Solar's bite into energy demand

The solar PV boom has left an indelible mark on power demand during the day, with our charts of the week highlighting how rapidly demand has fallen between 7am and 5pm.

Our charts of the week look at how the reduction in electricity demand plays out over the time of day relative to the peak in National Electricity Market demand in 2007-08. Produced by Professor Mike Sandiford of Melbourne University’s Energy Institute, they reveal some interesting patterns.


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