25 Feb '15, 6am

Solar PV Will Be Cheapest Form Of Power Within A Decade

No, solar does not need storage. There’s no law that says it needs to be stored. If you produce more solar electricity or wind electricity than can be used no one comes around to arrest you. If solar electricity is being fed into the grid and there isn’t enough demand for it, it will simply be curtailed. Not very often, but sometimes we have more wind production in South Australia than can be used. When that happens we just curtail it. It is a cheaper option than building either some form of on grid storage or building extra transmission to reach exisiting storage or consumers. And we will continue to curtail production until it becomes profitable to store it or transmit it to someone who wants it. And I will mention that Austrlian solar is pretty oblivious to the wholesale price of electricity. About half of the population already lives in zero tariff states which means t...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/25/solar-pv-will-cheapes...

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