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a systemic approach to energy

Editor-in-Chief: Schlögl, Robert

Managing Editor: Tiedtke, Marion

Editorial Board: Luther, Joachim / Meng, Qingbo / Hüttl, Reinhard F. / Koumoto, Kunihito / Gasteiger, Hubert

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

Blakers Andrew / Luther Joachim / Nadolny Anna
Published Online: 2013-03-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/green-2012-0013


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.

Keywords: solar energy; HVDC; photovoltaics; energy storage; renewable energy

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Blakers Andrew

Professor Andrew Blakers is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at the Australian National University. He was a Humboldt Fellow and has held Australian Research Council QEII and Senior Research Fellowships. His research interests are in the areas of photovoltaic and solar concentrator systems.

Luther Joachim

Professor Joachim Luther is the former Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and was the founding head of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore. He has made distinguished contributions to solar science, engineering and public policy. His main research interest is in the areas of photovoltaic, solar and energy efficient buildings and sustainable energy systems.

Nadolny Anna

Ms Anna Nadolny is currently studying a BEng/BSc at UNSW. She is completing her honours year, studying hybrid photovoltaic devices. Her research interests include organic and hybrid device physics, and large scale renewable energy.

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

Citation Information: GREEN, Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 189–202, ISSN (Online) 1869-8778, ISSN (Print) 1869-876X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/green-2012-0013.

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