Tag Archives: solar PV

Article: The first stage of the Kidston Energy Park powers up

With Genex releasing an ASX announcement of first revenue at Kidston Solar Farm, we use NEMreview v7 to have a quick look.

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Article: Following up, with a top-down (NEM-wide) look at daily solar production (small and large) through 2017

Following on from my earlier post about my own experiences as a small power generator (with solar PV at home), I’ve taken a broader look at solar PV production NEM-wide, including over the corresponding “stormy weather” period of October highlighted in the prior article.

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Article: Some initial musings about my own Rooftop Solar Learning Exercise

There’s already been a large uptake of distributed energy generation data, and there promises to be much more to come in this energy transition. With this comes some significant challenges – along with opportunities (with respect to the electricity production itself, and also in terms of the data that’s produced). So in the interest of doing things better, here’s a detailed look at our own rooftop solar experiences at home.

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Article: Cloud patterns on Friday 19th May 2017 – leading to a day of low Solar PV output, NEM-wide

Following Wednesday’s article by Paul McArdle on WattClarity, we’ve reviewed the (very cloudy) weather patterns for Friday 19th May 2017, and the accuracy of Solcast’s predictions of a day of low solar PV output

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Article: A solar eclipse is just one type of a larger class of challenge with solar PV

Some thoughts about challenges with intermittent solar PV, triggered by this week’s Solar Eclipse in North America

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Article: A personal experience of spot-price paid solar injections

The recent demise of start-up retailer, Urth Energy (suspended from the market by the AEMO on 1st February) was an unfortunate development on this path of the energy transition.

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Article: About solar panels (predominantly) facing north, not west

To clarify a quotation today in the Fairfax media about solar PV performance on heatwave Friday in NSW.

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Article: Illustrating how the currently installed rooftop solar PV has reduced peak demand – but more won’t reduce it more**

Looking at 13th, 14th and 15th January and the contribution of solar PV to peak demand reduction

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Article: [UPDATED] NEM-wide demand screams past 34,000MW today

NEM-wide demand roared to life today, for the first time this summer, with hot weather pretty much everywhere.

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Article: Queensland electricity demand surpasses 9000MW in heatwave

Hot weather drives Queensland demand higher than 9,000MW for the first time this summer – even with many people still out on holidays…

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