Rooftop solar sends operational demand to a record low in NSW, the state grid with the heaviest dependence on coal.
Australian solar start-up founded in a garage and backed by billionaire investors included Mike Cannon-Brookes, claims new world solar efficiency record.
Australia has easily beaten its previous record for the share of renewables on its main grid, and set a new record for the share of wind and solar.
In the next few months South Australia could become the first gigawatt scale grid in the world to meet all its demand from rooftop solar.
Rooftop solar sends minimum “operational demand” to a new low in WA’s main grid, some 10 per cent below the previous benchmark.
The hardest part of achieving 100 per cent renewables is the last five or 10 per cent. Green hydrogen is now being viewed as a cheap and effective solution.
AEMO says the switch to 5-minute settlement ready to go on October 1, a switch expected to support investment in new technologies, including battery storage.
Victoria puts call out for another 600MW of new, large-scale renewable energy capacity, with the launch of its second VRET auction.
New Energy Solar says curtailment issues complicated its exit from Australian market, particularly at Manildra solar farm where output fell 40pct.
Rooftop solar is going to fundamentally change the grid, AEMO says, and push operational demand down to lows never contemplated before.