The Australian Solar Council has become a founding member of the Global Solar Council, launched at the COP 21 climate change meeting in Paris.
The worlds leading regional and national solar associations have come together to accelerate the uptake of solar technology across the globe.
Steve Blume, the President of the Australian Solar Council, is a founding Board Member of the Global Solar Council.
The Global Solar Council strives to convey 3 Key Messages about solar power:
Solar power is already one of the cheapest forms of electricity globally
Solar power is everywhere, and alleviates poverty, especially in rural areas
To avoid a greater than 2ºC increase in global temperatures, we must strongly accelerate the deployment of solar power.
Today solar accounts for about 1% of global power generation.
Together we are targeting 10% global solar power by 2030.
The principal members of the Global Solar Council include Australia, China, Europe, India and other Asian countries, Middle East, South America and the US.