Study: Climate change disrupts solar power production

A research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia now sees a rather obvious assumption confirmed by model calculations: Climate change will also affect solar power generation in the future and, if appropriate countermeasures are not taken, can lead to serious disruptions.
According to a UNSW release, the modeling conducted for Australia, but presumably relevant in a similar way for other regions, shows that the magnitude, frequency and duration of so-called ramps, i.e. rapid, sharp changes in solar power production in an area, »will significantly change over the next century.« The fluctuations in power production, and thus voltage, in the grid caused by sudden swings can logically threaten its stability without appropriate countermeasures. This, the research group concludes, must be taken into account when developing solar power infrastructure.

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