Industry Conference on Solar, Wind and Battery Technology, NET-0-CON 2024 illuminated the future of renewable energy with its focus on solar, wind, and battery technologies. Held on September 11-12, 2024, at the Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, the conference served as a nexus for industry leaders, innovators, researchers, and enthusiasts to converge and explore the latest advancements and challenges in sustainable energy.

The conference featured a dynamic lineup of activities designed to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Industry short presentations, each lasting 15 minutes, provided attendees with quick insights into cutting-edge projects, breakthroughs, and strategies shaping the renewable energy landscape. These concise sessions offered a snapshot of diverse initiatives across solar, wind, and battery technologies, from groundbreaking research to real-world applications.

Panel discussions brought together experts from various sectors to delve into pressing topics and engage in lively debates. These interactive sessions facilitated in-depth exploration of key issues, such as policy frameworks, technological trends, market dynamics, and the integration of renewable energy systems into existing infrastructure.

Industry talks offered deep dives into specific aspects of solar, wind, and battery technologies, allowing participants to gain comprehensive understanding and actionable insights. Leveraging the expertise of thought leaders and practitioners, these sessions covered a wide range of themes, including advancements in photovoltaics, wind turbine design, energy storage solutions, grid integration, and sustainability practices.

A highlight of NET-0-CON 2024 was the keynote speech delivered by prominent figures in the renewable energy sector. These visionary leaders shared their perspectives on the future of clean energy, emphasizing the importance of innovation, collaboration, and strategic planning in accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Complementing the presentations and discussions were workshops aimed at fostering skill development, knowledge exchange, and hands-on learning experiences. Participants had the opportunity to engage in practical activities, explore emerging technologies, and gain valuable insights from industry experts.

Overall, NET-0-CON 2024 served as a catalyst for driving progress and innovation in solar, wind, and battery technologies. By bringing together stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and the community, the conference catalysed collaborations, sparked new ideas, and inspired collective action towards building a greener, more resilient future.

The co-located 5th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE 2024) added another layer of depth and diversity to the collaborative atmosphere of NET-O-CON 2024. Taking place alongside the renewable energy-focused conference, ICEEE 2024 provided a platform for researchers, academicians, and practitioners to exchange ideas, present findings, and explore the latest advancements across various domains of electrical and electronics engineering.

Keynote speeches delivered by esteemed representatives from top universities set the tone for the conference, offering insights into the forefront of research and innovation in the field. These keynote addresses provided attendees with valuable perspectives on emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the future of electrical and electronics engineering.

The conference boasted a rich array of activities, including paper presentations, special sessions, and invited talks, covering a wide spectrum of topics aligned with the conference tracks. From renewable energy technologies to advanced electronics and communications systems, participants had the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research and practical applications across diverse domains.

The conference tracks encompassed a broad spectrum of subjects, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of electrical and electronics engineering:

  • Solar, Wind, and Battery Technology
  • Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  • Renewable Energy Sources and Technology, including hydrogen
  • Power Electronics and Applications
  • Robotics, Control, Automation, and Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, and IoT

The collaboration with conference publication partner Springer Nature, along with indexing in Scopus/WoS and other esteemed databases, ensured the dissemination and visibility of the research presented at ICEEE 2024. Furthermore, selected extended version papers were slated for publication in SCI Journals, providing authors with an opportunity for broader recognition and impact.

Overall, ICEEE 2024 complemented NET-O-CON 2024 by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue, facilitating knowledge exchange, and catalyzing advancements across the diverse realms of electrical and electronics engineering. Together, these co-located conferences underscored the interconnectedness of renewable energy and technological innovation in shaping a sustainable future.