Tag Archives: solar PV

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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Article: Hot weather in NSW drives demand higher

Demand rose in NSW today off the back of some hot weather

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Article: SA electricity demand at New Year’s exhibiting the “Duck Curve” affliction

New Years Eve and New Years Day have provided 2 excellent examples of the “Duck Curve” in South Australia

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Article: Barcaldine Solar Farm output – and the audacious 50% by 2030 renewables ambition

A quick look at first output of Barcaldine Solar Farm – as a segue into consideration of what we see as an “audacious” 50% by 2030 ambition.

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