Let’s get this clear – this is Alice Springs. This is a pretty dry, pretty sunny place. This is not northern Germany or the UK. If solar worked anywhere one would assume that this would sooner be Alice Springs than most other places on earth. And yet, it does not. I guess their backups were woefully undersized. To keep costs artificially down. Let’s start comparing apples to apples. If you want to compare cost competitiveness with fossil power solutions, be ready to perform the way fossil sources do. If you cant, whatever you are, you are not comparable and hence saying that you are as cheap as a fossil solution makes you a liar. Let’s see what the residents of Alice Springs think of solar if this happens a few more times – which it will.
The two most senior energy bosses in Northern Territory sacked after report into Alice Springs “system black” identified major cultural and system problems.