The ANU 100% Renewable Energy group conducts research in the deployment and integration of renewable energy, working towards carbon-neutrality throughout Australia’s economy.
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Energy Insiders Podcast The Australian solar heroes bringing down coal and gas
10 Feb 2023
Professor Andrew Blakers was interviewed about how solar will eliminate fossil fuels, and Australia’s important role in this transition.
ANU solar pioneer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
8 Feb 2023
An internationally renowned expert in solar energy from The Australian National University (ANU) who helped transform the efficiency of solar cell technology has been honoured with the world’s most prestigious engineering prize....
Global coal use in 2022 is reaching an all-time high, but Australia is bucking the trend
22 Dec 2022
Andrew Blakers, Australian National University and Anna Nadolny, Australian National University
Australia needs much more solar and wind power, but where are the best sites? We mapped them all.
15 Dec 2022
Cheng Cheng, Australian National University; Andrew Blakers, Australian National University, and Anna Nadolny, Australian National University
Empowering landowners key to maximising Australia’s solar and wind potential
15 Dec 2022
A new tool developed by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) shows the best locations around Australia that could be used to install new wind or solar farms.
Batteries of gravity and water – we found 1,500 new pumped hydro sites next to existing reservoirs
11 Nov 2022
The following article, written by Professor Blakers, Anna Nadolny, and Ryan Stocks, was published in the Conversation today, and republished on Renew Economy.