ATA report says a 100% renewable grid by 2030 not just doable for Australia, but cheaper and safer than building new coal plants.
Report finds 5kW-plus rooftop solar systems offer best bang for buck, no matter household energy profile – even if all generation exported to grid.
ATA report finds 100% renewable grid would be reliable and stable, with appropriate mix of generation sources, energy storage and upgraded infrastructure.
A solar lighting project run by the Alternative Technology Association in East Timor has won international recognition with a UN award.
Battery storage could be economically attractive in Sydney and Adelaide as early as 2018, and elsewhere in 2020.