South Australia to introduce flexible exports for new and upgraded systems as it seeks to manage the growing dominance of rooftop 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.
Covid is not the only reason that the heat has gone out of the rooftop solar PV market in Australia.
Rooftop solar is going to fundamentally change the grid, AEMO says, and push operational demand down to lows never contemplated before.
A combination of high-profile grid failures, power outages, and mounting electricity bills, has put a rocket under the US home solar and battery market.
Solar exceeds coal output as renewables set new record share of demand in Australia’s main grid.
The number of negative pricing events jumped to nearly 5,000 in past year as rooftop solar reduced demand and coal generators tried to avoid shutting down.
Distribution networks finally given responsibility for supporting household solar exports, but they shouldn’t be charging for them.
Snowy Hydro will impose a massive additional cost on NSW customers, but solar panels on household roofs, which bring prices down for all of us, are the focus of massive reform.