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Solar Tops Coal Briefly as Australia’s No-1 Power Source – ABC

For a period on Friday solar accounted for about 40% of power on the national market, over coal at 38%, according to the report, which said this is the future under renewables.


Australian actress Cate Blanchett, left, stands with Suntech founder Zhengrong Shi and his wife Vivienne among a solar array on the roof of the Sydney Theatre Company in late 2010. Rooftop solar is set to take over as the country's number one power source as changes are made to the nation's power grid, experts say. Photo: AFP / Greg Wood.

 

For about 30 minutes on Friday, Australia got “a glimpse of what a renewables-powered future might look like”, when solar power eclipsed coal as  the leading source of power on the nation’s energy market in all states except Western Australia and the Northern Territory, a report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said on Saturday.

Around lunchtime on Friday, solar accounted for about 40% of power on the national market, over coal at 38%, according to the report, which said that this was the first time this had occurred under under ‘normal’ conditions – not a shortage of coal-fired power – and that most of the power came from rooftop solar panels than large-scale solar farms.

Read the full report. The ABC.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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