Rethinking Everything is very excited to be working with Steve Wilson, of Ferncliff, to present a workshop on solar power at RE 2014!  With growing awareness on alternative energy sources and increasing preferences on green initiatives, RE has been listening and watching for news and developments in the solar energy movement!

 

In one recent article from an Australian news source The Guardian a headline read: “Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete.”

 

Naturally, that got our attention. We’ve shared similar other solar information recently and even asked the question, “how long before rooftop solar gets significant traction and makes a legitimate run at alternative power?  Well, we got some answers. Here are a couple other quotes shared from the story

 

roof top solar 2 “As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it’s used. Centralised, coal-fired power is over.”

That was exciting to hear a timeline, but the facts backing it were even better:

 

roof top solar 3“Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory – in the middle of the day. For several days the price, normally around $40-$50 a megawatt hour, hovered in and around zero. Prices were deflated throughout the week, largely because of the influence of one of the newest, biggest power stations in the state – rooftop solar.”

 

roof top solar 4Australia has made strides in this space and we applaud their efforts. the trend is significant and the impact is real. Check this out:

“Last week, the WA Independent market Operator forecast that 75% of detached and semi detached dwellings, and 90% of commercial businesses could have rooftop solar by 2023/24.”

 

(Images from tree hugger.com)

 

Thanks you australia for setting an example. We look forward to hearing and reading more. For the full story please click here. For more information like this, please visit the inspiration gallery.

 

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