8/6/15: CORENA patron, Monica Oliphant OA, was today recognised in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for distinguished service to the renewable energy sector as a research scientist, particularly through pioneering roles in solar photovoltaics and power generation, and to national and international organisations.
Monica’s details as they appear in the honours list are:
International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Immediate Past President, since 2010; President, 2008-2010; Board Member, representing the Australian Solar Council, since 1997; Co-Founder, ISES Solar Communities Network, since 2013.
Co-Chair, World Solar Energy Congress, Adelaide, 2001; Convenor, Conference Organising Committee.
Australian Solar Council (formerly Australian Solar Energy Society/Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society) Chairperson, 1992-1996; Committee Member, since 1979;
Foundation Committee Member, South Australian Branch, since 1979;
Coordinator and participant, Sustainable House Day (South Australia), since 2002;
Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012.
International service includes:
Founding Board Member, International Solar Cities Initiative, since 2003; Supporter, Renewable Energy Alliance, since 2004.
Senior Advisor, International Solar Centre, China, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, since 2008.
Board Member, World Green Forum, Hong Kong, since 2010.
Foreign Senior Councillor, International Energy Conservation Environmental Protection Association, Beijing, since 2011.
Strategy Advisory Board Member, International Renewable Energy Agency, 2010.
National service includes:
Adjunct Associate Research Professor, Barbara Hardy Institute, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, University of South Australia, current; Supervisor of solar energy projects; Member, iGrid Research Program, since 2008.
Board Member, Australian Carbon Bio-sequestration Initiative (Canopy), since 2005.
Advisory Panel Member for electric vehicles, AutoCRC, since 2008.
Strategic Council Member, The Climate Institute, since 2009.
Patron, Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia, since 2013.
Principal Researcher and Team Leader, Community Owned Solar open access model, Local Government Association South Australia, current.
Board Member, Renewables South Australia, 2009-2011.
Board Member, CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship, 2008-2009.
Member, Technical Panel, Energy Futures Strategy, City of Onkaparinga, 2007-2008.
Board Member, Premiers’ Roundtable on Sustainability, 2003-2007.
Principal Research Scientist, Electricity Trust of South Australia, 1981-2000.
Member, Tambling Federal Government Panel Reviewing Australia’s Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET), 2003-2004.