Out of the Dark Ages: How solar panels might make blackouts history
Did you boil a billy for a cuppa this week? Eat dinner by candlelight? Have a cold shower? Blackouts are rare in Australia but this week’s ferocious storms in NSW caused loss of power to thousands of homes, including many of the scientists who work at our energy centre in Newcastle. It prompted us to ask: Will blackouts become a thing of the past as our energy sources change?