Australia queen of photovoltaics. In 2020, over 362,000 installations with government Small-scale technology certificates were made in the country. These certificates act as a currency and can be sold to recover a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing the system.
The 2020 figure is up by 28% compared to 2019. The data also show the existence of over 2.68 million solar roofs currently active in the country. Michael Ambrose, Senior Experimental Scientist, sadi: "Australia is one of the sunniest places on the planet.
We are world leaders in photovoltaic capacity on a per capita basis with 591 Watts per person. Nearly eight times the world average." Larry Marshall, of CSIRO, added: "CSIRO has been analyzing and predicting the future of energy for more than two decades.
During that time we have thoroughly researched and monitored the cost reduction of renewable energy and the development of battery storage options. including our UltraBattery. Science has made renewables competitive with conventional sources, letting market forces take over to drive a global transition to lower emissions.
" Data said PV works in these Australian states: New South Wales (with 108,922 new plants), Queensland (86,912), Victoria (71,798), Western Australia (47,653) and South Australia (35,599).
Corella parrots invade an Australian town!
A flock of Corella Parrots has invaded a suburb of the city of Nowra, Australia. These Parrots are a protected species, therefore they cannot be driven away or touched by the inhabitants of the Australian town. This is a peculiar but not unusual phenomenon.
Parrot Corella is a member of the cockatoo family and belongs to the order of the parrot-shaped genus Nymphicus. In their natural habitat, these birds nest in forests or shrubs, located on the banks of rivers and reservoirs.
Sometimes they visit semi-desert plains and steppe zones with grassy vegetation. Wild Corellas are scared: to quench their thirst, the parrot flies in close contact with the surface of the water and takes several quick sips in an upright position.
The Corella parrot is a small bird, its size taking into account the tail is 30-35 cm. The tail is long and pointed at the end. The weight of an adult Corella is 95-110 grams. A parrot behind its head grows its feathers, forming a tuft, a small, curved beak.
Adult males are brighter in color than females. Males have shades of feathers in intense olive-gray shades, cheeks are bright orange yellow and the tuft is yallow.