How many years have I been saying this now... I've lost count.
Finally, some people seem to be getting the message..
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Renewable energy expert says the current focus on renewable energy is skewed towards electricity generation and not on actual energy output.
Professor Richard Heinberg, from the Post Carbon Institute in California, said electricity was only 20 per cent of global energy requirements.
The other 80 per cent is used directly in many industrial processes, which he says needs technological breakthroughs to replace the massive global infrastructure that supports them.
Declan Martin Sept. 15, 2015,Singleton Argus
THE Singleton Solar Farm is pioneering a new business model that could encourage large scale renewable projects in the Hunter Valley and Australia.
XYZ Solar, owners of the solar farm, will provide 12 per cent to the University of Technology Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing Building’s annual electricity consumption, indirectly, for the next two years.
About half of the 407kW solar farm’s energy credits will be attributed to the University in what is called a Virtual Net Metering (VPN) arrangement.
The University of Technology Sydney will purchase electricity directly from a solar farm in the Hunter Valley, in a partnership believed to be the first of its kind in Australia.
The new model of renewable energy purchasing will see the UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (otherwise known as the Frank Gehry building) source 12 per cent of its annual electricity from the 200-kilowatt Singleton Solar Farm Stage 2 in the Hunter Valley.
By Giles Parkinson on 9 September 2015
The University of Technology Sydney has signed an agreement to buy the output of the 200kW Singleton solar farm in what is being described as a “first” in renewable energy purchasing in the country.
The Chau Chak Building on the Broadway campus will source 12 per cent of its annual electricity consumption from the Singleton solar farm located more than 150kms away in the Hunter Valley.
Such purchases are common in the US and elsewhere, whre corporates, both big and small, source some or all of their electricity needs from an offsite location.
- UTS is forging a new business model of electricity purchasing, contracting directly for the sale of solar generated electricity from a solar farm in the Hunter Valley
- The partnership is believed to be a first of its type in Australia and could help unlock direct investment by large energy customers in renewable energy projects