About The Society



ANZSES Objectives:

  • Scientific, social & economic development through the environmentally sound utilization of solar energy and other renewable energies;
  • Investigation into the operation and development of solar energy
  • applications and other potential renewable energy applications;
  • The development of viable renewable energy industries in Australia and New Zealand;
  • The generation and dissemination of information on current and future renewable energy developments to members and potential members;
  • Influence on government policies which may impact upon the present and future and
  • The development of renewable energy applications.


ANZSES is a not-for-profit organization and is governed by a committee elected by its members. To enhance member contact and activity the society has a branch in every Australian State and Territory, and has an affiliate organization (Solar Action) in New Zealand. ANZSES is an affiliate Section of ISES, the International Solar Energy Society.

The ANZSES team is made up of experts and experienced staff (Renewable Energy Promotion Officer, Administration Manager, "Solar Progress" Editor) Executive committee members, and many ANZSES volunteers.

By "solar energy", we mean all the renewable energy sources that originate from the sun: solar radiation (photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind (wind energy), biomass and biogas, biofuels, and hydroelectricity.

The society is a forum for technology development and application.

ANZSES does not support fossil fuels or nuclear energy, because these energies are not sustainable. Their resources are limited and the exploitation of these forms of energy produce several risks for our societies: climate change, waste disposal, pollution risks and terrorism. Renewable energies are either competitive now or are becoming so and their resources are unlimited.

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