Solar Powered Breakfast

Come along to IKEA Richmond for a free breakfast with other Yarra businesses, powered by one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in Victoria!

This event has now passed. If you're interested in our commercial solar program, find out more here.

The second in our quarterly energy information sessions for businesses in the City of Yarra, this breakfast roundtable will focus on how your business can install rooftop solar PV to generate your own energy and save money.

The session will be facilitated by YEF's commercial team, who will step you through their free service aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the municipality. YEF can help by analysing your energy use, recommending an appropriate size solar array,� and going out and getting quotes on your behalf.

You will also hear from solar panel manufacturer Canadian Solar, finance provider Bank Australia, and YEF partner IKEA on the how and why behind their massive rooftop solar array and their commitment to sustainability.

Join us on your way to work for the free solar powered breakfast, meet other Yarra businesses and hear about how you can go solar. 

Learn from local business leaders who are doing it and find out about programs and services that are available to help your business save money and become more energy efficient.


Fredy Claros, Senior Project Engineer, Canadian Solar

Fredy is a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Engineering (Sustainable Energy), currently engaged as Canadian Solar’s Senior Project Engineer, managing the engineering design of commercial and utility scale solar PV systems. Fredy has over 15 years experience in project management and O&M. He is passionate about clean energy and looking to develop sustainable energy projects.

Damian Richmond, Greater Metro Program Manager, Bank Australia

Damian is Bank Australia’s Community Development Manager. Bank Australia is Australia’s first 100% customer owned bank, having been in operation since 1957 and today counting nearly 130,000 people and community sector organisations as their customers. Damian works with social and environmental not for profit groups and companies with shared values, who are looking for banking solutions to their social or environmental missions.

Ned Halliday, Solar Projects Manager - Commercial (Facilitator), Yarra Energy Foundation

Ned’s role at Yarra Energy Foundation is to manage and deliver the commercial program, reducing carbon emissions by facilitating installation of solar and lighting upgrades for the non-residential sector of the City of Yarra. Bringing together his industry knowledge, technical skills and operational achievements, Ned is a strong advocate for a clean energy future.

When: Thursday, 2 June 2016 from 8:50 AM to 10:00 AM (AEST)
Where: IKEA Richmond - 630 Victoria Street, Richmond, VIC 3121
Who should attend: Business owners interested in the financial and environmental benefits of solar for their business, staff members looking to learn more to pass on to their employers.