Andrew Blakers is a Professor of Engineering at the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics.

Professor Blakers works in the areas of solar energy, pumped hydro energy storage and 100 per cent renewable energy futures. He is a member of the ANU Institute for Climate Energy and Disaster Solutions.

Fields of expertise



Racing with the sun: student-designed car lights up prestigious solar race

It begins and ends on the red road that connects Darwin and Adelaide. Three thousand kilometres of gum…

12 January 2024


ANU solar pioneer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering  

An internationally renowned expert in solar energy from The Australian National University (ANU) who helped transform the efficiency…


Researchers develop tool to maximise Australia’s solar and wind potential

A new tool developed by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) shows the best locations around Australia…


Australia needs much more solar and wind power, but where are the best sites?

Renewable energy’s share of Australia’s main electricity grid has more than doubled from 16 per cent to 35 per cent in five…


Extra 1,500 pumped hydro sites could bolster Australia’s clean energy grids

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have released a detailed study outlining 1,500 additional locations across the country that could potentially be used to…


$45m injection to electrify innovation in Aussie solar tech

The Australian National University (ANU) will play a critical role in researching and developing cheaper, more efficient and more…


Emissions reductions are at our fingertips

The Commonwealth Government’s recently revealed ‘net zero plan’ is a distraction. Sure, a commitment to net zero emissions in 2050 is…


Net zero by 2050 only possible if renewables ramp up: expert

Australia will not achieve net zero emissions until well after 2050 at the rate emissions are declining, experts…

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