Trevor Berrill is an award winning, private consultant in sustainable energy (SE). He has worked in both renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) for over 30 years, including:
- System design and installation – Solar PV, wind and solar water heating systems, energy efficient building design, energy auditing, site and resource assessment.
- Research and development at UQ, QUT and GU – solar flat plate collectors, solar PV, wind energy monitoring.
- Technical training – National course development and delivery in renewable energy training with TAFE, Electro-technology Training Package and CEC.
- Public education and policy – on behalf of Australian Solar Council.
Recent work includes:
- Preparation of Sustainable Energy Plans for 2 Darling Downs community groups seeking options to coal mining on their premium farmland, and a detailed analysis of the energy policies of the major political parties in Queensland prior to the 2015 State Election.
- Energy audits for Boonah Hydrotherapy Centre and West End State School.
- Design and testing of a solar power aerator/circulator for lakes and dams for Clayton Engineering.
- Feasibility study of solar refrigerated meat delivery trucks for IMT Food Services.
- Inspection of residential PV systems with poor performance.
He was branch president of the Australian Solar Energy Society (now Australian Solar Council) in the 1990s and is a founding member in Queensland of the Alternative Technology Association and Wind Energy Association.
Trevor is trained in mechanical engineering and energy auditing at QUT and has a Masters of Environmental Education degree from Griffith University. He lives in a fully solar powered, energy efficient home and he regularly does applied wind energy research (wind surfing) at Wellington Point, just to test the power of the wind.