This short article brilliantly shows how important Solar PV is for reducing *peak* demand on those few hottest days of the year: when it’s hottest is when we have the most solar PV to run our airconditioners and Solar PV has already cut PEAK demand by 21%! That stops ‘gold plating’ of the electricity grid… the build out of whole new power stations and energy lines JUST to supply the top 2 or 3 highest demand days of the year. As long as we don’t try to go BASELOAD (24 hours) with solar PV, we’re fine! (The grid still needs clean nukes… sadly, and as Dick Smith showed the other night, the electricity in a baseload solar PV house would cost 4 times as much).
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