A global solar expert has stated that Australia has the potential to be the first continent to be a 100 % renewable powered continent but it is not living up to his potential. There should be a very strong political will to do so. Current Solar Energy accounts only to 5% of Australia’s total power generation. It is estimated that Solar Energy could produce up to 60 % of Australia’s energy needs. 6 out of 10 Australians consider Coal and CSG will have a damaging effect on the Australian Environment. About 90% of Australians have a strong desire to switch to Solar Energy as it is the most energy efficient and cost effective on the longer run.