CWP’s Andrew Dickson is working on a $20 billion wind and solar proposal for the Pilbara, and a remarkable solar taxi project in Africa.
In this edition of the Energy Insiders podcast, Dickson talks about the plan to build 9GW of wind and solar in the Pilbara – a project roughly equivalent in output to the entire renewable energy target for 2020.
Two thirds of the project will be wind (who new the Pilbara was windy), and two thirds would be destined for south-east Asia. Dickson explains how it might just work, and how it might open the north-west of WA to a new industrial initiatives.
Dickson also tells how he and a small team took TREV – a two person renewable energy vehicle that competed in the Darwin to Adelaide solar race way back in 2007 industry – around the world, and how it led to an idea that could deliver solar taxis in Africa, where no other transport options are available. It’s a remarkable story.
And we discuss the latest news, including how building wind and solar farms in Australia just got a lot harder.
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