Renewables for industryProject Accelerating the Growth Development of Energy Monitoring
This is the Final Knowledge Sharing Report for this Solar Analytics Project. The project aimed to accelerate the deployment of technology to monitor the performance of residential solar PV systems and provide low-cost analytics and fault diagnostics. This report outlines key project outcomes and lessons learnt.
One of the key challenges facing the electricity industry in the transition to 100% renewable energy is how to equitably and cost effectively manage the increasing amounts of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as rooftop solar and batteries. It is essential that consumers continue to be able to install DER to reduce their electricity costs, while maintaining grid reliability and providing equitable outcomes for all electricity customers.
There are 3 million rooftop solar systems installed across Australia, with a combined generation capacity of 15GW, approximately 20% of the total Australian generation capacity or 7% of electricity generation. In South Australia, Rooftop Solar has provided up to 84% of total electricity demand (34% nationally).