The ANU 100% Renewable Energy group conducts research in the deployment and integration of renewable energy, working towards carbon-neutrality throughout Australia’s economy.
Bluefield PHES use an existing reservoir to make a PHES pair – Greenfield PHES use two new reservoirs.
This website contains much of our work output and research interests. Please get in contact with us if you want to discuss anything further, whether it be pumped hydro reservoir siting, transport efficiency and electrification, energy balance modelling, or anything else related to the decarbonisation of energy.
Declining populations free up agricultural land for large amounts of solar in densely populated countries
12 Sep 2023
Andrew Blakers and Ricardo Rüther (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) have co-authored an article published in PV Magazine on behalf of the International Solar Energy Society, investigating the implications of possible changes...
Canada has more than 8,000 GW of pumped storage potential
30 Aug 2023
Our research group recently collaborated with Stantec, the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI) and the Power Advisory (PA) to quantify the total pumped hydro potential in Canada, for WaterPower...
‘Limitless’ energy - how floating solar panels near the equator could power future population hotspots
4 Aug 2023
This article by David Silalahi and Andrew Blakers was published in The Conversation today, and republished on Renew Economy.
Solar is creating the fastest energy change in history
6 Jun 2023
The IEA have released their forecast for installed solar this year – in total 400 GW of new wind and solar are expected. Solar now has by far the highest installation rate...
Despairing about climate change? These 4 charts on the unstoppable growth of solar may change your mind.
12 May 2023
Last year, the world built more new solar capacity than every other power source combined.
The Future of Solar Energy Podcast
20 Apr 2023
Professor Andrew Blakers was interviewed on the Create the Future podcast about the future of solar, and using this renewable electricity to power the UK.