Interesting story about solar power being sent to Indonesia...not sure how feasible this really is, but it's evidence of how solar is becoming more and more commercially viable in Australia. Read an excerpt here.
An ambitious energy export plan could see solar power generated in Western Australia's north-west piped to Indonesia.
A report commissioned by the Pilbara Development Commission and authored by Australian and Indonesian researchers looked into the potential to export electricity generated by photovoltaic (PV) solar in the Pilbara to Asia.
The study found it was feasible to deliver energy generated from a Pilbara solar facility and send it via a high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable under the sea to Indonesia.
Project manager Geoff James said the aim was to deliver a pilot project which would involve the development of a three gigawatt solar farm and a subsea transmission cable by 2030.