Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Too much of a good thing: Solar power surge is flooding the grid

The rising number of solar rooftop installations is creating concerns that too much energy is flooding into the electricity grid, and could cause blackouts as the system struggles to control the excess power.
The rise of rooftop solar is a boon for households but
creating a headache for electricity distributors.
"Solar spill", when high levels of energy are generated by rooftop installations in the middle of the day when demand is low, is becoming a problem for Australia’s electricity networks, according to Andrew Dillon, the head of the grid representative body Energy Networks Australia.


Read the story by Cole Latimer from The Age - “Too much of a good thing: Solar power surge is flooding the grid.”

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