Writing in the Conversation, ACAP ANU's Andrew Blakers highlights the unstoppable global growth of solar, and why its projected further rise is reason to be highly optimistic about the future of the planet--and the role of solar in mitigating the effects of climate change:
"Solar is now growing much faster than any other energy technology in history. How fast? Fast enough to completely displace fossil fuels from the entire global economy before 2050.
The rise and rise of cheap solar is our best hope for rapidly mitigating climate change."
In four charts Prof Blakers breaks down the roadmap to achieving these goals, and Australia's role in leading the technologies that will get us there.