The ANU 100% Renewable Energy group conducts research in the deployment and integration of renewable energy, working towards carbon-neutrality throughout Australia’s economy.
All initial Atlases will be followed with a final dataset.
Bluefield PHES use an existing reservoir to make a PHES pair – Greenfield PHES use two new reservoirs.
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Researchers found 37 mine sites in Australia that could be converted into renewable energy storage. So what are we waiting for?
28 Feb 2024
Timothy Weber, Australian National University and Andrew Blakers, Australian National University
Rooftop solar PV the choice for solar power development in Indonesia
5 Feb 2024
The following article was published on the Indonesian Conversation, and republished by the Jakarta Post. The Indonesian version published in the Conversation is available below.
Solar panel waste is not a significant problem
16 Oct 2023
Professor Andrew Blakers and Professor Ricardo Rüther (UFSC) have written an article on solar panel waste streams on behalf of the International Solar Energy Society, which can be accessed here.
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.