Renewable energy technology is not the sole answer to global warming but it’s probably the number one. Carbon taxes or cap and trade schemes will fail if they do not stimulate research and development of alternatives such as solar.
Australia is currently trumpeting a breakthrough in solar research:
Researchers in Newcastle north of Sydney are constructing the largest solar field of its type in the world, using entirely locally produced materials and attracting international interest potentially worth billions of dollars.
Solar project shines light on Australian potential
It’s supposed to be perfect for desert areas unlike conventional solar technology because it does not use water, only sun and air. We can only hope that it's not a case of smoke and mirrors and that this hard sell promotion reaps the kind of benefits it promises.
Photos courtesy of CSIRO
We can only hope that this hard sell promotion reaps the kind of benefits it promises.