Solar Correlation Penalty

This was a term we coined to follow on from prior use of the term ‘wind correlation penalty’, particular with respect to what we’d seen happening in terms of cannibalisation of revenues for wind farms in South Australia.

In the case of solar, there is obviously an alignment of general harvest patterns because of the relatively narrow east-to-west spread of the NEM.

Will add more description later…




A number of articles have been written on WattClarity to reference the ‘solar correlation penalty’, with some tagged that way (when we have remembered).