Renewable energy, also know as ‘green energy’, is electricity that’s powered by natural sources such as the wind, water and sun.
Renewable energy offers a carbon-free alternative to traditional fossil fuels, and its use is growing here in Australia and overseas.
The development of technologies in the renewable space is allowing us to push the boundaries of where we can incorporate renewable into our every day lives. And while some of these technologies are yet to prove commercially viable, it’s an exciting time. While we may not be ready to rely 100% on renewable, we are moving towards a more balanced future where solar, wind and hydro play a more central role.
Research and development in renewable energy is an exciting space, with new ideas being explored all the time. Below are some of the renewable energy sources that are currently used in Australia (to different degrees).