Heads-up you ‘climate emergency’ types in Labour Government and HBRC!
In Australia, 1 in 4 houses has a solar power system. As of 31 October 2020 more than 2.59 million rooftop solar power systems have been installed across Australia.
And last October 11, South Australia generated more solar power that the grid’s total electricity demand at the time. That’s a grid serving nearly 1.8 million people!
Here’s what that looks like in chart form.
Where is this solar power coming from? Almost three-quarters – about 1.7 gigawatts – was generated from rooftop solar, not large utility-size installations. This kind of ‘distributed’ power generation – truly power from/to the people – poses major adaptive challenges to grid operators in terms of safety and electricity management over the system, as our local Unison is well aware.
BloombergNEF expects South Australia rooftop solar to reach 2.8 gigawatts by 2030.