Audio Solar thermal electricity

TLF ID M016584

This program gives an update on research into solar thermal electricity. Liddell Power Station in the Hunter Valley, NSW is a hybrid power station using solar energy to pre-heat water and so reduce the use of coal and the production of carbon dioxide. Some scientists claim that harnessing the solar heat in an area 50km square would be enough to supply all the electricity required in Australia. Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio interview.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is an excellent example for year 7 to year 10 science students as it reveals science as a human endeavour in the pursuit of the Australian cross curriculum priority, Sustainability. This is relevant to the context of carbon pricing and global warming.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Science

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Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Audio
Rights
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.