The Clean Energy Council has developed a renewable energy map highlighting all renewable energy power plants that are over 100kW across Australia. These sources of energy include photovoltaic solar power, hydro, wind, solar thermal, biomass, gas, and a few other forms of energy.
In particular, solar photovoltaic power plants exist all across the country, with a number of them in Victoria and Northern Territory.
A few solar power plants located in the Melbourne area include a 0.18MW plant in Monash University, a 0.19MW solar power plant installed by the Melbourne City Council at Victoria Market and a 0.24MW solar power plant at the Tulla Calder Interchange.
These solar power plants are a great example of the country investing in renewable energy, with solar power being a highly viable renewable energy solution for Australia as the country receives the highest average solar radiation per square meter than any other continent in the world.
Residents are also able to install an array of solar panels on their roof to reduce their dependence on the electricity grid, as well as playing a part in generating carbon emission free electricity.
For further information on the map of solar power plants in Australia, refer to the Clean Energy Council’s website.