Do networks really have a solution for managing high grid voltage?

At Edge Electrons, we’ve talked a lot over the last few months about the negative impact high grid voltage is having on solar customers and all electricity users across Australia. To recap, our electricity grid is struggling to cope with the growing penetration of residential solar. To help manage this problem, electricity network companies are delivering power to our homes at voltage levels which increase our electricity bills, damage our appliances and can even cut off our solar systems. The Guardian Newspaper reported last night that “voltages on our electricity networks are being run at levels far above where they should be, which is 230 volts.” In fact, the article goes on to say that a

A week in review: Energy Anarchy

Just hours before the AFR Energy Summit kicked off last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its most dire warning yet on the future of our planet. So, with this global issue looming, what did we learn from our industry leaders and politicians? The rampant uptake of rooftop solar by frustrated, unhappy customers is beyond dire. It's an evil that threatens the very core of an energy executive’s bonus. Energy companies have started to "curtail solar". In plain English, this means they are stopping your solar investment from working. After 10 years, millions of dollars and way too much hot air, our national energy policy is now basically just a Minister threatening

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