In Australia it feels natural to look to the skies for our renewable energy needs. We are, after all, the ‘sunburnt country’. But in the race to capture the renewable energy market, it’s been wind, not solar, at the front of the race. Now solar is back in the game in a serious way. So what will be the future of clean energy in Australia? Wind or solar?
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