"Every day of the year, Australia installs about 1,000 rooftop solar systems;
those black rectangles appearing on rooftops everywhere represent billions of
dollars spent on silicon, glass and a little bit of metal.
Given we have the highest uptake of solar in the world, you might expect that
some of these panels would be made here.
But with a few exceptions, that's never the case.
Twenty years ago it was different: Australia appeared set to be a global player
in the small but promising industry of manufacturing panels that could extract
energy from the sun.
And then everything changed."
Via Muse, who wrote "Australia has missed so many opportunities due to its
backward government that nevertheless is repeatedly voted back in."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics