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Rooftop solar eats up all demand in South Australia, world’s most renewable grid

https://reneweconomy.com.au/rooftop-solar-eats-up-all-demand-in-south-australia-worlds-most-renewable-grid/


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South Australia's rooftop solar energy accounted for all operational demand in the middle of the day on a recent Saturday, with operational demand falling to just 21MW. This is well below the previous minimum of 100MW set last October, and is the lowest operational demand a state has ever reached in Australia's National Electricity Market. The incursion of rooftop solar also set grid-wide minimum demand levels over the weekend.
Rooftop solar is causing an increase in battery storage, including the creation of "virtual power plants" and large-scale storage. South Australia's Tesla Big Battery at Hornsdale started the trend, but Western Australia is now building the country's first four-hour batteries to store excess solar energy during the day and transfer it to the evening peak.
AEMO has to rethink its grid management to ensure reliability and security due to South Australia's unique achievement of meeting its operational demand with rooftop solar alone. The organisation has introduced tighter standards for solar inverters to ensure they can be switched off when necessary, and this rollout has begun in South Australia and is now extending to other states including Western Australia, which has the world's largest standalone grid.


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  • Kevin

    37 w

    This is an impressive transition

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    • CHRIS NGATIA

      37 w

      Clean energy is a great transition , the transition we need

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      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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        South Australia's rooftop solar success is an inspiring example of the power of renewable energy. Achieving all operational demand with solar alone is a significant milestone, driving innovation in battery storage and grid management. As we transition to cleaner energy sources, it's crucial to adapt and ensure grid reliability. Kudos to South Australia for leading the way toward a more sustainable future. ☀️🔋🌏 #RenewableEnergy #GridInnovation

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          37 w

          Clean energy is the kind of transition we need

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          • johnte ndeto

            37 w

            clean energy is the way from house hold to companies among other consumers

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            • rosebellendiritu

              37 w

              Great transition,it clearly shows that we really don't need to rely on fossils

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              • Saustine Lusanzu

                37 w

                I am happy for Australia , This is good initiative so far

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  37 w

                  Impressive progress👏👏💚

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                  • walter lungayi

                    37 w

                    Renewable energy generators is the greatest move in phasing out fossil fuels

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