The sun has been our source of energy
for millions of years. As societies became
industrialized, coal was used as the energy
source for steam engines.
Now, we are dependant on both coal and oil.
We need to reduce that dependence in order to preserve
the Earth's climatic balance. Technologies based on the direct and indirect use of solar energy are a part of the solution.
The Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society promotes the understanding and use of solar energy in all its forms and applications.
Join the transition to sustainable and renewable energy.
The total annual solar radiation falling on the earth is more than 7 500
times the world's total annual primary energy consumption.
If only 0.1% of this energy could be converted at an efficiency of only 10%
it would be four times the world's total generating capacity. (World Energy Council 2007)
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