Toward a Solar-Powered Grid

Greg Brinkman, Paul Denholm, Easan Drury, Robert Margolis, Matthew Mowers

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Recent growth in the use of solar electricity generation technologies has prompted increased scrutiny of the operational benefits and impacts of these variable generation sources. Like wind, the solar resource is both variable and uncertain. This presents challenges for maintaining system reliability at low cost, similar to those associated with the deployment of wind.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number5753324
Pages (from-to)24-32
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Magazine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-6A20-50319


  • opeational benefits and impacts
  • solar deployment
  • thermal energy storage


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