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Performance Parameters for Grid-Connected PV Systems  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by Midwest Research Institute * Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 B. Marion, J. Adelstein, and K. Boyle National Renewable Energy Laboratory H. Hayden, B. Hammond, T. Fletcher, B. Canada, and D. Narang Arizona Public Service Co. D. Shugar, H. Wenger, A. Kimber, and L. Mitchell PowerLight Corporation G. Rich and T. Townsend First Solar Prepared for the 31 st IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference and Exhibition Lake Buena Vista, Florida January 3-7, 2005 February 2005 * NREL/CP-520-37358 Performance Parameters for Grid-Connected PV Systems

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A single-phase grid-connected PV system with active power filter  

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In this paper a single-phase active power filter based in a two stages grid-connected photovoltaic system is presented. The proposed system can not only inject PV power into utility but can act always as an active power filter to compensate the load ... Keywords: THD, grid-connected PV systems, power factor and active power filter, single-phase systems

Kleber C. A. De Souza; Denizar C. Martins

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct power control of grid connected PV systems with three level NPC inverter  

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This paper presents the control of a three-level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) voltage source inverter for grid connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. The control method used is the Extended Direct Power Control (EDPC), which is a generic approach for Direct Power Control (DPC) of multilevel inverters based on geometrical considerations. Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithms, that allow maximal power conversion into the grid, have been included. These methods are capable of extracting maximum power from each of the independent PV arrays connected to each DC link voltage level. The first one is a conventional MPPT which outputs DC link voltage references to EDPC. The second one is based on DPC concept. This new MPPT outputs power increment references to EDPC, thus avoiding the use of a DC link voltage regulator. The whole control system has been tested on a three-level NPC voltage source inverter connected to the grid and results confirm the validity of the method. (author)

Alonso-Martinez, Jaime; Eloy-Garcia, Joaquin; Arnaltes, Santiago [Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University Carlos III of Madrid, Avda. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid (Spain)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavelet technique based islanding detection and improved repetitive current control for reliable operation of grid-connected PV systems  

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Abstract Recent years have witnessed a thrust towards the use of solar energy as the major renewable energy source for distributed power generation. The proposed system requires reliable detection technique and suitable current control strategy for proper operation. This paper focuses on plug-in repetitive current (RC) control strategy for grid connected inverter system and wavelet technique for electrical grid status identification. The performance of proposed current control technique employed for grid connected inverter system under distorted and unbalanced grid voltage is compared with the existing conventional methods like PI and PR controller. This controller uses the feedback control system for attenuating periodic disturbances, improving high quality sinusoidal output current and high power factor. The proposed scheme employs fourth order infinite impulse response (IIR) filter for maintaining its resonance frequency, output frequency matching with grid fundamental frequency and reduction of harmonics. The DC-DC boost converter implements incremental conductance based (INC) maximum power point tracker (MPPT) algorithm. The effects of LCL filter for improving disturbance rejection capability and dynamic performance of the proposed system is also demonstrated. Grid connected PV inverter employs wavelet technique for an islanding detection functionality in order to determine the status of the electrical grid. In order to show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, modeling and simulation for grid connected PV system is performed using MATLAB/SIMULINK and its PowerSim toolbox.

Smitha Joyce Pinto; Gayadhar Panda

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blanc, I., Beloin-Saint-Pierre, D., Payet, J., Jacquin, P., Adra, N., Mayer, D., Espace-PV: key sensitive parameters for environmental impacts of grid-connected PV systems with LCA , In Proceedings of the 23rd  

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sensitive parameters for environmental impacts of grid-connected PV systems with LCA », In Proceedings FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GRID-CONNECTED PV SYSTEMS WITH LCA I. BLANC1 , D. BELOIN-SAINT-PIERRE1 , J. PAYET2 , P of sensitive parameters for the life cycle analysis (LCA) of PV system showed that irradiation intensity

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Battery Management for Grid-Connected PV Systems with a Battery  

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}@usc.edu ABSTRACT Photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems are one of the most promising renewable power sources-connected systems, Photovoltaic power, Electricity bill 1. INTRODUCTION The number and capacity of photovoltaic (PV for customers to save enough money with lower monthly electricity bills to compensate the initial cost

Pedram, Massoud

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Economic feasibility of a PV system for grid-connected semiconductor facilities in South Korea  

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In this study, a cost optimization and sensitivity analysis were carried out for the deployment of a photovoltaic (PV) system in a semiconductor facility in South Korea. The Microgrid software (HOMER) was used...

Hyung Jong Choi; Gwon Deok Han

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems...  

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GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems (Smart Grid Project) (Spain) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected...

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Potential residential PV development in Chile: The effect of Net Metering and Net Billing schemes for grid-connected PV systems  

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Abstract In recent years the global photovoltaic (PV) market has expanded rapidly due to a sharp decline in PV prices and increased attention to the importance of sustainable energy. Northern Chile has one of the highest irradiance levels in the world as well as one the highest electricity rates in Latin America. Because of these conditions, Chile is one of very few countries where several PV projects are being developed without government subsidies and consequently, the PV industry is experiencing rapid growth. This paper reviews the opportunity to take advantage of these market conditions within the residential sector, modeling PV arrays across 10 cities in Chile. A detailed modeling of PV systems is performed to achieve an accurate analysis of energy production and electricity cost, using local resource data, optimal array orientation and inclination, and production losses. A review of how Net Metering and Net Billing affect the value of the PV production is applied and a comparison using levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is conducted. Net Metering is found to be a better policy choice to promote PV systems than Net Billing because energy injected into the electrical network is paid at the complete retail rate. However, in developed countries this kind of policy is unlikely to be supported because of it?s economic unfeasibility. Under a Net Billing scheme a consumer will see an advantage when energy is recorded over longer time intervals and when installing a system with smaller capacity relative to household electricity consumption. This prevents excess generation from being injected into the network which would be bought by the utility at lower prices than the retail rate. Payback periods are found to be low, between 6 years in northern areas with high retail rates and 13 years in other areas with lower radiation and retail rates.

David Watts; Marcelo F. Valds; Danilo Jara; Andrea Watson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural network based models for forecasting electricity generation of grid connected solar PV power plant  

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This paper presents an artificial neural network (ANN) approach for forecasting the performance of electric energy generated output from a working 25-kWp grid connected solar PV system and a 100-kWp grid connected PV system installed at Minicoy Island of Union Territory of Lakshadweep Islands. The ANN interpolates among the solar PV generation output and relevant parameters such as solar radiation, module temperature and clearness index. In this study, three ANN models are implemented and validated with reasonable accuracy on real electric energy generation output data. The first model is univariate based on solar radiation and the output values. The second model is a multivariate model based on module temperature along with solar radiation. The third model is also a multivariate model based on module temperature, solar radiation and clearness index. A forecasting performance measure such as percentage root mean square error has been presented for each model. The second model, which gives the most accurate results, has been used in forecasting the generation output for another PV system with similar accuracy.

Imtiaz Ashraf; A. Chandra

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper deals with the design of a nonlinear con-troller for single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems  

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, and feed-in tariff [1], [2]. The major concerns of integrating PV into the grid are stochastic behaviors

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems | Department of Energy  

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems July 2, 2012 - 8:21pm Addthis When connecting a home energy system to the electric grid, research and consider equipment required as well as your power provider’s requirements and agreements. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Inc. When connecting a home energy system to the electric grid, research and consider equipment required as well as your power provider's requirements and agreements. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Inc. What are the key facts? While renewable energy systems are capable of powering houses and small businesses without any connection to the electricity grid, many people prefer the advantages that grid-connection offers. Aside from the major small renewable energy system components, you

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GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems (Smart Grid  

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GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems (Smart Grid GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems Country France Coordinates 46.134171°, 1.933594° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":46.134171,"lon":1.933594,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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OFF-SHORE WIND AND GRID-CONNECTED PV: HIGH PENETRATION PEAK SHAVING FOR NEW YORK CITY  

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OFF-SHORE WIND AND GRID-CONNECTED PV: HIGH PENETRATION PEAK SHAVING FOR NEW YORK CITY Richard Perez-shore wind and PV generation using the city of New York as a test case. While wind generation is not known the source of the energy that can meet the demand. While the peak-time availability of wind generation

Perez, Richard R.

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Optimum penetration of utility-scale grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems in Illinois  

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Abstract Although solar photovoltaics (PV) are recognized as a promising source of clean energy production, researchers and policy makers need to know the optimum level of solar PV capacity penetration into the existing generation structure under the current fuel mix for the region. As the level of installed PV capacity increases, it is possible that the aggregated generation mix could produce electrical power exceeding electrical demand, thus requiring generator curtailment. Therefore, determining the optimum penetration of large-scale PV and aggregated technical and economic benefits is becoming an issue for both power utilities and policy makers. We report the development and validation of a new methodology for assessing the optimum capacity and benefits of state-wide grid-connected large scale solar PV systems in Illinois. The solar carve-out portion of the current renewable portfolio standard is also evaluated within the context of the state's sustainable energy plan for the near term future.

J.H. Jo; D.G. Loomis; M.R. Aldeman

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of control circuit of grid-connected photovoltaic system based on SPMC75F2413A  

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This paper discusses the experimental design of a grid-*connected photovoltaic system based on 16-bit Microprocessor (MCU) SPMC75F2413A. In this paper, the SPMC75F2413A as the main topology control the main circuit of the Single-phase bridge type inverter. The system can track the maximum power point by detecting PV(photovoltaic) voltage, current and grid-connected output voltage and current, and simultaneously can track the frequency and phase by the software phase locked loop. The testing results of the grid-connected photovoltaic system shows that the grid-connected voltage and network voltage are synchronous, and the system is feasible and practical.

Ma Hongmei; Li Peng; Zhang Dan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PVWATTS Version 2 - Enhanced Spatial Resolution for Calculating Grid-Connected PV Performance: Preprint  

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PVWATTS Version 2 - PVWATTS Version 2 - Enhanced Spatial Resolution for Calculating Grid-Connected PV Performance Preprint October 2001 * NREL/CP-560-30941 B. Marion, M. Anderberg, R. George, P. Gray-Hann, and D. Heimiller To be presented at the NCPV Program Review Meeting Lakewood, Colorado 14-17 October 2001 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337. Accordingly, the US Government and MRI retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies | Open Energy  

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Topics: Market analysis, Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices, Case studies/examples Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, Country: Uganda, Mexico, Turkey, Germany, Sri Lanka, China Eastern Africa, Central America, Western Asia, Western Europe, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia Coordinates: 1.373333°, 32.290275° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":1.373333,"lon":32.290275,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Development of an economical model to determine an appropriate feed-in tariff for grid-connected solar PV electricity in all states of Australia  

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Australia is a country with a vast amount of natural resources including sun and wind. Australia lies between latitude of 1045S and longitude of 112152E, with a daily solar exposure of between less than 3MJ/(m2day) in winter and more than 30MJ/(m2day) in summer. Global solar radiation in Australia varies between minimum of 3285MJ/(m2year) in Hobart to 8760MJ/(m2year) in Northern Territory. As a result of this wide range of radiation level there will be a big difference between costs of solar PV electricity in different locations. A study we have recently conducted on the solar PV electricity price in all states of Australia. For this purpose we have developed an economical model and a computer simulation to determine the accurate unit price of grid-connected roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity in A$/kWh for all state of Australia. The benefit of this computer simulation is that we can accurately determine the most appropriate feed-in tariff of grid-connected solar PV energy system. The main objective of this paper is to present the results of this study. A further objective of this paper is to present the details of the unit price of solar PV electricity in the state of Victoria in each month and then to compare with electricity price from conventional power systems, which is currently applied to this state. The state Victoria is located south of Australia and in terms of sun radiation is second lowest compared with the other Australian states. The computer simulation developed for this study makes it possible to determine the cost of grid-connected solar PV electricity at any location in any country based on availability of average daily solar exposure of each month as well as economical factors of the country.

A. Zahedi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems (Smart Grid  

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(Spain) (Spain) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name GROWDERS Demonstration of Grid Connected Electricity Systems Country Spain Coordinates 40.338169°, -3.438721° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.338169,"lon":-3.438721,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Environmental impacts of large-scale grid-connected ground-mounted PV installations  

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deployment and solar energy use are developing rapidly in Europe. In particular, Austria, Switzerland the higher external environmental costs of PV compared to those of nuclear energy and natural-gas-fuel power,6]. They highlighted the photovoltaic potential for a low carbon energy supply and the environmental benefits of PV

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Three-Phase Modular Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter with Individual MPPT for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems  

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A three-phase modular cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter for a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system is presented in this paper. To maximize the solar energy extraction of each PV string, an individual maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control scheme is applied, which allows the independent control of each dc-link voltage. PV mismatches may introduce unbalanced power supplied to the three-phase system. To solve this issue, a control scheme with modulation compensation is proposed. The three-phase modular cascaded multilevel inverter prototype has been built. Each H-bridge is connected to a 185 W solar panel. Simulation and experimental results are presented to validate the proposed ideas.

