Solar energy, solar hot water and hydroelectric are among the renewable sources of power on the solar grid.
In Australia, most of the electricity generated by the grid comes from hydroelectric dams, and renewable power is the cheapest.
However, the renewable energy sector is facing a huge shortfall in supply.
In the Australian state of Victoria, hydroelectricity production has fallen by 70 per cent since 2011 and solar power has also been cut.
The shortfall is also evident in Australia’s regional regions.
For example, there are now less than 5 per cent of the state’s electricity generation coming from renewable sources, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.
In a recent article for The Conversation, a former electricity market regulator in Queensland, Professor Brian Pritchard, said there was a need to consider new sources of energy to fill this gap.
Professor Pritchers said he believes the most pressing issue in the energy sector was that of renewable energy sources.
“If you look at renewable energy generation in Australia it’s about one per cent or two per cent.
If you look in Queensland and New South Wales, the figure is almost double, and that’s because they have so many dams,” he said.”
And so the demand is high for renewable energy.
It’s also very important that we look at renewables as being a new generation of electricity, because it is a lot cheaper than conventional energy.”
He also said renewable energy has the potential to provide cheaper and more reliable power than conventional power.
“It can provide energy with a low carbon footprint.
It can provide a reliable supply.
And if it can provide reliable energy, it will create a lot of jobs in the community.”
You need a reliable energy source to get those jobs and to keep those jobs in Australia, because there are a lot more jobs than there are jobs for renewables,” Professor Pritcher said.
But he said it was also important that renewable energy had to be reliable, and said there were still some big challenges ahead.”
The challenge of reliability is very high in this industry, because you need to have reliable power, you need reliability to maintain the supply of power.
But you need reliable power for a number of reasons,” he told ABC News Breakfast.”
Firstly, the demand for renewable power can be very high.
The demand is higher than it’s ever been, particularly in Victoria and Queensland, and they have got a lot to do with climate change and a lot that has happened over the last 20 years.
“Professor Priesch said solar power was particularly important because it was cheap.”
Solar is also relatively easy to generate,” he explained.”
We have been able to produce very reliable solar power with very little equipment, because of the large amount of silicon and the ability to store heat very efficiently.
“In some cases, it’s been even more efficient because you can store heat for longer periods, you can do the whole day, and then you can get more from that heat, because the sun is always shining and the wind is always blowing.”
But the whole point is to get to the end of that day and the next day, so you get more power from that.
“He said solar thermal power could be used to provide more reliable and more cost-effective power, but it would also require a lot less infrastructure.”
That is a big challenge, because we have got to keep the technology in place and to make sure it’s reliable,” he concluded.
Topics:environment,energy-and-utilities,renewable-energy,climate-change,environmental-impact,environment,australiaFirst posted February 02, 2020 18:21:50Contact James AllenMore stories from Victoria