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Household solar uptake meant demand on Australia’s grid in summer peak fell to five-year low – The Guardian

Audit underlines role renewables are playing in making coal-fired power unprofitable, expert says

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Pressure on the national electricity grid at the peak of last summers heat fell to its lowest level in five years due to the rising influence of household solar panels, a new analysis has found.
Summer is usually the time of greatest strain on the electricity system due to the widespread use of energy hungry air-conditioners, but the demand on the hottest day dipped this year as more electricity came from decentralised rooftop solar systems, which sit outside the grid.
An audit by the energy consultant…

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