Donald Kay, CEO of Don Alan (left in the photo) was privileged to have been chosen by the Department of State Development to take part in the South Australia – Shandong Cooperation and Development Forum in Shandong province, China on May 24-27, 2015.
This Forum is jointly organized by the South Australian Government and the Shandong Government. And one of the purposes of the Forum is to offer an opportunity to build relationships between Chinese and Australian companies.
During this trip, we identified Shandong Goldencell Electronics Technology as a leader in the specialised power electronics industry and had a meeting with them to discuss opportunities to on joint development of the off-grid energy storage and conversion systems on May 25. We were honored to have Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Investment and Trade & Minister for Defence Industries at the meeting to lend his support for the mutual cooperation, thanks to the support of Department of State Development, South Australia.
Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith (middle in the photo) showed his a deep knowledge of the electrical energy supply chain in South Australia and the market changing that are pushing for greater use of off grid systems.
Mr. Fanwei Chen, CEO of Goldencell (right in the photo) expressed their interest in supplying batteries with a battery management systems.
Don Alan has expertise and years of experience in electronic design in various applications including renewable energy sector. On the basis of existing mutual cooperation, Don Alan would like to see if it is possible to jointly further develop products like off-grid solar energy storage system with Goldencell to help them play a leading role in solar energy market with a differentiated product.
Moreover, recently it is reported homes and businesses in the Adelaide CBD will be offered a financial incentive to install solar battery storage systems. Adelaide City Council said its program was the first of its kind in Australia and would benefit both its ratepayers and the environment. Up to $5,000 will be available for city residents and businesses which put in battery systems from July 2015, along with ongoing grants of $5,000 toward the cost of rooftop solar panels. The council has spent $200,000 in grants since 2008 toward the cost of 191 rooftop solar installations for CBD homes. (Source: ABC news)