SolarQuip was founded by Glen Morris in 2003 with the aim of providing high quality renewable energy solutions for maximum environmental benefit.
SolarQuip specialises in off grid solar PV installations carefully designed to provide clean energy through the winter months. Alongside solar PV installations, SolarQuip has installed wind turbines, steam generators and small scale micro hydro power plants.
SolarQuip soon progressed to installing larger commercial solar power systems for educational facilities and Glen had become a popular speaker and trainer in solar best practice design and installation.
Our satisfied customers include Swinburne University of Technology, where we installed a Skystream wind power plant and a solar system, including educational components for students. SolarQuip has also installed systems at the VICTEC Skills Centre, and a 200 panel, thin-film solar installation at the Gordon TAFE, Geelong.
This combined experience has given SolarQuip a unique edge in developing creative renewable energy solutions, whilst understanding best practice, and the importance of performance and safety outcomes.
Operating out of offices in the Yarra Valley, SolarQuip services the wider Melbourne area, as well as providing consultancy services throughout Australia and internationally.
SolarQuip maintains its focus on high quality clean energy solutions and helping to reduce the carbon footprint of customers while meeting their individual priorities.
SolarQuip principal, Glen Morris, has extensive experience in system design, install and maintenance of on and off-grid renewable energy systems (including solar, wind and micro-hydro).
Glen is a sought-after trainer and presenter in the solar PV field, both nationally and internationally. Glen has provided renewable energy training for many years and currently teaches at Swinburne TAFE, Melbourne.
With his software company Solaris Pty Ltd, Glen has developed the first online solar PV system design software customised for Australian conditions and using high resolution satellite solar radiation data.
Glen is a member of a number of key industry advisory and regulatory committees including EL42, the committee responsible for maintaining the Australian Standards for solar PV design and installation. He also has extensive experience as an inspector of solar PV installations and provides consultancy in various aspects of renewable energy performance analysis.
As Vice President of the Australian Solar Council, Glen helps develop industry training and certification which is delivered across Australia.
Bachelor of Applied Science
Clean Energy Council Solar Accreditation:
- Grid Connect Design & Supervise
- SPS Design & Install
Glen has taught both on and off-grid TAFE units since 2007 at Swinburne University of Technology, Chisholm Institute of TAFE, and the private registered training organisation 370 Degrees.
He regularly conducts continuous professional development training for the solar industry in conjunction with the Australian Solar Council (ASC), Solar Energy Industries Association and Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand.
Glen has developed solar best practice online training units for technical sales, design and installation of solar PV systems for the Australian Solar Council.
Membership of Industry and Professional Bodies
Since 2011 Glen Morris has been Vice-president of the Australian Solar Council, the voice of the Australian solar industry and largest member-based solar organisation in Australia.
Glen sits as a member of the Standards Australia EL-42 committee. EL-42 is the committee responsible for developing the standards for design and installation of both on and off grid solar PV systems.
Glen is a committee member of the Sustainable and Emerging Energy Technology Consultative Committee at Energy Safe Victoria.
He is also a member of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Technical Advisory Committee at EE-Oz Training Standards.
Contact us to discuss how SolarQuip can satisfy your requirements as your renewable energy partner.
For information on our online training site please visit www.cleanenergy.org.au