Publications, Reports & Research
Solar intermittency: Australia's clean energy challenge
1st June 2012
Solar intermittency and grid integration are two fundamental barriers to the uptake of large-scale solar power in Australia and around the world.
Whilst much is said about the effect of intermittency on electricity networks, the information shared and views expressed are often anecdotal, difficult to verify and limited to a particular technical, geographical or social context. There is surprisingly very little real-world data on how intermittency, particularly solar intermittency, affects electricity networks.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of worldwide research and practical results on renewable generation intermittency, examining what common conclusions can be drawn from other efforts in this area, and how these may apply in the Australian context.