Through our SME Global Chamber we are currently working with USA based wind farm companies to help bring their 200mW projects and associated investment into Australia. It sounds big, but just image how many SMEs they need to build these projects in regional Australia! At the same time we are developing capability statements and strategic plans for some of Australia’s most dedicated SME commercial solar firms. This work also has a bi-lateral focus - as we support USA firms with wind, they are helping us secure licensees in key USA States, for a brand new innovative SME driven ground mounted solar concept. Whether we want to accept it or not, our future as a planet is linked to renewable energy. By SMEA building partnerships, we not only deliver great commercial and environmental outcomes, but we pressure policy makers back home to literally ‘…get with the program’. In our view policy is lagging well behind industry on renewable energy and we need more creative and innovative policy solutions to drive the future and instil confidence in those wanting to heavily invest in renewable energy in Australia.
The economic benefits and multiplier for SMEs with regard to renewable energy is nothing short of staggering. But why are policy makers lagging well behind industry? CLICK
South Australia - Leading the Pack
Take the politics out of the equation and South Australia is by far the most advanced State when it comes to backing and investing in renewable energy. Let’s take a look. CLICK
The Potential of Solar
Future growth projections for solar is staggering which is great news for SMEs. The key however is sound policy to ensure the ‘cowboys’ don’t ruin the party. We learnt how not to roll-out federally funded insulation programs, so what role does industry have and can some form of self-regulation be a great solution to long-term sustainable growth? CLICK