100% Renewable Energy Futures — UNSW event

When: Today

Wed 22 Aug. at 12:00 noon @UNSW

Solar photovoltaics and wind power are the #1 and #2 generation technologies in terms of global net new capacity additions respectively. The growth of PV is fast enough to entirely supplant fossil fuels worldwide within two decades (with consequent 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions).

The time frame depends mostly on politics. PV and wind energy offers our only realistic chance, but an excellent chance, of avoiding dangerous climate change.

Speaker: Andrew Blakers (ANU). 

WHEN: Wednesday 22nd August, 12:00pm
WHERE: UNSW, Law Building G02.


Andrew Blakers is Professor of Engineering at the Australian National University. His research interests include photovoltaic energy systems; silicon solar cell technology, solar concentrators, energy storage, integration and sustainable energy policy. He is co-inventor of PERC and Sliver cell technologies. He is a leading figure in discussions of 100% renewable energy futures, including pumped hydro energy storage.


Seminar hosted by UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE)

For more information or for suggestions, please contact Seminar Coordinator Dr Ziv Hameiri at ziv.hameiri@unsw.edu.au