Xiao, Bailu [ORNL; Hang, Lijun [ORNL; Riley, Cameron [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems for Smart-Grid Connected Building |  

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Emerging Technologies » Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems Emerging Technologies » Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems for Smart-Grid Connected Building Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems for Smart-Grid Connected Building The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into plug-and-play distributed power systems for smart- grid connected buildings. Project Description This project seeks to advance and demonstrate a plug-and-play building energy micro-grid concept for integrating energy storage, loads, and sources at the building level with the external utility grid. The micro-grid demonstration is expected to include the following: Diesel synchronous generator Energy storage device Otis regenerative elevator system representing building critical loads Smart interface with the utility grid

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Wind energy and system security the grid connection moratorium in Ireland  

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This examines the interaction between technical challenges and policy choices that are made regarding wind power, and uses the grid connection moratorium in Ireland as a case study. While total installed wind capacity in Ireland is low compared with Germany, Spain and Denmark, wind power penetration is higher in the Irish system than in either the British, UCTE or NORDEL systems. In December 2003 the system operators expressed concerns about high wind power penetration, in particular the challenges of maintaining power system stability, security and reliability, resulting in a moratorium on new grid connection agreements. Significant progress has since been made in grid codes and dynamic models for wind turbines. In March 2006, there remain almost 3000 MW of proposed wind capacity awaiting a grid connection agreement. This paper investigates the technical issues underpinning this moratorium, monitors progress made since its introduction and suggests alternative technical solutions to the moratorium.

B.P. O Gallachoir; P. Gardner; H. Snodin; E.J. McKeogh

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel multi-model neuro-fuzzy-based MPPT for three-phase grid-connected photovoltaic system  

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This paper presents a novel methodology for Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) of a grid-connected 20 kW photovoltaic (PV) system using neuro-fuzzy network. The proposed method predicts the reference PV voltage guarantying optimal power transfer between the PV generator and the main utility grid. The neuro-fuzzy network is composed of a fuzzy rule-based classifier and three multi-layered feed forwarded Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). Inputs of the network (irradiance and temperature) are classified before they are fed into the appropriated ANN for either training or estimation process while the output is the reference voltage. The main advantage of the proposed methodology, comparing to a conventional single neural network-based approach, is the distinct generalization ability regarding to the nonlinear and dynamic behavior of a PV generator. In fact, the neuro-fuzzy network is a neural network based multi-model machine learning that defines a set of local models emulating the complex and nonlinear behavior of a PV generator under a wide range of operating conditions. Simulation results under several rapid irradiance variations proved that the proposed MPPT method fulfilled the highest efficiency comparing to a conventional single neural network and the Perturb and Observe (P and O) algorithm dispositive. (author)

Chaouachi, Aymen; Kamel, Rashad M.; Nagasaka, Ken [Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nakamachi (Japan)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MODULAR MULTI-LEVEL CONVERTER BASED HVDC SYSTEM FOR GRID CONNECTION OF OFFSHORE WIND  

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MODULAR MULTI-LEVEL CONVERTER BASED HVDC SYSTEM FOR GRID CONNECTION OF OFFSHORE WIND POWER PLANT U off-shore wind power plants. The MMC consists of a large number of simple voltage sourced converter offshore wind power plants (WPP) because they offer higher energy yield due to a superior wind profile

Chaudhary, Sanjay

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Power Smoothing Control in a Grid-Connected Marine Current Turbine System for Compensating  

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Power Smoothing Control in a Grid-Connected Marine Current Turbine System for Compensating Swell d-axis and q-axis inductances g, g Grid inductance and resistance Pole pair number R Turbine blade-axis and q-axis voltages Turbine and generator power difference , g Rotor position, grid voltage angle

Boyer, Edmond

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Circuit Topology Study of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System.  

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??Many different circuit topologies have been suggested for large scale photovoltaic systems. The cost and the efficiency are still the major issues of large scale (more)

Mansouri, Seyed Akbar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic analysis of standalone and grid connected hybrid energy systems  

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A pilot region was selected and cost analysis of using renewable energy sources with a hydrogen system for that regions energy demand is introduced, in a techno-economic perspective, in this paper. The renewable energy potential for the region was evaluated by implementing energy cost analysis. The study also evaluates the feasibility of utilizing solar and wind energy with hydrogen as a storage unit to meet the electricity requirements of the pilot region as a standalone system and in conjunction with the conventional grid based electricity. In order to simulate the operation of the system and to calculate the technical and economic parameters, micropower optimization program Homer (NREL, US) was used in this study. Homer requires some input values, such as technological options, cost of components, and resource compliance; and then the program ranges the feasible system configurations according to the net present cost (system cost) by using these inputs. The pilot region in this study, where the renewable based energy will be used, is determined to be Electrics & Electronics Faculty, Istanbul Technical University.

Belgin Emre Trkay; Ali Yasin Telli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Penetration, Grid Connected Photovoltaic Technology Codes and Standards: Preprint  

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This paper reports the interim status in identifying and reviewing photovoltaic (PV) codes and standards (C&S) and related electrical activities for grid-connected, high-penetration PV systems with a focus on U.S. electric utility distribution grid interconnection.

Basso, T. S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement system design and implementation for grid-connected marine substation  

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A marine substation for a grid-connected wave power plant has been designed and constructed at Uppsala University. The measurement system for the substation has been developed from basics, and the procedure is described in this article. Subsea electrical installations set high constraints on the control and data acquisition systems used, and traditional GSM networks and GPS time synchronization aredifficult and inefficient. These circumstances exclude many well-proven methods to be utilized. AcompactRIO-based system, with integrated real-time controller and Field-Programmable Gate Array chip, is chosen as most suitable for this task. The system is designed to meet the special requirements encountered in this unusual application, including large data sampling, grid connection control and protection systems. The system is communicating to shore via a subsea copper cable and single-pair high-speed digital subscriber line modems. The design was successful and full-fills all the system requirements. The aim of the article is to provide future researchers with a good design and implementation procedure for setting up large measurement systems.

Rickard Ekstrm; Venugopalan Kurupath; Olle Svensson; Mats Leijon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of a new grid-connected hybrid generation system with Stirling engine and wind turbine  

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A detail model including all mechanical and electrical aspects is necessary to fully study hybrid grid operation. In this paper a new grid-connected hybrid generation system with a Stirling engine and a wind turbine which are connected to a grid through a common dc bus is presented. The Stirling is more efficient than photo voltaic array and its combination with the wind turbine can create an efficient hybrid system. Fatigue Aerodynamics Structures and Turbulence and Simulink/MATLAB are used to model the mechanical parts of the wind turbine Stirling engine and electrical parts. Field oriented control method is developed on voltage source converter. Power signal feedback method is implemented to determine generators reference shaft speed in hybrid system. Permanent magnet synchronous generator is used in the wind turbine and Stirling engine. Simulation results show that a new hybrid generation system with Stirling and wind turbine can work like other hybrid system and has suitable performance.

H. Shariatpanah; M. Zareian Jahromi; R. Fadaeinedjad

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nevada Deploys Grid-Connected Electricity from Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Nevada Deploys Grid-Connected Electricity from Enhanced Geothermal Systems Nevada Deploys Grid-Connected Electricity from Enhanced Geothermal Systems May 16, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis...

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An economic analysis of grid-connected residential solar photovoltaic power systems  

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The question of the utility grid-connected residential market for photovoltaics is examined from a user-ownership perspective. The price is calculated at which the user would be economically indifferent between

Carpenter, Paul R.

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Operation strategy for a lab-scale grid-connected photovoltaic generation system integrated with battery energy storage  

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Abstract The operation strategy for a lab-scale grid-connected photovoltaic generation system integrated with battery energy storage is proposed in this paper. The photovoltaic generation system is composed of a full-bridge inverter, a DCDC boost converter, an isolated bidirectional DCDC converter, a solar cell array and a battery set. Since the battery set acts as an energy buffer to adjust the power generation of the solar cell array, the negative impact on power quality caused by the intermittent and unstable output power from a solar cell array is alleviated, so the penetration rate of the grid-connected photovoltaic generation system is increased. A lab-scale prototype is developed to verify the performance of the system. The experimental results show that it achieves the expected performance.

Hurng-Liahng Jou; Yi-Hao Chang; Jinn-Chang Wu; Kuen-Der Wu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Power and Reactive Power Control of a Three-Phase Single-Stage-PV System and PV voltage Stability  

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Grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems with power electronic interfaces can provide both real and reactive power to meet power system needs with appropriate control algorithms. This paper presents the control algorithm design for a three-phase single-stage grid-connected PV inverter to achieve either maximum power point tracking (MPPT) or a certain amount of real power injection, as well as the voltage/var control. The switching between MPPT control mode and a certain amount of real power control mode is automatic and seamless. Without the DC-to-DC booster stage, PV DC voltage stability is an important issue in the control design especially when the PV inverter is operating at maximum power point (MPP) with voltage/var control. The PV DC voltage collapse phenomenon and its reason are discussed. The method based on dynamic correction of the PV inverter output is proposed to ensure PV DC voltage stability. Simulation results of the single-stage PV system during system disturbances and fast solar irradiation changes confirm that the proposed control algorithm for single-stage PV inverters can provide appropriate real and reactive power services and ensure PV DC voltage stability during dynamic system operation and atmospheric conditions.

Li, Huijuan [ORNL] [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL] [ORNL; Adhikari, Sarina [ORNL] [ORNL; Rizy, D Tom [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Fangxing [ORNL] [ORNL; Irminger, Philip [ORNL] [ORNL

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Effect of wind generation system types on Micro-Grid (MG) fault performance during both standalone and grid connected modes  

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Abstract Recently, there are three wind generation (WG) system types. The first type is called Fixed Speed Wind Generation (FSWG) system, which employs squirrel cage induction generators. Double Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) is utilized in the second type. The third type is called Full Converter Wind Generation (FCWG) system, which is interfaced with Micro-Grid (MG) through a back to back converter. During fault occurrence, each WG has its performance and characteristics which are determined by the generator physical characteristics and the MG earthing system configuration. For some WG types, the fault current depends also on the control algorithm of the power converter. The main target of this paper is to investigate and estimate how the fault performance of MG during both standalone and grid-connected modes is influenced by the type of WG. It is found during standalone mode that the type of the employed WG has a dominant impact on the MG performance under fault disturbance. On the contrary, the type of the employed WG has a negligible effect on the MG fault performance during grid-connected mode. This is because the main grid contributes most of the fault current. Effects of earthing system type on MG performance are highlighted.

Rashad M. Kamel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homeowners Guide to Financing a Grid-Connected Solar Electric System (Brochure)  

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This guide provides an overview of the financing options that may be available to homeowners who are considering installing a solar electric system on their house.

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2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote performance check and automated failure identification for grid-connected PV systems  

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University, Dept. of Physics, Postfach 2503, 26111 Oldenburg; Germany 2 Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute, Dept. of Science, Technology, and Society, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands 3 University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal (FH), Institute of Electrical Engineering, Breidscheidstr. 2

Heinemann, Detlev

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FAILURE DETECTION ROUTINE FOR GRID CONNECTED PV SYSTEMS AS PART OF THE PVSAT-2 PROJECT  

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and Society, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, the Netherlands Dept. Of Electrical Engineering, University of Applied Science (FH) Magdeburg-Stendal. D-39114

Heinemann, Detlev

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Fuzzy logic control of grid connected DFIG system using back-to-back converters  

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This paper deals with the power generation control in variable speed wind turbines. In this context, the wind energy conversion system is equipped with a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) and two back-to-back...

Abdelhak Dida; Djilani Ben Attous

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximizing Return on Investment of a Grid-Connected Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage System  

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residential users to perform demand side management. There are several ways to perform demand side management) Derivation of an optimal HEES management policy to maximize the daily energy cost saving and (ii) Optimal fluctuates within a much smaller range compared to the demand. Figure 1 shows a 24-hour profile of system

Pedram, Massoud

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Novel MIMO Linear Zero Dynamic Controller for the Grid-connected Photovoltaic System with  

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sources, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat, are the best choices as alternative sources of energy [1]. All of these renewable sources, solar energy is the most commonly use renewable source in the power system. It is the fastest growing renewable source in the world. The energy report

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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A lightweight inverter for off-grid and grid-connected systems  

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This paper presents a novel bi-directional power processing topology particularly suitable as an inverter for both grid and off-grid alternative energy systems. All semiconductor devices are soft-switched, thereby allowing higher switching frequencies, improving efficiency, and reducing electromagnetic interference (EMI). The topology may utilize a small, light-weight, and inexpensive high-frequency transformer. Experimental results of a 1 kW bi-directional dc-dc converter are presented.

Barone, F. [Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales (Australia). Centre for Photovoltaic Devices and Systems

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Standards Development Australia & IEC (2003) Page 1 Current state of play with Australian and IEC standards for PV & RE Systems  

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of photovoltaic (PV) arrays (New draft 2003) o AS 4509.1-1999 Stand-alone power systems - Safety requirements o development process is illustrated with a timeline for the development of our grid connected inverter standard AS 4509.2-2002 Stand-alone power systems - System design guidelines o AS 4509.3-1999 Stand-alone power

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Development of a Dispatchable PV Peak Shainv System. PV: Bonus Program - Phase 1 Report. Volume 1  

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This report summarizes the work performed by Delmarva Power and Light and its subcontractors in Phase 1 of the US Department of Energy's PV:BONUS Program. The purpose of the program is to develop products and systems for buildings which utilize photovoltaic (N) technology. Beginning with a cooperative research effort with the University of Delaware's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research Delmarva Power developed and demonstrated the concept of Dispatchable PV Peak Shaving. This concept and the system which resulted horn the development work are unique from other grid-connected PV systems because it combines a PV, battery energy storage, power conversion and control technologies into an integrated package. Phase 1 began in July 1993 with the installation of a test and demonstration system at Delmarva's Northern Division General Office building near Newark, Delaware. Following initial testing throughout the summer and fall of 1993, significant modifications were made under an amendment to the DOE contract. Work on Phase 1 concluded in the early spring of 1995. Significant progress towards the goal of commercializing the system was made during Phase 1, and is summarized. Based on progress in Phase 1, a proposal to continue the work in Phase 2 was submitted to the US DOE in May 1995. A contract amendment and providing funds for the Phase 2 work is expected in July 1995.

