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Asia Pacific Super Grid – Solar electricity generation, storage and distribution

Blakers Andrew, Luther Joachim and Nadolny Anna
From the journal GREEN


This paper explores the large scale transmission of solar electricity to Southeast Asia from Australia. Despite the expense and losses incurred in long distance transmission of Australian solar electricity, it appears to be competitive with locally produced solar electricity because of high insolation levels in Australia. Supplementation of locally produced electricity (both from renewable and conventional sources) with power from Australia, together with substantial integrated energy storage, would allow a high solar electricity fraction to be achieved in Southeast Asia.

Australian National University, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Received: 2012-07-26
Accepted: 2012-08-13
Published Online: 2013-03-22
Published in Print: 2012-09-20

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