Clouds clear for solar powerPosted: Thursday, 14th June, 2012
For a country with so much sunlight, some might think Australia has been slow to adapt its electricity generation mix to include solar power.
One of the main reasons for this is solar intermittency.
We can’t control when the sun shines or when a cloud passes by. This effect – solar intermittency – adds an additional level of complexity for the electricity market and network in the already delicate balancing act involved in managing the electricity grid.