David is currently Chief Investigator on the Project: Visualising the Power of Renewables and Microgrids for Consumers in the City of Monash.

The project aims to survey test a range of visually-focussed renewable messages inspired by Monash University’s Net-zero emission program, with residents of the City of Monash will to provide a benchmark for how renewable programs communication and policies can be scaled up to entire cities across Australia.

The survey seeks to evaluate City of Monash Residents take up of domestic renewable technologies, including rooftop solar, battery storage and solar hot water. For those who have not yet adopted any of them, or only some of them, the survey will ask what kinds of messages are likely to deter or to motivate them into purchasing such technologies.

The project is jointly funded by Monash Energy Materials Systems Institute and the City of Monash.