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1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

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PV into Utility System Operations System Scheduling APSSolar PV into Utility System Operations and occurs at 5 p.m.Solar PV in Utility System Operations A. Mills 1 , A.

Mills, A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Research of Non-isolated Photovolatic Grid-connected Inverter Based on DSP&ARM  

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Implementation scheme of non-isolated photovolatic grid-connected inverter based on DSP & ARM is proposed in the paper. The structure and principle of non-isolated grid-connected inverter is introduced. The design of hardware and software system based ... Keywords: non-isolated, grid-connected inverte, deadbeat control, MPPT

Zhang Xiaoli; Xue Jiaxiang; Liang Yongquan; Cui Longbin

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing and simulating the variability of solar irradiance and solar PV powerplants  

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dispersion of solar energy production sites could mitigatesolar radiation can lead to substantial energy production.production of 100 grid connected PV systems distributed over the area of Germany, Solar Energy,

Lave, Matthew S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving grid reliability through integration of distributed PV and energy storage  

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Several emerging technologies, namely, high penetration grid-connected distributed photovoltaics (PV), energy storage, and smart grid have seen tremendous growth in recent years. Because of their interconnected nature, the deployed systems are fairly ...

Guohui Yuan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems  

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side hybrid photovoltaic and battery energy storage system,to combined photovoltaic and battery energy storage systemsphotovoltaic systems, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (

Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

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Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems  

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State Assembly Bill 2514 Energy storage systems, Energy Storage for the Electricity5. D. Rastler, Electric Energy Storage Technology Options: A

Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

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Homeowners Guide to Financing a Grid-Connected Solar Electric System (Brochure), Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP)  

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This guide provides an overview of the financing options that may be available to homeowners who are considering installing a solar electric system on their house.

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Solar Resource and PV Systems Performance  

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Solar Resource and PV Systems Performance at Selected Test Sites Prepared for the U.S. Department Subtask 11.1 Deliverables 2 and 4: Report on Solar Resource and PV Systems Performance at Selected Test agency thereof. #12;1 Solar Resource and PV Systems Performance at Selected Test Sites Contents 1

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AN "AC INDUCTOR" BASED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER  

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AN "AC INDUCTOR" BASED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER Ilya Zeltser, Student Member, IEEE and Sam Ben proposes a soft switched Output Current Sourcing (OCS) grid connected inverter that applies a high sourcing inverters where the small disturbance at the line voltage may lead to current run away

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PV*SOL  

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PV*SOL PV*SOL PV*SOL logo. PV*SOL Pro is a program for the design and simulation of grid-connected and off-grid photovoltaic systems. You can create your system using a wide range of modules (including thin-film and crystalline) and the program determines the size of the system with the roof layout tool. After testing all the relevant physical parameters, the program automatically selects the inverter and PV array configuration. This dynamic simulation program was developed for engineers, designers, installers, roofing specialists, and electrical contractors or building technicians. Screen Shots Keywords photovoltaic systems simulation, planning and design software, grid-connected systems, stand-alone systems Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required No special expertise or training needed.

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Integration Technology for PHEV-Grid-Connectivity, with Support...  

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Technology for PHEV-Grid-Connectivity, with Support for SAE Electrical Standards Integration Technology for PHEV-Grid-Connectivity, with Support for SAE Electrical Standards 2010...

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Updating Interconnection Screens for PV System Integration  

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Abraham Ellis, Roger Hill Sandia National Laboratories Tom Key, Kristen Nicole, Jeff Smith Electric Power Research Institute Updating Interconnection Screens for PV System...

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Honeywell Parallon Grid-connect Tests Honeywell Grid-connect Tests  

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Appendix C Honeywell Parallon Grid-connect Tests 12/20/2000 #12;Honeywell Grid-connect Tests 12 power Engine Speed Figure C-1: Ramp Down Tests ­ Power and Shaft Speed ­ 15 kW Steps #12;Honeywell Grid Figure C-2: Ramp Down Tests ­ Power and Turbine Exit Temperature ­ 15 kW Steps #12;Honeywell Grid

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Draft Transcript on Municipal PV Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Webinar on navigating the legal, tax, and finance issues associated with the installation of Municipal PV Systems. The following agenda was developed based on Pat Boylston's experience assisting municipalities with their PV projects and the requests for information that the Solar America City technical team leads have received from many of the 25 Solar America Cities since the April 2008 meeting in Tucson.

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Study of Power Grid Connection with an Unstable Source from Elevator Energy Regenerative Unit (EERU)  

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Abstract This paper presents a study of power grid connection with an unstable source from elevator energy regenerative unit (EERU). The investigated system used a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM). The EERU is installed for this system to generate electricity according to the generative mode of the elevator which delivers power to the grid as an unstable power source. To meet standard specifications in term of power quality and safety for grid connection, the phase angle and the amplitude as well as the frequency of the grid voltage are considered for grid connection. Phase lock loop (PLL) algorithm is therefore very important and selected for grid synchronization. The study is done by simulation using Matlab/Simulink program. The simulation used phase lock loop to synchronize between two systems. The results of this simulation will lead to a proper design of the grid connection with EERU as an unstable power source.

A. Noppakant; B. Plangklang; Y. Paraken

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric | Open  

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric Agency/Company /Organization: United States Agency for International Development Sector: Energy Resource Type: Training materials Website: www.energytoolbox.org/gcre/mod_4/index.shtml Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric Screenshot References: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric[1] Logo: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric GCREhydro.JPG References ↑ "Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Hydroelectric" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Grid-Connected_Renewable_Energy_Generation_Toolkit-Hydroelectric&oldid=375082

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Utility-Scale Solar Power Converter: Agile Direct Grid Connect Medium Voltage 4.7-13.8 kV Power Converter for PV Applications Utilizing Wide Band Gap Devices  

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Solar ADEPT Project: Satcon is developing a compact, lightweight power conversion device that is capable of taking utility-scale solar power and outputting it directly into the electric utility grid at distribution voltage levelseliminating the need for large transformers. Transformers step up the voltage of the power that is generated by a solar power system so it can be efficiently transported through transmission lines and eventually stepped down to usable voltages before it enters homes and businesses. Power companies step up the voltage because less electricity is lost along transmission lines when the voltage is high and current is low. Satcons new power conversion devices will eliminate these heavy transformers and connect a utility-scale solar power system directly to the grid. Satcons modular devices are designed to ensure reliabilityif one device fails it can be bypassed and the system can continue to run.

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2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Emissions through solar PV systems - a review  

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Photovoltaic (PV) system has been quoted for wide range of green house gas (GHG) emissions through life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. There are a variety of solar cell materials available, which vary in conversion efficiency and emission of CO2. This paper is based on the LCA analysis of PV system which starts from the production of these solar cells and goes through the stages known as transportation, installation, operational period to their disposal or recycling and tried to find out the GHG emission in all the stages separately and the environmental impact of this emission. In this paper, different improvement techniques were also suggested to reduce the impact of GHG through solar PV system.

Mohammad Ziaur Rahman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Updating Interconnection Screens for PV System Integration  

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This white paper evaluates the origins and usefulness of the capacity penetration screen, offer short-term solutions which could effectively allow fast-track interconnection to many PV system applications, and considers longer-term solutions for increasing PV deployment levels in a safe and reliable manner while reducing or eliminating the emphasis on the penetration screen. Short-term and longer-term alternatives approaches are offered as examples; however, specific modifications to screening procedures should be discussed with stakeholders and must ultimately be adopted by state and federal regulatory bodies.

Coddington, M.; Mather, B.; Kroposki, B.; Lynn, K.; Razon, A.; Ellis, A.; Hill, R.; Key, T.; Nicole, K.; Smith, J.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Parameters of PV Concentrating System With Heliostat  

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The structure of PV concentrating system with heliostat is analyzed. The mathematical model of system consisting of PV concentrating module and heliostat is developed. With the use of developed mathematical model the optimal parameters of the system are determined. The results of this work can be used during the design of PV concentrating systems with heliostats.

R. Vardanyan; A. Norsoyan; V. Dallakyan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Solar PV Laminate Membrane Systems on Roofs | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Information Resources Impact of Solar PV Laminate Membrane Systems on Roofs Impact of Solar PV Laminate Membrane Systems on Roofs In 2008, CH2M HILL performed a solar site...

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First Commercial, Grid-Connected, Hydrokinetic Tidal Energy Project...  

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First Commercial, Grid-Connected, Hydrokinetic Tidal Energy Project in North America Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) SBIR...

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Results from measurements on the PV-VENT systems  

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Results from measurements on the PV-VENT systems at Lundebjerg Solar Energy Centre Denmark Danish from measurements on the PV-VENT systems at Lundebjerg Søren ?stergaard Jensen Solar Energy Centre with (Jensen, 2000a) Solar Energy Centre Denmark's (Danish Technological Institute) measuring work in the PV

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Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal  

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Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System April 12, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON -- As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today recognized the nation's first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid. Based in Churchill County, Nevada, Ormat Technologies' Desert Peak 2 EGS project has increased power output of its nearby operating geothermal field by nearly 38 percent - providing an additional 1.7 megawatts of power to the grid and validating this emerging clean energy technology. "Developing America's vast renewable energy resources sustainably is an

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Building sustainable energy systems: Homeostatic control of grid-connected microgrids, as a means to reconcile power supply and energy demand response management  

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Abstract The issue of worldwide over consumption and squandering of electrical energy has resulted in what one might call an energy obesity problem in terms of energy intake and its expenditure. It is indeed something that must change if modern society is to become sustainable someday. This is to be realized in conjunction with adequate government policies and innovative strategies aimed at effectively integrating non-conventional renewable energies (NCRE), with thriftiness and energy efficiency (EE) the three pillars of energy sustainability (ES) in today?s electric power systems generation and distribution infrastructure. This ought to be done in a way that incorporates them jointly, as part of a comprehensive energy strategy to propitiate a wider penetration of distributed generation (DG) solutions. Departing from mainstream literature on the subject, this paper proposes such strategies for integrating hybrid micro-generation power systems to the grid through homeostatic control (HC), as a means to reconcile power supply and energy demand response management (EDRM). These strategies can be designed and implemented in the microgrid?s supervisory control system for the purpose of eliciting EE and thriftiness in consumers to build ES in the system. The theoretical model behind the HC strategies is presented and a numerical example is provided, using real electricity consumption data of a small rural community in Chile. Upon examining a particular set of criteria designed to control renewable power (RP) supply from a grid-tie microgrid to residential consumers, simulation results show that the model proves effective when testing such criteria for different power supply scenarios. Particularly revealing is the role of the energy storage system (ESS) the energy buffer in the HC strategies being proposed and the difference that it makes in eliciting thrifty, efficient energy consumption as a result of individual and collective efforts to ensure energy sustainability of the system as a whole.

Franco Fernando Yanine; Federico I. Caballero; Enzo E. Sauma; Felisa M. Crdova

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of fuzzy logic control algorithm as stator power controller of a grid-connected doubly-fed induction generator  

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This paper discusses the power outputs control of a grid-connected doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) for a wind power generation systems. The DFIG structure control has a six diode rectifier ... order to cont...

Ridha Cheikh; Arezki Menacer; Said Drid; Mourad Tiar

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International PV QA Task Force's Proposed Comparative Rating System for PV Modules: Preprint  

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The International PV Quality Assurance Task Force is developing a rating system that provides comparative information about the relative durability of PV modules. Development of accelerated stress tests that can provide such comparative information is seen as a major step toward being able to predict PV module service life. This paper will provide details of the ongoing effort to determine the format of such an overall module rating system. The latest proposal is based on using three distinct climate zones as defined in IEC 60721-2-1 for two different mounting systems. Specific stresses beyond those used in the qualification tests are being developed for each of the selected climate zones.

Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactive power control of grid-connected wind farm based on adaptive dynamic programming  

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is widely used in the wind power system for its advantages over other two types [5]. The characteristicsReactive power control of grid-connected wind farm based on adaptive dynamic programming Yufei Tang Wind farm Power system Adaptive control a b s t r a c t Optimal control of large-scale wind farm has

He, Haibo

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Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

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This study develops a systematic framework for estimating the increase in operating costs due to uncertainty and variability in renewable resources, uses the framework to quantify the integration costs associated with sub-hourly solar power variability and uncertainty, and shows how changes in system operations may affect these costs. Toward this end, we present a statistical method for estimating the required balancing reserves to maintain system reliability along with a model for commitment and dispatch of the portfolio of thermal and renewable resources at different stages of system operations. We estimate the costs of sub-hourly solar variability, short-term forecast errors, and day-ahead (DA) forecast errors as the difference in production costs between a case with realistic PV (i.e., subhourly solar variability and uncertainty are fully included in the modeling) and a case with well behaved PV (i.e., PV is assumed to have no sub-hourly variability and can be perfectly forecasted). In addition, we highlight current practices that allow utilities to compensate for the issues encountered at the sub-hourly time frame with increased levels of PV penetration. In this analysis we use the analytical framework to simulate utility operations with increasing deployment of PV in a case study of Arizona Public Service Company (APS), a utility in the southwestern United States. In our analysis, we focus on three processes that are important in understanding the management of PV variability and uncertainty in power system operations. First, we represent the decisions made the day before the operating day through a DA commitment model that relies on imperfect DA forecasts of load and wind as well as PV generation. Second, we represent the decisions made by schedulers in the operating day through hour-ahead (HA) scheduling. Peaking units can be committed or decommitted in the HA schedules and online units can be redispatched using forecasts that are improved relative to DA forecasts, but still imperfect. Finally, we represent decisions within the operating hour by schedulers and transmission system operators as real-time (RT) balancing. We simulate the DA and HA scheduling processes with a detailed unit-commitment (UC) and economic dispatch (ED) optimization model. This model creates a least-cost dispatch and commitment plan for the conventional generating units using forecasts and reserve requirements as inputs. We consider only the generation units and load of the utility in this analysis; we do not consider opportunities to trade power with neighboring utilities. We also do not consider provision of reserves from renewables or from demand-side options. We estimate dynamic reserve requirements in order to meet reliability requirements in the RT operations, considering the uncertainty and variability in load, solar PV, and wind resources. Balancing reserve requirements are based on the 2.5th and 97.5th percentile of 1-min deviations from the HA schedule in a previous year. We then simulate RT deployment of balancing reserves using a separate minute-by-minute simulation of deviations from the HA schedules in the operating year. In the simulations we assume that balancing reserves can be fully deployed in 10 min. The minute-by-minute deviations account for HA forecasting errors and the actual variability of the load, wind, and solar generation. Using these minute-by-minute deviations and deployment of balancing reserves, we evaluate the impact of PV on system reliability through the calculation of the standard reliability metric called Control Performance Standard 2 (CPS2). Broadly speaking, the CPS2 score measures the percentage of 10-min periods in which a balancing area is able to balance supply and demand within a specific threshold. Compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards requires that the CPS2 score must exceed 90% (i.e., the balancing area must maintain adequate balance for 90% of the 10-min periods). The combination of representing DA forecast errors in the

Mills, A.; Botterud, A.; Wu, J.; Zhou, Z.; Hodge, B-M.; Heany, M.

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ukiah Utilities - PV Buydown Program | Department of Energy  

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Ukiah Utilities - PV Buydown Program Ukiah Utilities - PV Buydown Program Ukiah Utilities - PV Buydown Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: 7,000; Commercial: 20,000 Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Incentive Rate for systems installed between 7/1/12 and 6/30/13: $1.40/watt AC; incentive may be reduced based on expected performance Provider City of Ukiah Through Ukiah Utilities' PV Buydown Program, residential and commercial customers are eligible for a $1.40-per-watt AC rebate on qualifying grid-connected PV systems up to a maximum system size of 1 MW. In keeping with SB1, the incentive level will decrease annually on July 1 over the 10 year life of the program. Rebates are available on a first come, first

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Training on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance |  

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Training on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance Training on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Training on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance Agency/Company /Organization: Leonardo Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Website: www.leonardo-energy.org/node/5948 Training on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance Screenshot References: PV Training [1] Overview "A free series of six webinars will be delivered to provide the required knowledge to design a high performance photovoltaic (PV) installation, entering into economic evaluation and project cash-flow. Additionally, very practical aspects such as the construction, start-up, quality management and testing will be reviewed. Plant operation is described in detail, with

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Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

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of Renewable Energy Note that total costs increasedemand and renewable energy to minimize production cost. TheCost of PV . 54 Renewable Energy

Mills, A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Residential Solar Photovoltaic Capacity in Grid Connected Applications  

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Abstract Microgeneration using solar photovoltaic systems is becoming increasingly popular in residential households as such systems allow households to use a renewable energy source, while also reducing their reliance on the electricity grid, to fulfill their electricity demand. In this study, we explore the attractiveness of PV microgeneration systems of different capacities in the absence of incentives and net metering options and under both flat and variable tariff scenarious. Smaller systems that are below 1 kW in capacity are more attractive under such conditions, however, at current cost levels, they still remain economically unattractive. The cost levels which allow for these PV systems to be economically viable are also determined.

Shisheng Huang; Jingjie Xiao; Joseph F. Pekny; Gintaras V. Reklaitis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Study of Fielded PV Systems Demonstrates PV Reliability...  

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modules and systems has decreased sig- nificantly. However, NREL's analysis of Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of field performance, reliability,...

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Summary Review of Advanced Inverter Technologies for Residential PV Systems  

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Summary Review of Advanced Inverter Technologies for Residential PV Systems This report summarizes current and emerging standards for residential PV systems and identifies the status of emerging inverter of Hawai`i at Manoa #12;Summary of Inverter Technologies Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office

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City of Healdsburg - PV Incentive Program | Department of Energy  

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Healdsburg - PV Incentive Program Healdsburg - PV Incentive Program City of Healdsburg - PV Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $3,280 Commercial: $15,600 Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: $0.82/watt AC Commercial: $0.78/watt AC Provider City of Healdsburg Through the City of Healdsburg's PV Buy-down Program, residential and commercial customers are eligible for rebate on qualifying grid-connected PV systems. In keeping with SB1, (the California Solar Initiative mandating that utilities put into place programs to assure that 3000 megawatts (MW) of solar installations on homes is in place within 10 years) the incentive level will decrease annually over the 10 year life of the program. The

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Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Program  

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Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Program Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $5,000 Program Info Start Date 10/1/2010 State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Solar window of 80% or more: $1.00/watt Provider Gainesville Regional Utilities '''''NOTE: Application targets for fiscal year 2013 have been met for the GRU Solar PV Rebate Program. The next round of applications are scheduled to open on October 1, 2013 pending approval of the GRU budget by the Gainesville City Commission.''''' Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers its customers a rebate to install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Systems with solar windows of 80% or

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Grid-Connected Renewables Program | Department of Energy  

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Grid-Connected Renewables Program Grid-Connected Renewables Program Grid-Connected Renewables Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Bioenergy Wind Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Not specified Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund) State New Jersey Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Varies by project; solicitation lists recommended incentive levels 10-20% may be requested as an up-front grant Provider State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Note: The deadline for the most recent solicitation has passed and the information in this summary is specific to this closed program solicitation. The New Jersey Office of Clean Energy 2013-2014 Budget

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Transatlantic Workshop on Electric Vehicles and Grid Connectivity |  

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Transatlantic Workshop on Electric Vehicles and Grid Connectivity Transatlantic Workshop on Electric Vehicles and Grid Connectivity Transatlantic Workshop on Electric Vehicles and Grid Connectivity November 17, 2010 - 2:33pm Addthis On November 17, 2010, the United States and the European Union, under the auspices of the U.S.-EU Energy Council, invited equipment suppliers and manufacturers, utilities, policymakers, standards organizations, and government agencies to discuss mutually beneficial near-term actions to accelerate the introduction of electric vehicles to the market - with a particular focus on government policy and cooperative efforts to spur vehicle demonstration and deployment. For more information about the workshop, including participant presentations, click here. Addthis Related Articles Obama Administration Launches Competition for Three New Manufacturing

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PV Basics  

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PV systems work by converting sunlight directly into electricity. The conversion process takes place in a solar or PV cell, usually made of silicon, although new materials are being developed. PV cells need to...

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SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down | Department of Energy  

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PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate No maximum limit Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $0.20/watt AC. Incentive is adjusted based on expected performance. The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or to the installer. Provider Sacramento Municipal Utility District SMUD offers an incentive of $0.20 per watt (W) AC to residential customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers do not have to contract directly with SMUD-approved contractors for the purchase and installation of the system, however this is recommended. All systems must be permitted and installed by B, C-10, or C-46 contractors. The incentive

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NREL PV Projects - FUPWG Meeting: "Going Coastal for Energy Efficiency"  

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PV Projects PV Projects FUPWG Meeting: "Going Costal for Energy Efficiency" Bob Westby, NREL FEMP Program Manager and Sustainable NREL Lead April 14-16, 2008 Contents * Mesa Top PV project - CO/utility incentive program - Deal structure/agreements * NREL Phase II proposed projects * Proposal evaluation considerations * Evaluation tools Mesa Top PV Project Mesa Top PV Project * 750 kWdc (1,200,000 kWh) one-axis tracking PV system - Grid connected (NREL "side of the meter") - Milestones  Agreements: January 2008  Operation: August 2008 Solar Rewards Program * CO statute requires solar resource acquisitions by IOU of 20% renewables by 2020 (4% solar "carve out") * Xcel acquisitions made through RFP (bid) process - Selection based on SO-REC* price

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Assessing the Reliability and Economics of Wide-Scale Grid-Connected  

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Assessing the Reliability and Economics of Wide-Scale Grid-Connected Assessing the Reliability and Economics of Wide-Scale Grid-Connected Distributed Energy Generation with Application to Electric Power Systems Under Stress Speaker(s): Hisham Zerriffi Date: November 13, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare Electric power systems can be disrupted due to a variety of stress circumstances. These can range from constraints on the physical infrastructure as a result of under-capacity problems to deliberate attacks in times of conflict. Stress conditions can manifest themselves in a variety of ways and determining both the nature of the stress and the best mathematical representation of that stress in the model is complicated. This talk details a quantitative comparison of the reliability of an

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Control of offshore marine substation for grid-connection of a wave power farm  

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Abstract To grid-connect an offshore wave power farm, an intermediate marine substation is suggested. As a part of the Uppsala University wave power project, a marine substation has been designed, assembled and deployed at sea. The substation is capable of connecting up to seven wave energy converters (WECs), and to transfer the power to the onshore 1kV-grid. In this article, the control procedure for grid connection of the \\{WECs\\} is described step-by-step, and the practical implementations are presented. The system is designed with autonomous control and will connect or disconnect the WECs, depending on the sea state. Fault handling is taken into account, and grid power quality such as harmonic distortion and flicker are considered in the design. Experimental results are presented to verify the system functionalities.

Rickard Ekstrm; Mats Leijon

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Interconnecting PV on New York City's Secondary Network Distribution System  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has teamed with cities across the country through the Solar America Cities (SAC) partnership program to help reduce barriers and accelerate implementation of solar energy. The New York City SAC team is a partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY), the New York City Mayor s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).The New York City SAC team is working with DOE s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Con Edison, the local utility, to develop a roadmap for photovoltaic (PV) installations in the five boroughs. The city set a goal to increase its installed PV capacity from1.1 MW in 2005 to 8.1 MW by 2015 (the maximum allowed in 2005). A key barrier to reaching this goal, however, is the complexity of the interconnection process with the local utility. Unique challenges are associated with connecting distributed PV systems to secondary network distribution systems (simplified to ???¢????????networks???¢??????? in this report). Although most areas of the country use simpler radial distribution systems to distribute electricity, larger metropolitan areas like New York City typically use networks to increase reliability in large load centers. Unlike the radial distribution system, where each customer receives power through a single line, a network uses a grid of interconnected lines to deliver power to each customer through several parallel circuits and sources. This redundancy improves reliability, but it also requires more complicated coordination and protection schemes that can be disrupted by energy exported from distributed PV systems. Currently, Con Edison studies each potential PV system in New York City to evaluate the system s impact on the network, but this is time consuming for utility engineers and may delay the customer s project or add cost for larger installations. City leaders would like to streamline this process to facilitate faster, simpler, and less expensive distributed PV system interconnections. To assess ways to improve the interconnection process, NREL conducted a four-part study with support from DOE. The NREL team then compiled the final reports from each study into this report. In Section 1???¢????????PV Deployment Analysis for New York City???¢????????we analyze the technical potential for rooftop PV systems in the city. This analysis evaluates potential PV power production in ten Con Edison networks of various locations and building densities (ranging from high density apartments to lower density single family homes). Next, we compare the potential power production to network loads to determine where and when PV generation is most likely to exceed network load and disrupt network protection schemes. The results of this analysis may assist Con Edison in evaluating future PV interconnection applications and in planning future network protection system upgrades. This analysis may also assist other utilities interconnecting PV systems to networks by defining a method for assessing the technical potential of PV in the network and its impact on network loads. Section 2???¢????????A Briefing for Policy Makers on Connecting PV to a Network Grid???¢????????presents an overview intended for nontechnical stakeholders. This section describes the issues associated with interconnecting PV systems to networks, along with possible solutions. Section 3???¢????????Technical Review of Concerns and Solutions to PV Interconnection in New Y

K. Anderson; M. Coddington; K. Burman; S. Hayter; B. Kroposki; and A. Watson

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The Effect of PV Array Size and Battery Size on the Economics of PV/Diesel/Battery Hybrid RAPS Systems  

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Wh. INTRODUCTION A diesel hybrid system, incorporating a battery and inverter, can often provide power at a lower profile used for this study Fixed Power System Parameters The diesel and inverter were both sizedThe Effect of PV Array Size and Battery Size on the Economics of PV/Diesel/Battery Hybrid RAPS

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Massachusetts Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System |  

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Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System Massachusetts Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System August 13, 2010 - 11:00am Addthis New 26 kW solar energy system to be part of curriculum at Norton Middle School. | Photo courtesy of Norton Public Schools New 26 kW solar energy system to be part of curriculum at Norton Middle School. | Photo courtesy of Norton Public Schools Lindsay Gsell What are the key facts? Using Recovery Act Funding, Norton Middle School installed a 126 panel solar system. The school expects to save $6,000 in energy costs each year. Materials for solar system came from local Massachusetts companies. When the school buses pull up to Norton Middle School this year, students will see more than just their friends and teachers, they'll get a view of

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Massachusetts Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System |  

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Massachusetts Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System Massachusetts Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System Massachusetts Middle School Goes Local for PV Solar Energy System August 13, 2010 - 11:00am Addthis New 26 kW solar energy system to be part of curriculum at Norton Middle School. | Photo courtesy of Norton Public Schools New 26 kW solar energy system to be part of curriculum at Norton Middle School. | Photo courtesy of Norton Public Schools Lindsay Gsell What are the key facts? Using Recovery Act Funding, Norton Middle School installed a 126 panel solar system. The school expects to save $6,000 in energy costs each year. Materials for solar system came from local Massachusetts companies. When the school buses pull up to Norton Middle School this year, students will see more than just their friends and teachers, they'll get a view of

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Ota City : characterizing output variability from 553 homes with residential PV systems on a distribution feeder.  

