Times Past: May 14, 1979

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By Isabella Gillespie
May 13 2022 - 2:00pm
Times Past: May 14, 1979

Scientists at the Australian National University were making big steps towards renewable energy on this day in 1979, after it was announced that a prototype solar-energy power station would be built by the team in far-western NSW. The introduction of the station would mean that after two years, the small town would derive all of its electricity from the sun's rays.

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