The development of solar energy industry in Australia
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported the previous day that a Queensland solar energy company had applied to Golden Peel of the State Council to build a power station and storage facility in the city, which is located about 30 kilometers northwest of Golden Peel. The first phase of the project is expected to provide 350 megawatts of electricity in four years and provide enough electricity for about 315,000 households. Force, area about 17 square kilometers.
According to Armstrong, the company's general manager, the project is planned to invest A$2 billion (US$1 or about US$5.2) and is expected to start at the end of this year. When completed, the project will become Australia's largest solar power plant, with solar panels and 4,000 megawatt-hours of electricity and storage batteries to meet 15% of the electricity demand in Southeast Queensland.
According to the photovoltaic data released by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Australia has ranked the first in the world in terms of light source resources. As of March 2017, Australia has installed 5,900 megawatts of solar energy equipment, making it one of the top ten solar energy countries in the world. It is estimated that solar energy will meet 29% of Australia's electricity demand by 2050.
In order to promote the development of the solar energy industry, the Australian government has introduced a series of policies, including solar energy, family and community programs, which have greatly increased the enthusiasm of ordinary residents for the installation of solar power equipment. "Now we don't have to pay for electricity at home, because solar panels on the roof can provide enough electricity for everyday use." A few years ago, Helen, a Canberran resident, installed her own solar energy equipment. Helen told reporters that the price of roof solar equipment is not cheap, but because of the support policy, the installation cost is borne by the government.
At present, about 1.6 million households in Australia use solar panels, and the battery configuration is also increasing, making it one of the highest per capita roof solar energy intake in the world. It is reported that Australia is committed to building a photovoltaic power market to enable Australian households to trade surplus electricity in the virtual electricity market. In addition, the Australian government has launched Solar City, Solar Schools and Solar Energy Projects in remote areas to encourage the promotion of solar power in different sectors and regions.
The development of solar energy industry not only provides clean energy for Australia, but also increases employment opportunities. At present, there are 8,000 Australians in the field of solar energy employment. Experts from the Australian Climate Commission predict that by 2030, Australia's renewable energy share will reach 50%, adding 28,000 jobs related to the solar industry.
"Australia has abundant solar energy resources, but China is a powerful manufacturing country in the photovoltaic industry. China's production capacity of photovoltaic resources is combined with Australia. The cooperation between the two sides is a very bright future," said Sun Huibing, general manager of China Airlines International Bp Australia Ltd. In March 2016, the International Solar Power Station, developed jointly by CAAC International Australia Limited and Australian Energy Group, was completed in Canberra, becoming one of the three large-scale solar power stations in Canberra.