QUIZ: Test your renewable energy knowledge

Renewable energy quiz

We’ve all heard about solar and wind energy – but how much do you really know about low-carbon power generation? Take our renewable energy quiz to prove you’ve been paying attention and show off what a bright spark you are!

1. Which of these is not a renewable energy source?
2. The power of wind has been harnessed throughout recorded history, but when was the world’s first megawatt-size wind turbine connected to the electric grid?
3. What sort of energy drives the generator of a wind turbine?
4. When the photons in sunlight hit the solar panels on your roof, electricity is produced via the ______ effect.
5. Several solar panels can be wired together to form a...
6. Sending solar power to the electricity grid earns you a credit on your bill. This is called a…
7. A solar panel system with a capacity of more than 100kW and a total annual electricity output of more than 250Mwh is defined by the Clean Energy Regulator as…
8. The Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan calls for Australia to draw 90 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the late 2030s. The AEMO calls this…
9. The government program that enables consumers to choose what percentage of their power they want to come from a renewable energy source is called…
10. Fast chargers for electric cars run on…