system and will cover:

  • A brief history of Evergen
  • The decentralisation of the grid: What does it mean and how can localised PV battery storage complement existing systems?
  • What is battery optimization and why is it important? How does it impact a system owner?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities in the near future for the decentralisation of the grid? And what does the future hold?

Bio: Ben Hutt is the CEO and Managing Director of Evergen, Australia’s fastest growing solar and battery systems provider with the only CSIRO-developed, intelligent energy management system. An innovation leader, Ben has supported hundreds of Australian entrepreneurs over the last few years and was formerly Chief Program Director and Entrepreneur in Residence at Australia’s leading provider of corporate innovation programs, Slingshot. Prior to this, Ben’s roles include CEO of jobadvisor.com and Talent Party. For five years, Ben also co-founded and led a global startup, the Search Party Group, raising over $20 million in ventured and institutional capital.

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Directions and further details:

Our events are held at EnergyLab, the home for energy innovation in Australia. From 6.00pm there is networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6:30pm and finishing at 7:30pm.

EnergyLab is at 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW and is about a 15-minute walk from either Redfern or Central Station. Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.

Buckland St., Chippendale is well-serviced with buses including the 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431, 433, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, L23, L28, M10, M30. Bicycles can be safely locked inside the premises. Parking is limited in the area although Broadway Shopping Centre offers a nearby option.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted. As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 minimum donation would be appreciated. As a gesture of solidarity with those affected by the fires in NSW our February takings will be donated towards organisations that are focused on recovery and building resilient communities.

Renew is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members and the general public with information so that they can make well-informed, sustainable decisions.

Renew Sydney Central Branch

David Winterton – Committee member

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