Wind output reaches a new record high on Australia’s main grid on Tuesday night.
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Australia’s main grid hits record share of renewables on Sunday, despite many wind and solar farms switching off to dodge negative prices.
Australia’s government has consistently forecasted rising coal exports, but the reality has been vey different.
Like wind and solar, the costs of battery storage are plummeting far faster than anyone expected.
Utility scale solar output its hits record level in Australia’s main grid on Friday, although it was still just half that of rooftop solar on households and business.
Did you know that Texas isn’t even that great a performer in terms of proportion of wind power? Here’s every state that’s better!
Wind surpassed coal as primary generation source in 2020 for Southwest Power Pool, the grid that supplies a vast territory stretching from Texas to the Canadian border.
Solar and wind farms are becoming adept at dancing around negative pricing events. Even some brown coal generators are showing surprising flexibility.
South Australia now boasts cheapest grid power in Australia, thanks to its dominant share of wind and solar, and a world-first milestone of having solar meet all its electricity demand.
How does Australia fare in the European renewable energy stakes? 2020 was a great year for renewables, so competition is tough.