Update: Effective Load-Carrying Capability of Photovoltaics in the United States; Preprint

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This paper provides an update on the U.S. distribution of effective load-carrying capability (ELLC) for photovoltaics by analyzing recent load data from 39 U.S. utilities and time-coincident output of PV installations simulated from high-resolution, time/site-specific satellite data. Results show that overall regional trends identified in the early 1990s remain pertinent today, while noting asignificant increase in PV ELCC in the western and northern United States, and a modest decrease in the central and eastern United States.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2006
EventSolar 2006 Conference and Exhibition - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 8 Jul 200613 Jul 2006


ConferenceSolar 2006 Conference and Exhibition
CityDenver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-620-40068


  • American Solar Energy Society
  • ASEs
  • carbon emissions
  • deployment
  • electricity
  • grid-connected solar photovoltaic electric systems (PV)
  • large-scale PV
  • PV
  • PV generation
  • PV systems
  • Solar 2006
  • solar photovoltaics (PV)
  • solar PV


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