Renewable and Sustainable Energy in Queensland
Strong government and private support in Queensland’s renewable energy sector (which includes solar, wind and geothermal) has led to significant growth across the industry111. The State is considered as the premier location in Australia for "renewable energy manufacturing and generation"111 and it is predicted that the sector will continue to experience growth "boosting employment and regional development"111.
Boasting the world’s highest level of solar exposure – "an average of 20 megajoules per square metre" – Queensland is the ideal location for organisations wishing to invest in solar energy111.
The Sunshine State "also has vast resources of hot rocks and underground hot water basins" which can be utilised to generate geothermal power111.
*Please refer to the 2013 LSQ Member Directory for references.