New study reveals small-scale renewable energy sources could cause power failures

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Renewable energy that feeds into the main power grid could destabilize the system and potentially cause power failures according to a new study.

Mathematicians from the University of Nottingham used data from smart meters to track how grid composition changes over time and found resilience varies over the course of a day and that a high uptake of solar panels can leave the grid more susceptible to failure. Their findings have been published today in Science Advances.
Domestic renewable energy generation is growing rapidly with just over one million small-scale solar Photo-Voltaic(PV) systems in the …

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