The price of renewable electricity has dropped lower than the price of conventional electricity in recent years. Globally, solar and wind now account for more than half of new electricity capacity.
This masterclass will give an overview of the astonishing growth in renewables that we’ve seen to date, and discuss what we can expect for the future. In particular, we will look at new technology developments, and the potential of solar and hydrogen to transform the way we produce and use energy.
About the speaker
Kylie Catchpole is a Professor at The Australian National University (ANU) School of Engineering. Her research interests include solar cells and solar fuels, as well as the broader energy transition. Professor Catchpole’s group has created world record efficiency solar cells, and their work on direct solar-tohydrogen generation was named among the top 10 innovations by the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) in 2020. She was awarded the inaugural John Booker Medal for Engineering Science from the Australian Academy of Science.