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Oct 13, 2020

Solar meets 100 per cent of South Australia demand for first time

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The combination of rooftop and utility scale solar met 100 per cent of demand in South Australia for the first time on Sunday, reaching a milestone that will surely be repeated many times over – and for longer periods – in the future.

The milestone was reached at 12.05pm grid time (Australian eastern standard time), with rooftop solar providing 992MW, or 76.3 per cent of state demand, and utility scale solar providing a further 315MW – meaning all three of the state’s big solar farms, Bungala 1m Bungala 2 and Tailem Bend were operating at full capacity.

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  1. Doom says:

    Great!
    Electricity prices in SA are double of what is in NSW or VIC. Australia has 40% af all uranium in the world, Just buy one Russian nuclear station and slash the bills to 1/10th!

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