Wind power provided 64% of SA power for six days

AN analysis of South Australia's grid data for the week leading up to December 29 last year shows the state effectively ran on green energy for six and a half days in one stretch which is a new record for the maverick renewables state.

Wind power provided 64% of SA power for six days Wind power provided 64% of SA power for six days Wind power provided 64% of SA power for six days Wind power provided 64% of SA power for six days Wind power provided 64% of SA power for six days

South Australian energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan

Notably, solar was not the key generator in this time, but wind power, at 64.4%. Wind power is most productive in Australian contexts overnight after the sun sets. 

Rooftop solar held 29.