The environment barely rated a mention in this week’s budget, and the renewable energy industry was particularly hard hit. Funding cuts and spending deferrals came in at more than half a billion dollars. The National Solar Schools program was wound up. And Labor’s billion dollar promise to modernise the electricity grid to accommodate renewable power looks to be in trouble too.
Future is bright for high efficiency rooftop solar technologies | Beyond Zero Radio for Climate Solutions
Beyond Zero’s Anthony and Matthew recap four recent interviews on rooftop solar technology - Tindo Solar, Solar Junction, Solarus and Tractile Solar.
Australia has abundant solar energy resources, but until now there has been very little publicly available research on how the variable nature of sunshine affects electricity networks.
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?