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Geoff Bragg, Candidate for the Board of Directors Australian Solar Council


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Mission: In nominating for a position on the board of the Australian Solar Council, Geoff aims to further strengthen the representation for small to medium solar enterprises within Australia’s premier solar organisation. As the solar industry grows, there will continue to be a vital role for installers and their businesses in meeting the demands of the marketplace. Maintaining high standards of design & installation, together with ethical business practices will be crucial to the further development of the industry. As a director, Geoff will be open to member contact on technical, regulatory & policy issues. Geoff is committed to ensuring the proliferation of clean solar energy technologies in Australia.

Chairman of SEIA NSW: Geoff has been the chairman of the NSW Chapter of Solar Energy Industries Association since Feb 2011. He has encouraged a strong collaboration with the Australian Solar Council in lobbying at a state and national level for fair and appropriate solar policy. Geoff has developed a cohesive working relationship with the Australian Solar Council. During the successful 2011 campaign to overturn the NSW O'Farrell government decision to retrospectively cut FiT payments, Geoff played an important role in the dedicated team of industry representatives. Throughout his solar industry advocacy role Geoff has shown significant media experience, predominantly with radio and regional Television, in addition to holding industry meetings, presenting at community and government events, and providing briefings to politicians.

Solar PV Consultant: Geoff has lived with Off-Grid solar for 20 years and has been working in the industry since 2002, holding accreditation for both on and off-grid design and installation. He currently acts as consultant designer /installation supervisor for New England Solar Power, an award winning residential & commercial PV retailer in the Northern Tablelands, regional NSW. In this role Geoff is working with local community organisations towards implementation of community owned solar projects in the region. He is also co-designer of a robust ground mounted solar array framing system that is manufactured and sold in Australia.