Sometimes, having too much is not a good thing. As the number of solar rooftop installations in Australia rises, it creates concerns that too much energy is flooding into the electricity grid, and could cause blackouts as the system struggles to control the excess power.
Pumped hydro energy storage ‘could make Australia run on renewable energy alone within 20 years’
Australia has the capacity to store up to 1,000 times more renewable energy than it could ever conceivably need, according to an analysis by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU).
Busselton couple Sherry and Barrie Thomas have had only one blackout during 11 years of living with off-grid solar energy.
Thousands of home owners are saving money on their power bills by installing solar panels combined with energy storage battery installations, according to a report in Domain.