Will Solar Energy Take Over The Australian Power Grid In The Next Few Years?
Industries that rely on the production and commercialization of non-renewable energy solutions such as by the combustion of fossil fuels will need to take heed of the news to come. Coal and Gas power plants may be thrown under the bus by grid managers as solar and wind energy are looking to take the lead. This is further exacerbated by the fact that the prices for solar and wind energy are dropping sharply and the prices for cola and gas solutions are rising sharply. There is also the case of the Turnbull/Abbott coalition that is looking to set up a clean energy target, which gives renewable energy manufacturers the subsidies they require to get their products on the market faster.
Energy on the Eastern seaboard of Australia will soon be governed by Gold Coast Solar Panel and wind energy production as the push towards renewable energy is getting stronger. Speaking for the adoption of solar power is Huon Hoogesteger who heads Smart Commercial Solar. His company has reported incredible increase in the demand for their products and a sizeable increase in the revenue generated as a result. He reports that he is not expecting this to slow down anytime soon.
Just last week, an All-Energy conference was held in Australia and he was asked to speak about his experience with what can also be known as the solar juggernaut that is sweeping Australia. He reports that over a course of a day, the maximum energy use will be from Gold Coast Solar Panel power, and this is expected to produce nearly 20 GW of energy at the time. This is an extremely large number and it looks like this number can reached within the decade. However, Hoogesteger notes that this number will be quite hard to reach and he instead sets the upper limit for solar energy produced at approximately 21 GW by the mid-2030s.
This amount is almost fantastical, as the amount of wind energy produced currently is only 4.5 GW and that number is only expected to double by the time solar energy reaches its peak. However, all these increase in energy production using renewable forms of energy put Australia at the forefront of reducing its carbon footprint, also implying that pollution rates might decline and Mad Max-esque stories can be averted.