Solar Energy Optimism
The main message from the recent Australian Solar Energy Society [‘AuSES’] 2010 Conference in Canberra, Australia, was very optimistic about the widespread use of solar energy in all its forms.
Having been involved with International Solar Energy Society [‘ISES’] since 1979, through the West Australian branch and then the Australia & New Zealand Solar Energy Society [“ANZSES’] as an incorporated body, when it came into being in 1984, one could understand my optimism to see something I have passionately believed in as the most sustainable way forward for mankind, has started to become a reality.
No longer will the use of solar energy in all its forms be considered a fringe, “thing of future” any more. I have written a series of articles that distil my perceptions of the proceedings from a professional standpoint and the political implications of holding this landmark conference in our nation’s capital, Canberra.
Graph: showing the explosion of installed PV in Australia in the last decade
The way forward from hereon is the encouragement of more focused research in the various fields of endeavour in the diverse world of solar energy applications.
AuSES is destined to have a pivotal role in the next 50 years to ensure that planet earth no longer lives on the edge of energy and environmental uncertainty.
A series of articles that covers what happened in Canberra will be published on solar-e over the next month or so.
Garry Baverstock AM, CEO of www.solar-e.com
2010 President of AuSES, WA
The following aspects will be discussed in articles posted from December 2010 onwards:
– The Week that Canberra Became a National Focus for AuSES in 2010
– The Role of the Built Environment in Using Solar Energy and Addressing Climate Change – A Viable Direction for AuSES
– Political Will and Systems Thinking for Climate Change Needed – How AuSES Can Help
– Nuclear Politics a Real Danger for Progress of Solar and Renewable Energy Progress – Collaboration Needed Not War
– Open Learning and Presentation of Facts – the Key for Greater Use of Solar Energy – AuSES Leading the Way
– New Solar-e.com Will Soon be Ranking Solar Societies and Associations Conference Papers – First Step AuSES
– The List of ‘solar-e’ Best Papers at Solar 2010 – AuSES Conference in Canberra
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