There has been some concern recently that our electricity networks are facing an impending voltage crisis. The blame is generally pointed at renewables – rooftop solar panels in particular.
The Conversation spoke with Lawrence McIntosh and Dani Alexander from the Institute of Sustainable Futures about how projects like Networks Renewed can show that technologies such as “smart inverters” like the Reposit box – can help manage voltage at the households instead of at substations. It can also improve the quality of our power and flip the potential problem of household renewables into a solution.
They highlighted that new solar and battery systems now have the intelligence to manage voltage in a cheaper and more targeted way, through their “smart” inverters. These new technologies may provide the missing link to new renewable and reliable energy sources.
For more information on how this works read the full article in The Conversation - http://theconversation.com/crisis-what-crisis-how-smart-solar-can-protect-our-vulnerable-power-grids-72487