een wereldwijd elektriciteitsnet een oplossing voor veel problemen  GENI es una institución de investigación y educación-enfocada en la interconexión de rejillas de electricidad entre naciones.  ??????. ????????????????????????????????????  nous proposons la construction d’un réseau électrique reliant pays et continents basé sur les ressources renouvelables  Unser Planet ist mit einem enormen Potential an erneuerbaren Energiequellen - Da es heutzutage m` glich ist, Strom wirtschaftlich , können diese regenerativen Energiequellen einige der konventionellen betriebenen Kraftwerke ersetzen.  한국어/Korean  utilizando transmissores de alta potência em áreas remotas, e mudar a força via linha de transmissões de alta-voltagem, podemos alcançar 7000 quilómetros, conectando nações e continentes    
What's Geni? Endorsements Global Issues Library Policy Projects Support GENI
Add news to your site >>

About Us

Library >> Renewable Energy Resource Maps >> Oceania

Renewable Energy Resources in OCEANIA

Bioenergy | Geothermal | Hydropower | Ocean | Solar | Wind

Wind Potential in Oceania


Australia is one of the few developed countries that can boast an abundance of wind, sun, water and land. The southern-most region of Australia is buffeted by the 40-50ºS wind zone, known as the 'Roaring Forties'. The westerly winds are strong and steady. Australia also rests in the most favourable solar radiation belt - between latitudes 15º and 35ºS. Within this belt, an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year can be relied on as an endless source of energy. (1)

Hydro systems, New Zealand's largest renewable energy source, generate around 60-70% of the country's electricity and is available on an ongoing basis. New Zealand's unigue geographic characteristics allow a number of renewable energy sources to be utilised - including hydro, geothermal, wind, biogas and solar. Geothermal energy production is the third largest renewable energy source, after hydroelectricity and biomass (5% of main energy supply). New Zealand’s renewable energy target is a supply 22 per cent by 2012. (2)

The Pacific Island Countries are currently heavily dependent on fossil fuels, with petroleum products accounting for an estimated 80 percent of its primary commercial energy consumption. Electricity is mainly supplied through diesel-fired power generation units. Renewable Energy, mostly hydro, is estimated to contribute less than 10 percent of each PIC’s commercial energy use. (3)


Related GENI Resources
Definitions Renewable Energy Resources
Current Articles on Renewable Energy Resources and Transmission
National Energy Grid Maps
Australian Greenhouse Office - Renewable Energy
REGA (Renewable Energy Generators of Australia)
BCSE (Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy)
EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, NZ) - Renewable Energy
PPA (Pacific Power Association)
PIREP (Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Programme)
IGA Oceania
ANZSES (Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society)
Bioenergy Australia
AusWEA (Australian Wind Energy Association)
Bioenergy Association of New Zealand
NZGA (New Zealand Geothermal Association)
New Zealand Wind Energy Association
Renewable Energy News

Energy Central
Renewable Energy Access
ReFocus Weekly

Renewable and Alternative Energy News

Updated: 2016/06/30

If you speak another language fluently and you liked this page, make a contribution by translating it! For additional translations check out (Voor vertaling van Engels tot Nederlands) (For oversettelse fra Engelsk til Norsk)
(Для дополнительных переводов проверяют )