Solar Data Inputs for Integration and Transmission Planning Studies

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Abstract

Renewable energy integration studies are frequently conducted to evaluate the impacts wind and solar power have on grid operations and planning. In the United States, these studies have historically been focused on wind energy integration. However, with the rapid deployment of large-scale and distributed solar power across the United States. and Hawaii, the interest in solar power variability andits impacts on the grid is increasing. To complete detailed integration studies, modeled power production of existing and future solar power deployments is necessary. This paper discusses some of the methods used to generate photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) production profiles for studies undertaken in the United States, evaluates the results, and compares the profiles withmeasured solar power production characteristics.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Event10th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 25 Oct 201126 Oct 2011

Conference

Conference10th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants
CityAarhus, Denmark
Period25/10/1126/10/11

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-52749

Keywords

  • numerical weather prediction
  • PV
  • solar integration
  • statistical methods
  • variability

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