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This report describes in-depth analysis of photovoltaic (PV) output variability in a high-penetration residential PV installation in the Pal Town neighborhood of Ota City, Japan. Pal Town is a unique test bed of high-penetration PV deployment. A total of 553 homes (approximately 80% of the neighborhood) have grid-connected PV totaling over 2 MW, and all are on a common distribution line. Power output at each house and irradiance at several locations were measured once per second in 2006 and 2007. Analysis of the Ota City data allowed for detailed characterization of distributed PV output variability and a better understanding of how variability scales spatially and temporally. For a highly variable test day, extreme power ramp rates (defined as the 99th percentile) were found to initially decrease with an increase in the number of houses at all timescales, but the reduction became negligible after a certain number of houses. Wavelet analysis resolved the variability reduction due to geographic diversity at various timescales, and the effect of geographic smoothing was found to be much more significant at shorter timescales.

Stein, Joshua S.; Miyamoto, Yusuke (Kandenko, Ibaraki, Japan); Nakashima, Eichi (Kandenko, Ibaraki, Japan); Lave, Matthew

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Biomass | Open Energy  

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Biomass Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Biomass Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Biomass Agency/Company /Organization: United States Agency for International Development Sector: Energy Focus Area: Biomass Resource Type: Training materials Website: www.energytoolbox.org/gcre/mod_2/index.shtml#update Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Biomass Screenshot References: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy-Biomass[1] Logo: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Biomass Biomass Toolkit References ↑ "Grid-Connected Renewable Energy-Biomass" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Grid-Connected_Renewable_Energy_Generation_Toolkit-Biomass&oldid=375080

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind | Open Energy  

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind Agency/Company /Organization: United States Agency for International Development Sector: Energy Focus Area: Wind Resource Type: Training materials Website: www.energytoolbox.org/gcre/mod_6/index.shtml Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind Screenshot References: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind[1] Logo: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind GCREwind.JPG References ↑ "Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Wind" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Grid-Connected_Renewable_Energy_Generation_Toolkit-Wind&oldid=375084"

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar | Open Energy  

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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar Agency/Company /Organization: United States Agency for International Development Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar Resource Type: Training materials Website: www.energytoolbox.org/gcre/mod_5/index.shtml Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar Screenshot References: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar[1] Logo: Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar GCREsolar.JPG References ↑ "Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit-Solar" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Grid-Connected_Renewable_Energy_Generation_Toolkit-Solar&oldid=375083

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DOE Publishes Notice of Public Meeting for Smart Grid-connected...  

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for Smart Grid-connected Buildings DOE Publishes Notice of Public Meeting for Smart Grid-connected Buildings April 8, 2014 - 9:30am Addthis DOE has published a notice of public...

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Aalborg Universitet Frequency Adaptive Selective Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters  

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Aalborg Universitet Frequency Adaptive Selective Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters Yang Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 1-13. 10.1109/TPEL Selective Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters Yongheng Yang, Student Member, IEEE, Keliang Zhou

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3-Port Single-Stage PV & Battery Converter Improves Efficiency and Cost in Combined PV/Battery Systems  

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Due to impressive cost reductions in recent years, photovoltaic (PV) generation is now able to produce electricity at highly competitive prices, but PVs inherent intermittency reduces the potential value of this energy. The integration of battery storage with PV will be transformational by increasing the value of solar. Utility scale systems will benefit by firming intermittency including PV ramp smoothing, grid support and load shifting, allowing PV to compete directly with conventional generation. For distributed grid-tied PV adding storage will reduce peak demand utility charges, as well as providing backup power during power grid failures. The largest long term impact of combined PV and battery systems may be for delivering reliable off-grid power to the billions of individuals globally without access to conventional power grids, or for billions more that suffer from daily power outages. PV module costs no longer dominate installed PV system costs. Balance-of-System (BOS) costs including the PV inverter and installation now contribute the majority of installed system costs. Battery costs are also dropping faster than installation and battery power converter systems. In each of these separate systems power converters have become a bottleneck for efficiency, cost and reliability. These bottlenecks are compounded in hybrid power conversion systems that combine separate PV and battery converters. Hybrid power conversion systems have required multiple power converters hardware units and multiple power conversion steps adding to efficiency losses, product and installation costs, and reliability issues. Ideal Power Converters has developed and patented a completely new theory of operation for electronic power converters using its indirect EnergyPacket Switching topology. It has established successful power converter products for both PV and battery systems, and its 3-Port Hybrid Converter is the first product to exploit the topologys capability for the industrys first single-stage multi-port hybrid power converter. This unique low cost approach eliminates the hybrid power conversion bottlenecks when integrating batteries into PV systems. As result this product will significantly accelerate market adoption of these systems.

Bundschuh, Paul [Ideal Power

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Incorporating Aggregated PV Systems into the Power Grid | Open Energy  

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Incorporating Aggregated PV Systems into the Power Grid Incorporating Aggregated PV Systems into the Power Grid Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Spain Installed Wind Capacity Website Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Market Analysis Website: www.gwec.net/index.php?id=131 Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/spain-installed-wind-capacity-website Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Feed-in Tariffs This website presents an overview of total installed wind energy capacity in Spain per year from 2000 to 2010. The page also presents the main market developments from 2010; a policy summary; a discussion of the revision in feed-in tariffs in 2010; and a future market outlook. References Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Incorporating_Aggregated_PV_Systems_into_the_Power_Grid&oldid=514463

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Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure)  

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Distributed Solar PV systems have the potential of increasing the grid's resiliency to unforeseen events, such as extreme weather events and attacks. This paper presents the role that distributed PV can play in electric grid resiliency, introduces basic system design requirements and options, and discusses the regulatory and policy options for supporting the use of distributed PV for the purpose of increased electricity resiliency.

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Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

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normal distribution. Bonneville Power Administration BPA2009 BPA separately quantifies following reserve andand system operators). BPA picks a single reserve quantity

Mills, A.

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Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

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System Operator combined cycle Control Performance Standardstart-up times such as combined cycle plants. However, we do4 steam turbines, 9 combined cycle, and 41 combustion

Mills, A.

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Robust iterative learning control of single-phase grid-connected inverter  

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For the single phase inductance-capacitance-inductance (LCL) grid-connected inverter in micro-grid, a kind of robust iterative learning controller...

Zhong-Qiang Wu; Chun-Hua Xu; Yang Yang

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Mesa Top PV System | Open Energy Information  

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NREL Mesa Top PV System NREL Mesa Top PV System Jump to: navigation, search Name NREL Mesa Top PV System Facility National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Solar Facility Type Photovoltaic Owner SunEdison Solar Developer SunEdison Solar Energy Purchaser National Renewable Energy Laboratory Address 15500 Denver West Parkway Location Golden, CO Coordinates 39.744550202°, -105.174608231° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.744550202,"lon":-105.174608231,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Advanced Photovoltaic Inverter Functionality using 500 kW Power Hardware-in-Loop Complete System Laboratory Testing: Preprint  

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With the increasing penetration of distribution connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, more and more PV developers and utilities are interested in easing future PV interconnection concerns by mitigating some of the impacts of PV integration using advanced PV inverter controls and functions. This paper describes the testing of a 500 kW PV inverter using Power Hardware-in-Loop (PHIL) testing techniques. The test setup is described and the results from testing the inverter in advanced functionality modes, not commonly used in currently interconnected PV systems, are presented. PV inverter operation under PHIL evaluation that emulated both the DC PV array connection and the AC distribution level grid connection are shown for constant power factor (PF) and constant reactive power (VAr) control modes. The evaluation of these modes was completed under varying degrees of modeled PV variability.

Mather, B. A.; Kromer, M. A.; Casey, L.

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Distributed Power Electronics for PV Systems (Presentation)  

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An overview of the benefits and applications of microinverters and DC power optimizers in residential systems. Some conclusions from this report are: (1) The impact of shade is greater than just the area of shade; (2) Additional mismatch losses include panel orientation, panel distribution, inverter voltage window, soiling; (3) Per-module devices can help increase performance, 4-12% or more depending on the system; (4) Value-added benefits (safety, monitoring, reduced design constraints) are helping their adoption; and (5) The residential market is growing rapidly. Efficiency increases, cost reductions are improving market acceptance. Panel integration will further reduce price and installation cost. Reliability remains an unknown.

Deline, C.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical and economical assessment of the utilization of photovoltaic systems in residential buildings: The case of Jordan  

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This paper studies the feasibility of utilizing photovoltaic systems in a standard residential apartment in Amman city in Jordan. Data on solar radiation, sunshine duration and the ambient temperature has been recorded in Amman city. An apartment in Amman was chosen as a case study to conduct energy and economic calculations. The electrical power needs and cost were calculated for the apartment. The component design and cost of PV system required to supply required energy was calculated and the payback period for the suggested stand-alone PV system in this paper was estimated in a constant inflation rate in electricity price similar to that of interest rate. The calculated payback period was high in a stand-alone system, to decrease payback period a grid-connected PV system is suggested. Considering an annual increase of 3% in electricity price, 15% of payback period was decreased in a stand-alone PV system and 21% in a grid-connected PV system. The output results of this study show that installation of PV system in a residential flat in Jordan may not be economically rewarding owing to the high cost of PV system compared to the cost of grid electricity. A feed-in tariff law of solar electricity may help to reduce PV system cost like the case of Germany. Additional conclusions are PV systems may be economically rewarding in Jordan if applied in locations far from electrical grid or in remote large scale PV power installations to overcome economical limitations of PV technology.

A. Al-Salaymeh; Z. Al-Hamamre; F. Sharaf; M.R. Abdelkader

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Publishes Notice of Public Meeting for Smart Grid-connected Buildings  

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The physical characterization of smart and grid-connected commercial and residential buildings end-use equipment and appliances, including but not limited to processes and metrics for measurement, identification of grid and building services, and identification of values and benefits of grid connectivity.

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Power control of a wind farm with active stall wind turbines and AC grid connection  

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Power control of a wind farm with active stall wind turbines and AC grid connection Anca D. Hansen1 controller for a wind farm made-up exclusively of active stall wind turbines with AC grid connection wind farm control involves both the control on wind turbine level as well as the central control

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Modeling and Grid impedance Variation Analysis of Parallel Connected Grid Connected Inverter  

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Modeling and Grid impedance Variation Analysis of Parallel Connected Grid Connected Inverter based - This paper addresses the harmonic compensation error problem existing with parallel connected inverter grid connected inverter, it is found that multiple parallel connected inverters and grid impedance can

Bak, Claus Leth

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Design of a Robust Digital Current Controller for a Grid Connected Interleaved Inverter  

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Design of a Robust Digital Current Controller for a Grid Connected Interleaved Inverter M. A for a three- phase voltage source grid-connected interleaved inverter. Each phase consists of 6 half small output filter capacitors are required which provide high impedance to grid voltage harmonics

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Chile-GTZ Public Properties for Grid-connected Renewable Energy Projects |  

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Properties for Grid-connected Renewable Energy Projects Properties for Grid-connected Renewable Energy Projects Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Chile-GTZ Public Properties for Grid-connected Renewable Energy Projects Name Chile-GTZ Public Properties for Grid-connected Renewable Energy Projects Agency/Company /Organization GTZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.gtz.de/en/themen/27 Program Start 2008 Program End 2011 Country Chile UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References Public Properties for Grid-connected Renewable Energy Projects[1] GTZ is working with Chile with the following objective: "Sites on state-owned properties are identified, assessed and marketed to enable the

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Field Test and Evaluation Report Five Photovoltaic Power Systems for the City of Tucson  

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Members of the DOE solar energy Tiger Team tested five municipally owned, grid connected photovoltaic (PV) power systems for the City of Tucson on March 26 and 27, 2008. The five PV systems tested were Southeast Service Center, Clements Fitness Center, and Thonydale water treatment plant systems 1, 2, and 3. During all tests, skies were virtually cloudless with only occasional, high cirrus present, and none during array testing.

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Exploring the Economic Value of EPAct 2005's PV Tax Credits  

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This CESA - LBNL Case Study examines how much economic value do new and expanded federal tax credits really provide to PV system purchasers, and what implications might they hold for state/utility PV grant programs. The report begins with a discussion of the taxability of PV grants and their interaction with federal credits, as this issue significantly affects the analysis that follows. We then calculate the incremental value of EPAct's new and expanded credits for PV systems of different sizes, and owned by different types of entities. The report concludes with a discussion of potential implications for purchasers of PV systems, as well as for administrators of state/utility PV programs. The market for grid-connected photovoltaics (PV) in the US has grown dramatically in recent years, driven in large part by PV grant or 'buy-down' programs in California, New Jersey, and many other states. The recent announcement of a new 11-year, $3.2 billion PV program in California suggests that state policy will continue to drive even faster growth over the next decade. Federal policy has also played a role, primarily by providing commercial PV systems access to tax benefits, including accelerated depreciation (5-year MACRS schedule) and a business energy investment tax credit (ITC). Since the signing of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) on August 8, the federal government has begun to play a much more significant role in supporting both commercial and residential PV systems. Specifically, EPAct increased the federal ITC for commercial PV systems from 10% to 30% of system costs, and also created a new 30% ITC (capped at $2000) for residential solar systems. Both changes went into effect on January 1, 2006, for an initial period of two years, and in late 2006 were extended for an additional year. Unless extended further, the new residential ITC will expire, and the 30% commercial ITC will revert back to 10%, on January 1, 2009. How much economic value do these new and expanded federal tax credits really provide to PV system purchasers? And what implications might they hold for state/utility PV grant programs? Using a generic (i.e., non-state-specific) cash flow model, this report explores these questions.1 We begin with a discussion of the taxability of PV grants and their interaction with federal credits, as this issue significantly affects the analysis that follows. We then calculate the incremental value of EPAct's new and expanded credits for PV systems of different sizes, and owned by different types of entities. We conclude with a discussion of potential implications for purchasers of PV systems, as well as for administrators of state/utility PV programs.

