Renewableenergy in Australia is like many other countries as they continue to try to expand the use of renewable energy. It is afterall the land of constant Sunshine so they are well placed geographically to take advantage of the many types of renewable energy available to us at this time.
So of course it makes sense to not only look towards Renewable energies such as Solar Power and Wind Power and even thermal energy to mentiona few of them which people especially in the countryside or outback areas can take advantage of to not only reduce their own electricity bills to to possibly place any surplus power back into the countries Electricity Banks
Australia is probable ahead of the world with regard to the production of renewable energy but the current cost of electricity in Australia is still very expensive for their householders to pay so it makes sense for the people who can afford it, to invest in their own Renewable Energy projects.
Renewable energy and the generation of electricity, is important we all realise that, but as fuel for electric hybrid vehicles in transport continues to grow as more of us consider not only the incentives which are offered to provide incentive to buy the vehiccles in the first place.
Renewable energy can be created through electricity generation using renewable sources, such as wind, hydro, re-cycling landfill gas, geothermal, solar PV and solar thermal etc.
There has been a substantial growth in Australia in generation of renewable electricity in the 21st century But as we progress Australia is still quite a bit behind the position which it really should be in by now in 2018.
Of all renewable electrical sources in 2012, hydroelectricity represented 57.8%, wind 26%, bioenergy 8.1%, solar PV 8%, large-scale solar 0.147%, geothermal 0.002% and marine 0.001%; additionally, solar hot water heating was estimated to replace a further 2,422 GWh of electrical generation
Capacity addition based on renewable energy sources is expected to increase substantially in 2017 and beyond with over 49 projects either under construction, constructed or which have secured funding and will be going ahead shortly. Australia generated sufficient power to almost 70% of the country’s household usage. It is anticipated that once additional wind and solar projects are complete at the end of the year, that enough energy will be generated to power 90% of the country’s homes, but that still leaves the Industrial sectors.
It has been suggested that with sufficient public and private sector investment along with government policy, Australia could switch entirely to renewable energy within a decade by building additional large-scale solar power development like the large Tesla Powerpack project which completed a few months ago.
Tesla have recently contracted to supply 50,000 new homes with their Powerwalls and Solar Array to Southern Australia’s state over the next four years which should boost the figures drastically