Full credit has to go to the C.S.I.R.O. – one of the ‘unsung heroes ‘ of Australian innovation and a hugely successful researcher of solar power and solar panel technology for the next generation. They have the capability to ‘print’ thin film solar cells of A3 size with applications like back up power for portable equipment, lighting, laptops etc. In the future they are looking at laminating this solar technology onto building components like windows and roofs – truly amazing. Given Australia’s average annual days of sunshine are amongst the highest in the world, solar power has a virtually unlimited future in this country as the flexibility of solar technology increases and price trends continue to decline.