Solar power aided in the supply of 94% of South Australia‘s electricity demand. Had a quarter of its energy produced was not exported to Victoria, covering 100% of South Australia’s demand with Solar power could have been possible.
Solar power generation reached just over 1,700MW around that time. As an interesting fact, more than 70% of the solar power generation in South Australia is supplied from rooftop solar installation and the rest comes from utility-scale solar projects, proving the wide acceptance of rooftop solar in this state.
According to RenewEconomy, the surplus of supply over demand meant that prices in South Australia were negative, while only around 293MW of gas generation was being used, and wind output was also being squeezed out by rooftop solar.
This is a milestone in the history of South Australia state.
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