Bolinger, Mark A; Wiser, Ryan; Ing, Edwin

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote System Performance: A Review of Current Practice  

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of PV Energy Production System Conversion Solar EnergySolar & Small Wind Incentive Program Washington Renewable Energy Productionof actual energy production. Two programs, LADWPs Solar

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV  

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Sandia's solar photovoltaic (PV) work is focused on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems and accelerating the integration of PV technology in the...

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PV Value | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

PV Value PV Value PV Value is a web-based tool that calculates the energy production value for a residential or commercial photovoltaic (PV) system. The tool is Uniform Standards...

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Maine Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Tidal Energy Project |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Maine Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Tidal Energy Maine Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Tidal Energy Project Maine Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Tidal Energy Project July 24, 2012 - 1:12pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognized the nation's first commercial, grid-connected tidal energy project off the coast of Eastport, Maine. Leveraging a $10 million investment from the Energy Department, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will deploy its first commercial tidal energy device into Cobscook Bay this summer. The project, which injected $14 million into the local economy and has supported more than 100 local and supply chain jobs, represents the first tidal energy project in the United States with long-term contracts to sell electricity

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Mongolia-GTZ Energy Efficiency within the Grid-Connected Energy Supply |  

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within the Grid-Connected Energy Supply within the Grid-Connected Energy Supply Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mongolia-GTZ Energy Efficiency within the Grid-Connected Energy Supply Name Mongolia-GTZ Energy Efficiency within the Grid-Connected Energy Supply Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Partner German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Ministry of Fuel and Energy (MoFE) Sector Energy Topics Background analysis, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.gtz.de/en/praxis/95 Program Start 2007 Program End 2010 Country Mongolia Eastern Asia References GTZ projects [1] GTZ is working with Mongolia on energy efficiency capacity development for institutions and the private sector. References

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Robust control based on the Lyapunov theory of a grid-connected doubly fed induction generator  

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This paper discusses the robust control of a grid-connected doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) controlled by vector control using a nonlinear ... , in which an optimal operation of the DFIG in subsynchronous o...

Ridha Cheikh; Arezki Menacer; Said Drid

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S. Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S. May 31, 2013 - 11:00am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - The Energy Department today recognized the nation's first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine. Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world - strengthening American leadership in innovative clean energy technologies that diversify the nation's energy mix with more clean, domestic energy sources. "Developing America's vast renewable energy resources is an important part of the Energy Department's all-of-the-above strategy to pave the way

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Analysis of off-grid hybrid wind turbine/solar PV water pumping systems  

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While many remote water pumping systems exist (e.g. mechanical windmills, solar photovoltaic, wind-electric, diesel powered), few combine both the wind and solar energy resources to possibly improve the reliability and the performance of the system. In this paper, off-grid wind turbine (WT) and solar photovoltaic (PV) array water pumping systems were analyzed individually and combined as a hybrid system. The objectives were to determine: (1) advantages or disadvantages of using a hybrid system over using a WT or a solar PV array alone; (2) if the WT or solar PV array interfered with the output of the other; and (3) which hybrid system was the most efficient for the location. The WT used in the analysis was rated at 900W alternating current (AC). There were three different solar PV arrays analyzed, and they were rated at 320, 480, and 640W direct current (DC). A rectifier converted the 3-phase variable voltage AC output from the WT to DC before combining it with the solar PV array DC output. The combined renewable energies powered a single helical pump. The independent variable used in the hybrid WT/PV array analysis was in units of W/m2. The peak pump efficiency of the hybrid systems at Bushland, TX occurred for the 900W WT combined with the 640W PV array. The peak pump efficiencies at a 75m pumping depth of the hybrid systems were: 47% (WT/320W PV array), 51% (WT/480W PV array), and 55% (WT/640W PV array). Interference occurred between the WT and the different PV arrays (likely due to voltage mismatch between WT and PV array), but the least interference occurred for the WT/320W PV array. This hybrid system pumped 28% more water during the greatest water demand month than the WT and PV systems would have pumped individually. An additional controller with a buck/boost converter is discussed at end of paper for improvement of the hybrid WT/PV array water pumping system.

Brian D. Vick; Byron A. Neal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation Amonix,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Amonix, Inc. Amonix, Inc. Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation Amonix, Inc. A series of brief fact sheet on various topics including:Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation,High Efficiency Concentrating Photovoltaic Power System,Reaching Grid Parity Using BP Solar Crystalline Silicon Technology, Fully Integrated Building Science Solutions for Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Energy Generation,A Value Chain Partnership to Accelerate U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Growth,AC Module PV System,Flexible Organic Polymer-Based PV For Building Integrated Commercial Applications,Flexable Integrated PV System,Delivering Grid-Parity Solar Electricity On Flat Commercial Rooftops,Fully Automated Systems Technology, Concentrating Solar Panels: Bringing the Highest Power and Lowest Cost to

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A 20-SUN HYBRID PV-THERMAL LINEAR MICRO-CONCENTRATOR SYSTEM FOR URBAN ROOFTOP APPLICATIONS  

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A 20-SUN HYBRID PV-THERMAL LINEAR MICRO-CONCENTRATOR SYSTEM FOR URBAN ROOFTOP APPLICATIONS D Walter-mounted system couples the benefits of distributed PV electricity generation with the on-site generation of thermal energy in a temperature range of 60 to 220 ºC. This is ideal for applications ranging from

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FEMP Webcast: O&M Best Practices for Small-Scale PV Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Hosted by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), this seminar covers operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices for photovoltaic (PV) systems of 100 kilowatt or less, including planning for a PV O&M scope of work and maintenance procedures to keep the system operating at optimal capacity.

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November 18 PSERC Webinar: Quantifying and Mitigating the Impacts of PV in Distribution Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting a simulation-based investigation of PV impacts on distribution systems and discussing a new approach for volt-VAR optimization with reactive power capabilities of PV inverters.

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Installation of PV systems in GreeceReliability improvement in the transmission and distribution system  

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Photovoltaic (PV) power systems are becoming one of the most developing investment areas in the field of Renewable Energy Sources (RES). A statement of the status quo of PV power systems in Greece, and their contribution towards the improvement of power system reliability, is the scope of the present paper. Siting and installation of PV power systems is performed according to a recent Greek law, along with environmental and geographical constraints. Meteorological data are computed, formulated and imported to appropriate software in order to simulate the PV units and generate their power output. Data for unserved loads, resulting from load shedding during peak hours, are compared to the above estimated power production. Assuming that a proportion of the eventually unsupplied power could be provided by the accessed power generation of the PV units, the reliability of both transmission and distribution system is improved. The impact on the transmission system is shown by an improvement of LOLP and LOEP indices, whereas peak shaving for the Interconnected Greek Transmission System (IGTS) is also illustrated. For the distribution system the impact is quantified using the distribution system reliability indices SAIDI, SAIFI, and CAIDI. Finally, the resulting improvement is also expressed in financial terms.

Aggelos S. Bouhouras; Antonios G. Marinopoulos; Dimitris P. Labridis; Petros S. Dokopoulos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Solar and Wind Energy Systems  

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In this paper we present the new concept of combined solar and wind energy systems for buildings applications. Photovoltaics (PV) and small wind turbines (WTs) can be install on buildings in case of sufficient wind potential providing the building with electricity. PVs can be combined with thermal collectors to form the hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems. The PVs (or the PV/Ts) and WT subsystems can supplement each other to cover building electrical load. In case of using PV/T collectors the surplus of electricity if not used or stored in batteries can increase the temperature of the thermal storage tank of the solar thermal unit. The description of the experimental set?up of the suggested PV/T/WT system and experimental results are presented. In PV/T/WT systems the output from the solar part depends on the sunshine time and the output of the wind turbine part depends on the wind speed and is obtained any time of day or night. The use of the three subsystems can cover a great part of building energy load contributing to conventional energy saving and environment protection. The PV/T/WT systems are considered suitable in rural and remote areas with electricity supply from stand?alone units or mini?grid connection. PV/T/WT systems can also be used in typical grid connected applications.

Y. Tripanagnostopoulos; M. Souliotis; Th. Makris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life-cycle assessment of multi-crystalline photovoltaic (PV) systems in China  

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Abstract This study performs a life-cycle assessment for a photovoltaic (PV) system with multi-crystalline silicon (multi-Si) modules in China. It considers the primary energy demand, energy payback time (EPBT), and environmental impacts, such as global warming potential and eutrophication, over the entire life cycle of the PV system, including the upstream process, ranging from silica extraction to the multi-Si purification, the midstream process, involving crystalline silicon ingot growth and wafering; and the downstream process, consisting of cell and module fabrication. The data were collected with recommendations provided by the ISO norms and acquired from typical PV companies in China. The results show that the most critical phase of life cycle of Chinese PV system was the transformation of metallic silicon into solar silicon, which was characterized by high electricity consumption, representing most of the environmental impact. The other electricity generation systems were compared to PV. Considering that Chinese electricity is mainly produced by coal-fired power plants, the installation of multi-Si PV systems is recommended over exporting them from China. Furthermore, being higher solar radiation areas, areas in western China, such as the Tibet Autonomous Region, northeastern Qinghai, and the western borders of Gansu, are best suited for the installation of the PV systems even if the long distance of transportation. Finally, recommendations were provided with respect to the sustainable development of the Chinese PV industry and environmental protection.

Yinyin Fu; Xin Liu; Zengwei Yuan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of two techniques for the simulation of PV systems  

SciTech Connect

For several years, MIT Lincoln Laboratory has conducted computer simulations of the performance of photovoltaic solar energy systems in order to size system components, to define designs of potential economic feasibility, to test various control schemes, and to monitor the performance of working systems in the field. When used as an aid-to-design, these hourly simulations step through a full year's worth of insolation and weather data at a specific geographical site. These data are available on computer tapes in the SOLMET format from the National Climatic Center. More recently, a simulation technique has been developed that does not require marching through time but instead works with probability-density functions of daily values of insolation and load as inputs while still providing estimates of the usual measures of system performance (e.g., auxiliary energy required, surplus energy thrown away, fraction of load displaced). Results obtained compare well with results previously obtained from an hourly simulation of a daytime radio station. This technique may be used to study the effect on system performance of varying degrees of correlation of load with insolation and to test the sensitivity of economic analyses to variations in utility escalation rate (discounted for inflation), PV module and balance-of-system costs.

Bucciarelli, L.L.; Grossman, B.L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2 IAEI NEWS November. December 2012 www.iaei.org pv systems in unusual locations  

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the circulating pump. The combination of a PV- powered pump with a solar collector works well since bright sun they be permit- ted and inspected? Here are some examples of such systems. Electric Gate Openers PV-powered at night and during cloudy weather. Normally the prod- ucts are sold as a kit and installed by the building

Johnson, Eric E.

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OPTIMIZATION WITH ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF PV BATTERY STAND-ALONE SYSTEMS OVER THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE  

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of both the installed PV power and storage capacity (lead-acid battery technology for purposes). Keywords: Battery storage and control, Lifetime simulation, PV system. 1. INTRODUCTION Given the sizable-averaged renewable output. The battery state of charge (SOC), which determines the efficiency during charging

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Advanced Inverter Technology for High Penetration Levels of PV Generation in Distribution Systems  

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This subcontract report was completed under the auspices of the NREL/SCE High-Penetration Photovoltaic (PV) Integration Project, which is co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (RD&D) program funded by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and managed by Itron. This project is focused on modeling, quantifying, and mitigating the impacts of large utility-scale PV systems (generally 1-5 MW in size) that are interconnected to the distribution system. This report discusses the concerns utilities have when interconnecting large PV systems that interconnect using PV inverters (a specific application of frequency converters). Additionally, a number of capabilities of PV inverters are described that could be implemented to mitigate the distribution system-level impacts of high-penetration PV integration. Finally, the main issues that need to be addressed to ease the interconnection of large PV systems to the distribution system are presented.

Schauder, C.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term stabilisation of grid connected wind farms with FACTS controllers  

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The increasing power demand has led to the growth of new technologies that play an integral role in shaping the future energy market. Keeping in view of the environmental constraints, grid connected wind turbines are promising in increasing system reliability. This paper presents the impact of FACTS controllers on the long-term dynamic stability of power systems connected with wind farms based on doubly fed induction generator systems. The stability assessment is made first for a three-phase short circuit without the FACTS controllers in the power network and then with the FACTS controllers. The long-term dynamic simulation results yield information on: 1) the impact of faults and slow wind speed changes on the performance of wind driven induction generators; 2) the change in controllable parameters of the FACTS controllers following the faults and wind speed changes; 3) transient reactive power ratings of FACTS controllers for enhancement of rotor speed stability of induction generators and angle stability of synchronous generators.

