Looking Up Down Under

Aussies are looking to the sky as a solution for their predicted energy shortfall. Even though the Australian government denies that global warming is happening, they have given A$420 million towards the solar power plant. The demand for the solar power plant is a result of an increase in popularity of air conditioners, solar powered air conditioners make sense though as power generation will be higher when demand is high.

“Treasurer Peter Costello said the new solar concentrator with a capacity of 154 megawatts would be built in Victoria state, and would reach full capacity by 2013.

“The project aims to build the biggest photovoltaic project in the world and this is by using mirrors which concentrate the sun’s rays on a power plant,” Costello said.”

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