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If you think solar doesn’t have a future, watch this!

Ramez Naam is a former Microsoft executive, an entrpreneur, and the co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University.

Ramez also specializes in the disruption clean energy and related technologies are bringing to the $6 trillion energy, transportation, food, and water industries.

Ramez’s talks focus on preparing audiences for both the incredible challenges of those transitions and the immense opportunities they bring with them.

In 2016 Germany had the highest solar capacity per capita of the world.

In 2017 Germany had nearly 6 times the solar output of Australia, yet look at the difference in land mass and irradiation level comparison. (Dark brown is good, for solar anyway) See diagrams below.

What do you think of Australia’s positioning as a potential solar powerhouse?

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Solar irradiation levels and land area comparison, Germany and Australia.

Solar irradiation levels and land area comparison, Germany and Australia.

Solar power by country, from Wikipedia

Solar power by country, from Wikipedia

 

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Excellent presentation, thanks.

For a while I have been saying South Australia is well on the way to 500% renewables by 2030.

And recently I have also been saying it is time to lock in a 2c/kWh royalty on energy exports.

It is exciting to see the various technologies evolving so rapidly.

Brett Stokes,
Principal Mathematician, Adelaide Applied Algebra.
co-author ASRDH (Australian Solar Radiation Data Handbook)

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The poor coal miners didn’t see it coming smile