Technological progress has transformed solar PV from an alternative technology in the 1970s, to cheap, mainstream energy today. Australia has been a leading solar PV nation, with more household solar systems than any other country.
Solar has become highly popular in suburban and country areas in Australia, as a consumer response to high and rising electricity prices. Polling shows that solar is electorally popular as a policy option.
Research shows that in 2015 the world built more renewable energy than all other energy generation technologies combined. But renewable energy faces a powerful backlash from fossil fuel interests ...
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