N. Senthil Kumar; M. Abdullah Khan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Esthetically Designed Municipal PV System Maximizes Energy Production and Revenue Return  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In late 2008, the City of Sebastopol, CA installed a unique 42 kW grid-interactive photovoltaic (PV) system to provide electricity for pumps of the Sebastopol municipal water system. The resulting innovative Sun Dragon PV system, located in a public park, includes design elements that provide optimized electrical performance and revenue generation for the energy produced while also presenting an artistic and unique appearance to park visitors.

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Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Wind Maximum Rebate None Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount Solar: 100% exemption from real property taxes Wind: 100% exemption from real and personal property taxes Provider Minnesota Department of Commerce Minnesota excludes the value added by solar-electric (PV) systems installed after January 1, 1992 from real property taxation. In addition all real and personal property of wind-energy systems is exempt from the state's property tax.* However, the land on which a PV or wind system is located remains taxable.

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A $5 Million Boost for Midsize Wind Turbines and Grid Connectivity |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A $5 Million Boost for Midsize Wind Turbines and Grid Connectivity A $5 Million Boost for Midsize Wind Turbines and Grid Connectivity A $5 Million Boost for Midsize Wind Turbines and Grid Connectivity September 14, 2010 - 10:52am Addthis Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? With better forecasting, utilities can more reliably connect variable power sources such as wind energy with electricity grids, and can decrease their need for back-up energy sources such as natural gas and hydropower. Last week's Geek-Up talked about the Energy Department's Wind for Schools program and how it is helping schools use wind turbines to power their classrooms. Yesterday, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced more than $5 million in funding to help bring wind-generated power to not only more

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Multi-Objective Capacity Planning of a Pv-Wind-Diesel-Battery Hybrid Power System  

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A new solution methodology of the capacity design problem of a PV-Wind-Diesel-Battery Hybrid Power System (HPS) is presented. The problem is formulated as a Linear Programming (LP) model with two objectives: minimizing ...

Saif, A.

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Reliability assessment in active distribution networks with detailed effects of PV systems  

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A micro-grid is a cluster of distributed generators and...2]. The micro-grids are typically designed for bi-mode of ... operating in the grid connected mode, the micro-grid interchangeably imports and exports pow...

Zulu ESAU; Dilan JAYAWEERA

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

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This article examines the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economic value of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, focusing on commercial customers in California. Using 15-minute interval building load and PV production data from a sample of 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial-customer retail electricity rates currently offered in the state. Across all combinations of customers and rates, we find that the annual bill savings from PV, per kWh generated, ranges from $0.05/kWh to $0.24/kWh. This sizable range in rate-reduction value reflects differences in rate structures, revenue requirements, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shape. The most significant rate design issue for the value of commercial PV is found to be the percentage of total utility bills recovered through demand charges, though a variety of other factors are also found to be of importance. The value of net metering is found to be substantial, but only when commercial PV systems represent a sizable portion of annual customer load. Though the analysis presented here is specific to California, our general results demonstrate the fundamental importance of retail rate design for the customer-economics of grid-connected, customer-sited PV.

Mills, Andrew; Wiser, Ryan; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2008-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of retail rate structures on the economics of commercial photovoltaic systems in California  

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This article examines the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economic value of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, focusing on commercial customers in California. Using 15-min interval building load and PV production data from a sample of 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial-customer retail electricity rates currently offered in the state. Across all combinations of customers and rates, we find that the annual bill savings from PV, per kWh generated, ranges from $0.05 to $0.24/kWh. This sizable range in rate-reduction value reflects differences in rate structures, revenue requirements, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shape. The most significant rate design issue for the value of commercial PV is found to be the percentage of total utility bills recovered through demand charges, though a variety of other factors are also found to be of importance. The value of net metering is found to be substantial, but only when energy from commercial PV systems represents a sizable portion of annual customer load. Though the analysis presented here is specific to California, our general results demonstrate the fundamental importance of retail rate design for the customer-economics of grid-connected, customer-sited PV.

Mills, Andrew D.; Wiser, Ryan; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

To achieve a sizable and self-sustaining market for grid-connected, customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar will likely need to be competitive with retail electricity rates. In this report, we examine the impact of retail rate design on the economic value of commercial PV systems in California. Using 15-minute interval building load and PV production data from 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial customer retail rates currently offered in the state. We find that the specifics of the rate structure, combined with the characteristics of the customers underlying load and the size of the PV system, can have a substantial impact on the customer-economics of commercial PV systems.

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CURRENT SOURCING ISOLATED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER Ilya Zeltser, Student Member, IEEE and Sam Ben-Yaakov, Senior Member, IEEE  

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CURRENT SOURCING ISOLATED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER Ilya Zeltser, Student Member, IEEE and Sam Ben proposes a soft switched Output Current Sourcing (OCS) grid connected inverter that applies a high inverters where the small disturbance at the line voltage may lead to current run away and consequently

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Sundance, Skiing and Solar: Park City to Install New PV System | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sundance, Skiing and Solar: Park City to Install New PV System Sundance, Skiing and Solar: Park City to Install New PV System Sundance, Skiing and Solar: Park City to Install New PV System October 25, 2010 - 10:49am Addthis Park City, UT has completed several green projects recently. The town is installing a solar energy system on top of the Marsac Building at the end of the month. | Photo courtesy of Park City | Park City, UT has completed several green projects recently. The town is installing a solar energy system on top of the Marsac Building at the end of the month. | Photo courtesy of Park City | Paul Lester Communications Specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy What does this project do? 80-panel solar energy system to be installed at Park City's Marsac Building. Recovery Act-funded system to generate up to 15% of the building's

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Maine: United States Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind...  

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in maritime energy infrastructure and ship building to construct this first-of-its-kind wind energy system. As part of a separate project, the University of Maine is planning a...

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Comparative study of voltage oriented and frequency coordinated control of grid connected doubly fed induction generator  

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In this paper a comparative study between voltage oriented control (VOC) and frequency coordinated control (FCC) of grid connected doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is presented. The two method controls are deeply done on DFIG converter sides grid side converter (GSC) and rotor side converter (RSC). The VOC method permanently maintains the DFIG reactive power to zero values to achieve stable voltage. This control is implemented by regulating the rotor direct axis reference current in RSC using grid reactive power. On the other hand the FCC has employed the active power obtaining from the system frequency deviation to control the rotor quadrature axis reference current in the RSC. The GSC is the same in two studies and its applied vector controlled method. The comparison study between the two methods is conducted at a steady and dynamic state under constant and variable wind speeds. The simulation results are carried out by using PSCAD/EMTDC electromagnetic transient program to validate the comparison study between two methods control of DFIG. The outcomes of the simulation show that the VOC is very convenient when the DFIG operated at transient mode and variable wind speeds while the FCC is feasible and effective for steady-state mode applications. Furthermore the FCC method has an ability to reduce the active and reactive powers ripples as well as decreasing torque harmonics. Both of two methods had fewer transient recovery values of output parameters which ensure safety dynamic response of DFIG and power system. This study contributes significantly to choose the suitable control of the DFIG converters according to electrical grid operation conditions. In addition if a joint control has been applied to these two methods the wind power gained strong and flexible control of the frequency and voltage for different operating conditions.

Li Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Solar PV  

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses.

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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High Penetration of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems into the Distribution Grid, Workshop Report, February 24-25, 2009  

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Outcomes from the EERE Solar Energy Technologies Program workshop on high penetration of photovoltaic (PV) systems into the distribution grid, Feb. 24-25, 2009, Ontario, Calif.

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2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacity Value of PV and Wind Generation in the NV Energy System  

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Calculation of photovoltaic (PV) and wind power capacity values is important for estimating additional load that can be served by new PV or wind installations in the electrical power system. It also is the basis for assigning capacity credit payments in systems with markets. Because of variability in solar and wind resources, PV and wind generation contribute to power system resource adequacy differently from conventional generation. Many different approaches to calculating PV and wind generation capacity values have been used by utilities and transmission operators. Using the NV Energy system as a study case, this report applies peak-period capacity factor (PPCF) and effective load carrying capability (ELCC) methods to calculate capacity values for renewable energy sources. We show the connection between the PPCF and ELCC methods in the process of deriving a simplified approach that approximates the ELCC method. This simplified approach does not require generation fleet data and provides the theoretical basis for a quick check on capacity value results of PV and wind generation. The diminishing return of capacity benefit as renewable generation increases is conveniently explained using the simplified capacity value approach.

Lu, Shuai; Diao, Ruisheng; Samaan, Nader A.; Etingov, Pavel V.

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Indirect Benefits (Increased Roof Life and HVAC Savings) from a Solar PV System at the San Jos Convention Center  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The City of San Jos is considering the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the San Jos Convention Center. The installation would be on a lower section of the roof covering approximately 21,000 ft2. To assist city staff in making a decision on the PV installation, the Department of Energy Tiger Team has investigated potential indirect benefits of installing a solar PV system on the Convention Center roof. The indirect benefits include potential increase in roof life, as well as potential reduced heating and cooling load in the building due to roof shading from the PV system.

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MHK Projects/Evopod E1 1 10 scale grid connected demonstrator | Open Energy  

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Evopod E1 1 10 scale grid connected demonstrator Evopod E1 1 10 scale grid connected demonstrator < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":54.388,"lon":-5.566,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MHK Projects/Evopod E35 35kW grid connected demonstrator | Open Energy  

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First U.S. Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine Installed Off the Coast of Maine  

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Castine, Maine - The University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center partnered with Maine Maritime Academy and Cianbro to launch a deepwater offshore floating wind turbine near Bangor. When the turbine was turned on and electricity began flowing through an undersea cable to Central Maine Power on June 13, the VolturnUS 1:8 became the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine in the Americas.

157

Compatibility Study of Protective Relaying in a Grid-Connected Fuel Cell  

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A 200-kW fuel cell produced by International Fuel Cells (IFC), a United Technologies Company, began operation at the National Transportation Research Center (NTRC) in early June 2003. The NTRC is a joint Oak Ridge National laboratory (ORNL) and University of Tennessee research facility located in Knoxville, Tennessee. This research activity investigated the protective relaying functions of this fully commercialized fuel cell power plant, which uses ''synthesized'' protective relays. The project's goal is to characterize the compatibility between the fuel cell's interconnection protection system and the local distribution system or electric power system (EPS). ORNL, with assistance from the Electric Power Research Institute-Power Electronics Applications Center (EPRI-PEAC) in Knoxville, Tennessee, monitored and characterized the system compatibility over a period of 6 months. Distribution utility engineers are distrustful of or simply uncomfortable with the protective relaying and hardware provided as part of distributed generation (DG) plants. Part of this mistrust is due to the fact that utilities generally rely on hardware from certain manufacturers whose reliability is well established based on performance over many years or even decades. Another source of concern is the fact that fuel cells and other types of DG do not use conventional relays but, instead, the protective functions of conventional relays are simulated by digital circuits in the distributed generator's grid interface control unit. Furthermore, the testing and validation of internal protection circuits of DG are difficult to accomplish and can be changed by the vendor at any time. This study investigated and documented the safety and protective relaying present in the IFC fuel cell, collected data on the operation of the fuel cell, recorded event data during EPS disturbances, and assessed the compatibility of the synthesized protective circuits and the local distribution system. The project also addressed other important and timely issues. For instance, the study includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of the fuel cell's synthesized relay protection scheme relative to the recently issued IEEE 1547 interconnection standard. Together, these activities should serve to reduce the number of unknowns pertaining to unconventional protective circuits, to the benefit of DG manufacturers, vendors, prospective and current users of DG, and electricity suppliers/distributors. Although more grid-connect fuel cell interruptions were encountered in this study than originally anticipated, and the investigation and findings became quite complex, every effort was made to clearly summarize the interconnection causes and issues throughout the report and especially in the summary found in Sect. 4. ORNL's funding of this study is sponsored equally by (1) the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Distributed Energy Resources and (2) the Distributed Generation Technologies program of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Staunton, R.H.

2004-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

158

Public Response to Residential Grid-Tied PV Systems in Colorado: A Qualitative Market Assessment  

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The early adopters of residential grid-tied photovoltaics (PV) have complex motivations to pay today's costs, including altruistic, environmental, and financial reasons. Focused interviews were conducted with a self-selected purposive sample interested in purchasing 2-kW or 3-kW PV systems with an installed cost of $8,000 to $12,000. The sample tended to be men or married couples ranging in age from their early thirties to their mid-eighties; professionals, managers, or small business owners; relatively financially secure, with experience with energy efficiency and renewable energy. Product attributes they preferred were net metering, warranties, guarantees, utility financing, maintenance, an option to own or lease, a battery option, and an aesthetically pleasing system. Potential PV customers needed more information before making a purchase decision.

Farhar, B. C.; Buhrmann, J.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Study of hydrogen production system by using PV solar energy and PEM electrolyser in Algeria  

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Hydrogen fuel can be produced by using solar electric energy from photovoltaic (PV) modules for the electrolysis of water without emitting carbon dioxide or requiring fossil fuels. In this paper, an assessment of the technical potential for producing hydrogen from the PV/proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser system is investigated. The present study estimates the amount of hydrogen produced by this system in six locations using hourly global solar irradiations on horizontal plane and ambient temperature. The system studied in this work is composed of 60W PV module connected with a commercial 50W PEM electrolyser via DC/DC converter equipped with a maximum power point tracking. The primary objective is to develop a mathematical model of hydrogen production system, including PV module and PEM electrolyser to analyze the system performance. The secondary aim is to compare the system performance in terms of hydrogen production at seven locations situated in different regions of Algeria. The amount of hydrogen produced is estimated at seven locations situated in different regions. In terms of hydrogen production, the results show that the southern region of Algeria (Adrar, Ghardaia, Bechar and Tamanrasset) is found to have the relatively highest hydrogen production. The total annual production of hydrogen is estimated to be around 2029m3 at these sites. The hydrogen production at various sites has been found to vary according to the solar radiation.

