Fantastic Output Records Of Rooftop Solar In All Australian States
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In this past month, the rooftop solar in Australia has set new output record in every Australian state. The new benchmarks are highlighted by the AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator), in the map below:
The new benchmarks have been highlighted by the Australian Energy Market Operator in the map above. New data shows that the number of rooftop systems across Australia has grown to more than three million.
“Rooftop solar PV installed on millions of homes and businesses has set new generation records across Australia in the last few weeks, and we expect these records to be broken through the upcoming summer,” AEMO observed in a tweet this week.
The map above shows the aggregate output and their share of local demand at the time. In South Australia, that share has actually reached a peak of 88% (total demand was not as high at the time.)
Rooftop solar has tremendous impact on the grid operation, setting new record lows for minimum operational demand in many Australian states (including this week in Western Australia where 830 MW was set, with rooftop solar providing 63% of the total demand at the time).
For the first time in South Australia, rooftop solar has sent operational demand on local networks to negative territory, including in late October when the network was dealing with negative demand (when he output of rooftop solar exceeds the demand in the network) for more than four hours. This negative demand was only on the local network and does not include some large load centers such as BHP’s Olympic Dam (which is connected directly to the broader transmission network).
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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