For all the data enthusiasts: one of our fantastic interns Claudia has written an article on Medium about using Solar Analytics data and R's gganimate package for time series visualisations. Check it out!

It's inevitable that some solar resellers will go out of business, well before the lifetime of your solar system. So what should you do? Is there cause to worry? If you're a solar orphan, read on for next steps.

Solar Analtyics is leading a project funded by ARENA to provide data about how solar systems respond to voltage disturbances on the grid, with the aim to improve the Australian Energy Market Operator’s modelling, and therefore increase the amount of PV rooftop solar that Australia’s power system can handle.

AEMO's recent report into the major disturbance on the National Energy Market in August 2018 used Solar Analytics data to understand the response of rooftop PV. The analysis of Solar Analytics data showed that rooftop solar assisted in resolving the issue by reducing generation as required in at least two states, and has provided learnings for the industry for future incidents. Our Head of Algorithms, Dr Jonathon Dore, breaks down what happened in a short and easy-to-understand blog post.

As reported by the AFR, AEMO released a report on Thursday investigating the rare 'islanding' of QLD and NSW's electricity supply on the 25th August 2018 when lightening struck a transmission tower supporting the QLD-NSW electricity interconnector lines. AEMO used Solar Analytics data in collaboration with the UNSW to understand the role of rooftop PV solar in the event.

Read on for an overview of the investigation by Naomi Stringer from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of NSW.