South Australia on Sunday became the first gigawatt scale grid in the world to reach zero operational demand on Sunday when the combined output of rooftop solar and other small non-scheduled generators exceeded all the local customer load requirements.

Read the Story

Show Top Comments

The following submission statement was provided by /u/thispickleisntgreen: — The Australian market has some of the world’s most expensive electricity. The cost to install residential rooftop solar retrofits is also among the cheapest. These two items combined make for massive volumes of residential rooftop solar being installed, and as can be seen by this recent record it’s changing the power grid in Australia massively. — Please reply to OP’s comment here: /r/Futurology/comments/qza3xx/south_australia_on_sunday_became_the_first/hll4y0f/

FuturologyBot

The Australian market has some of the world’s most expensive electricity. The cost to install residential rooftop solar retrofits is also among the cheapest. These two items combined make for massive volumes of residential rooftop solar being installed, and as can be seen by this recent record it’s changing the power grid in Australia massively.

thispickleisntgreen

SA resident here: My projected bill for this Q (the first full Q of panels being installed on my new home) is a credit of +$50 Down from -$500 in the last Q with panels installed for part and -$650 from the Q before with no solar Feelsgoodman

stupv

Denmark has had negative energy prices because of a surplus from renewables several times?

_WasteOfSkin_

Good. Now can you make my electricity cheaper please. I’m moving from WA to SA next month and I’m dreading the cost moving back after 5 years.

rastagizmo