To reach net zero targets, we’re going to need to drastically reduce the amount of fossil-fuel generated heating in our homes.
Heating accounts for more carbon dioxide emissions than any other aspect of our lives for the average UK household. In order to reach net zero targets, we’re going to need to drastically reduce the amount of fossil-fuel generated heating – in other words, gas or oil boilers – in our homes.
Commercially printed solar cell technology developed by the University of Newcastle is being put to the test to power an electric vehicle’s 15,097-kilometre journey around the entire coastline of Australia.
Almost one in three Australian homes now have solar panels – but as even more solar systems are installed, we face a growing challenge of managing temporary solar shutdowns.
Almost a third of Australia’s estimated ten million households now have solar on the roof. But as the nation moving fastest to produce energy on our homes, we are also encountering teething problems, such as “curtailment” of output.
This issue will be one we have to overcome as ever more Australians install solar. Our grids were designed primarily for large fossil fuel power stations transmitting electricity in one direction, while solar households both consume and export power.