SEBSS consultant Dr. Kame Y. Khouzam

Dr. Kame Y. Khouzam was born in Cairo, Egypt. After receiving a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Honours) in 1977, he developed passion and interest in Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Renewable Energy and their applications. He received his M.Sc. in solar thermodynamic energy conversion in 1983 and in 1989 he received his PhD. in Photovoltaics (PV) in Ohio, in 1989. In the same year, he was recognised among the top International Students in American Colleges and Universities.

Among Dr. Khouzam achievements is his work on PV Electrolysis, which earned him the Australian National Sustainable Energy Award in 2001. He has also developed a Solar System for drying agriculture produce using liquid desiccant dehumidification in 2008. He has authored numerous publications, articles, technical papers and consulting reports in energy efficiency, energy and load management, optimum matching of PV systems and battery modelling.

Dr. Khouzam was an A/Prof. at Cleveland State University before joining Queensland University in Technology in 1991 where he taught subjects in electrical circuits, theory of electric machines, energy generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation and Photovoltaic Engineering and Fundamentals of Solar Radiation until he retirement in 2011.

Upon his retirement he joined forces with Solar Energy and PV Enthusiasts to offer consulting, design and installation of a wide variety of PV Systems for Grid and Off Grid Applications. Dr Khouzam has become a very respected and sought after presenter of solar seminars to rural and regional professionals throughout Australia.