Djamila Ghribi; Abdellah Khelifa; Said Diaf; Maouf Belhamel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Analysis of concentrating PV-T systems for the commercial/industrial sector. Volume III. Technical issues and design guidance  

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This report provide appropriate guidance for addressing the major technical issues associated with the design and installation of a photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) system. Nomographs are presented for developing preliminary sizing and costing, and issues associated with specific components and the overall design of the electrical and mechanical system are discussed. SAND82-7157/2 presents a review of current PV-T technology and operating systems and a study of potential PV-T applications. Detailed PV-T system designs for three selected applications and the results of a trade-off study for these applications are presented in SAND82-7157/4. A summary of the major results of this entire study and conclusions concerning PV-T systems and applications is presented in SAND82-7157/1.

Schwinkendorf, W.E.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Public Meeting: Physical Characterization of Smart and Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Building End-Use Equipment and Appliances  

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These documents contain slide decks presented at the Physical Characterization of Smart and Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances public meeting held on April 30, 2014.

162

Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops: Proposal for Rating System  

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This PowerPoint presentation, focused on humidity, temperature and voltage testing, was originally presented at the NREL 2013 PV Module Reliability Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Denver, CO. It summarizes the efforts of previous QA task forces and proposes a QA rating system to differentiate the relative durability of model designs.

163

Optimal Design and Management of a Smart Residential PV and Energy Storage System  

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. However, the home owners are not yet convinced of the saving cost benefits of this technologyOptimal Design and Management of a Smart Residential PV and Energy Storage System Di Zhu, Yanzhi University, Korea {dizhu, yanzhiwa, pedram}@usc.edu, naehyuck@elpl.snu.ac.kr Abstract-- Solar photovoltaic

Pedram, Massoud

164

City of Knoxville, Tennessee City Council Resolution for solar PV system  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This document is a scan of the resolution, dated July 26, 2011, for the approval of the City of Knoxville, Tennessee to use $250,000 of EECBG funding for finding innovative financing mechanisms for a planned installation of a 90-kW solar PV system.

165

Battery and charge controller evaluations in small stand-alone PV systems  

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We report the results of to separate long-term tests of batteries and charge controllers in small stand-alone PV systems. In these experiments, seven complete systems were tested for two years at each of two locations: Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque and the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Each system contained a PV array, flooded-lead-acid battery, a charge controller and a resistive load. Performance of the systems was strongly influenced by the difference in solar irradiance at the two sites, with some batteries at Sandia exceeding manufacturer`s predictions for cycle life. System performance was strongly correlated with regulation reconnect voltage (R{sup 2} correlation coefficient = 0.95) but only weakly correlated with regulation voltage. We will also discuss details of system performance, battery lifetime and battery water consumption.

Woodworth, J.R.; Thomas, M.G.; Stevens, J.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Dunlop, J.L.; Swamy, M.R.; Demetrius, L. [Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral, FL (United States); Harrington, S.R. [K-Tech Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Optimization of a stand?alone Solar PV?Wind?DG Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation at Sagar Island  

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An estimation of a stand?alone solar PV and wind hybrid system for distributed power generation has been made based on the resources available at Sagar island a remote area distant to grid operation. Optimization and sensitivity analysis has been made to evaluate the feasibility and size of the power generation unit. A comparison of the different modes of hybrid system has been studied. It has been estimated that Solar PV?Wind?DG hybrid system provides lesser per unit electricity cost. Capital investment is observed to be lesser when the system run with Wind?DG compared to Solar PV?DG.

P. C. Roy; A. Majumder; N. Chakraborty

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Performance analysis of PV pumping systems using switched reluctance motor drives  

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A PV pumping system using switched reluctance motor (SRM) is thoroughly investigated in this work. This motor is supplied by a d.c. voltage through a simple switching circuit. This drive circuit is much simpler than the normal d.c./a.c. inverter required to supply the induction motor. The efficiency of this motor is considerably higher than that of the equivalent d.c. or induction motors. In addition, because of the simple construction, SRM is cheaper than these conventional drives. Because of the above advantages of the SRM, the proposed system has higher efficiency and lower cost as compared with other systems. A design example is studied in detail to explore the advantages of PV pumping systems based on this new drive. The study of the performance of the proposed system showed that the operating efficiency of the motor is about 85% during most of its working time. The matching efficiency between the PV array and the proposed system approaches 95%. The major part of the losses takes place in the pump and the riser pipes. This loss represents one-third of the total available energy. 21 refs., 10 figs.

Metwally, H.M.B. [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt)] [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt); Anis, W.R. [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)] [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

168

Beijing Sunpu Solar PV Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Municipality, China Zip: 100083 Sector: Solar Product: Manufacturers of PV-powered street lights, inverters and other solar PV systems. References: Beijing Sunpu Solar PV...

169

Design, fabrication, and certification of advanced modular PV power systems. Final technical progress report  

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Solar Electric Specialties Company (SES) has completed a two and a half year effort under the auspices of the US Department of Energy (DOE) PVMaT (Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology) project. Under Phase 4A1 of the project for Product Driven System and Component Technology, the SES contract ``Design, Fabrication and Certification of Advanced Modular PV Power Systems`` had the goal to reduce installed system life cycle costs through development of certified (Underwriters Laboratories or other listing) and standardized prototype products for two of the product lines, MAPPS{trademark} (Modular Autonomous PV Power Supply) and Photogensets{trademark}. MAPPS are small DC systems consisting of Photovoltaic modules, batteries and a charge controller and producing up to about a thousand watt-hours per day. Photogensets are stand-alone AC systems incorporating a generator as backup for the PV in addition to a DC-AC inverter and battery charger. The program tasks for the two-year contract consisted of designing and fabricating prototypes of both a MAPPS and a Photogenset to meet agency listing requirements using modular concepts that would support development of families of products, submitting the prototypes for listing, and performing functionality testing at Sandia and NREL. Both prototypes were candidates for UL (Underwriters Laboratories) listing. The MAPPS was also a candidate for FM (Factory Mutual) approval for hazardous (incendiary gases) locations.

Lambarski, T.; Minyard, G. [Solar Electric Specialties Co., Willits, CA (United States)

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

PV-hybrid village power systems in Amazonia  

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The Brazilian Amazon region is an ideal location for isolated mini-grid systems. Hundreds of diesel systems have been installed to supply electricity to this sparsely populated region. However, the availability of renewable energy resources makes the Amazon well-suited to renewable energy systems. This paper describes the technical aspects of two hybrid systems being installed in this region through the cooperative effort of multiple partners: US Department of Energy, through NREL, and Brazilian CEPEL/Eletrobras and state electric utilities. The first system is a 50-kW photovoltaic-wind-battery hybrid and the second is a 50-kW photovoltaic-diesel-battery hybrid.

Warner, C.L.; Taylor, R.W. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Ribeiro, C.M.; Moszkowicz, M.; Borba, A.J.V. [Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Eletrica, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Performance analysis of PV system for maximum utilization of solar radiation  

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A detailed analysis of a photovolatic (PV) stand-alone system using a novel battery voltage regulator to maximize the utilization of solar radiation is presented. The basic idea of the novel battery voltage regulator is discussed in a previously published work. The proposed system disconnects the battery rather than the PV array when the battery is fully charged. When the battery is disconnected, the load is supplied through a chopper. Hence, instead of losing available solar energy-by disconnecting the array-the energy is supplied to the load. The analysis presented here shows that the PV array may be disconnected for a variable period, ranging between 4 and 5 h per day during the summer season. This result indicates that a significant energy loss, up to 50% of the available solar energy, may occur during the summer. An elaborate analysis for the chopper circuit is given in this work. The analysis showed that the chopper keeps the load voltage almost constant if the chopper parameters are carefully designed. The novel system preserves the battery charge during periods of high solar insolation, thus the battery state of charge is kept high for long periods during the year. Consequently, the battery lifetime is prolonged. In this work, the climatic conditions of Cairo, the Egyptian capital, are considered. The effects of cloudy days on the system performance were taken into consideration.

Wagdy R. Anis; M.Abdul-Sadek Nour

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners (Revised)  

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23 23 Revised February 2010 Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners Katharine Kollins Duke University Bethany Speer and Karlynn Cory National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-46723 Revised February 2010 Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners Katharine Kollins Duke University Bethany Speer and Karlynn Cory

173

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Integrated PV and Energy Storage Systems  

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As solar power plants proliferate, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for integrating PV with electric power systems at both the distribution and bulk system levels. In response to these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has issued a notice of intent (NOI) to release the SunShot Sustainable and Holistic IntegratioN of Energy storage and Solar (SHINES) funding opportunity. SHINES will enable the holistic design, development, and widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable energy storage solutions, and will strive to successfully integrate these solutions into PV power plants. SHINES projects can also focus on demand response and load management to achieve target metrics.

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Optimized Operation Strategies for PV Storages Systems Yield Limitations, Optimized Battery Configuration and the Benefit of a Perfect Forecast  

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Abstract Decreasing feed in tariffs and system prices combined with an increase of electricity tariffs supports the trend to install PV storage systems in private households. In the past years several investigations and field trials have shown, that these systems can increase the self consumption of PV-power and support the self sufficiency of private households [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]. These systems also have a positive influence on the low-voltage grid [7], [8]. In recent years several investigations have been done to determine the optimal system configuration. They focus on the storage and PV generator size [9] or the applied storage technology [10]. In general, the mode of operation follows a simple regime: If PV production is larger than the actual consumption, PV power is stored. If the local consumption is higher than the actual PV production, stored power is used as long as available. Only slight modifications have been done, to map the price and efficiency effects of power electronics [11], [12]. Therefore, the results are limited to a single mode of operation. In this presentation, we derive a mathematical framework, which allows the calculation of the upper performance limit for a specific household and storage system, without any assumption on the operation strategy. We apply these analysis to a large set of German households and compare the upper performance limit for two different storage system designs: A system with relative short lifetime and small capacity on the one hand and another with a long lifetime and larger capacity

Armin U. Schmiegel; Andreas Kleine

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Optimization and sensitivity analysis of a PV/Wind/Diesel hybrid system for a rural community in the pacific  

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This work looks at the feasibility of a standalone hybrid power generation system for providing power to a rural community in the Pacific Islands. The optimization and sensitivity analysis of a proposed PV/Win...

Vikash Reddy; Atul Raturi

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Solar Survey of PV System Owners: San Diego  

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The purpose of the survey was to understand the motivation, challenges and benefits perceived by individuals who decided to install solar systems in the City of San Diego. Approximately 2000 surveys were sent, and 641 surveys were completed. The primary response was from the residential sector. Individuals had the option to reply electronically, using Survey Monkey, or to complete a paper survey. All responses were combined and checked to ensure that there were no duplicates.

177

Numerical simulation of wind effects on a stand-alone ground mounted photovoltaic (PV) system  

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Abstract 3D Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations using an unsteady solver with steady inlet conditions are carried out to investigate the wind load and flow field around a ground mounted stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) system with 25 panel tilt angle immersed in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) using the shear stress transport (SST) k-? turbulence closure. Wind directions of the incoming flow are varied from 0 to 180 at 45 intervals. Mean pressure coefficients on the surfaces of the PV panel are compared with the wind tunnel measurement by Abiola-Ogedengbe (2013) and an agreement within 46% is found. Coefficients of drag, lift and overturning moment for the PV system are computed from the numerical simulations. In terms of maximum uplift, 180 is found to be the critical wind direction whereas in terms of overturning moments, 45 and 135 are the critical wind directions. The wind velocity and vorticity fields around the panel are correlated and analyzed with respect to the pressure distribution on the panel surfaces.

Chowdhury Mohammad Jubayer; Horia Hangan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Design, Fabrication, and Certification of Advanced Modular PV Power Systems Final Technical Progress Report  

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This report describes the overall accomplishments and benefits of Solar Electric Specialties Co. (SES) under this Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract. SES addressed design issues related to their modular autonomous PV power supply (MAPPS) and a mobile photogenset. MAPPS investigations included gel-cell batteries mounted horizontally; redesign of the SES power supply; modified battery enclosure for increased safety and reduced cost; programmable, interactive battery charge controllers; and UL and FM listings. The photogenset systems incorporate generators, battery storage, and PV panels for a mobile power supply. The unit includes automatic oil-change systems for the propane generators, collapsible array mounts for the PV enclosure, and internal stowage of the arrays. Standardizing the products resulted in product lines of MAPPS and Photogensets that can be produced more economically and with shorter lead times, while increasing product quality and reliability. Product assembly and quality control have also been improved and streamlined with the development of standardized assembly processes and QC testing procedures. SES offers the UL-listed MAPPS at about the same price as its previous non-standardized, unlisted products.

Lambarski, T.; Minyard, G. (Solar Electric Specialties Co., Willits, California)

1998-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

179

Study on environmental impact model of grid-connected wind power generation  

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As a clean and renewable energy source, wind power is independent from the traditional external energy change, which makes it one of the most promising ways of clean energy generation. It is well known that wind power has obvious energy saving efficiency. But for long-term consideration, wind power generation still has certain impacts on human life. Therefore, standing in the point of the negative effects of wind energy, this paper makes a further research on environmental issues of wind energy development and utilisation. Then combining with fuzzy theory, the environmental impact model of wind energy utilisation is constructed, the science and effectiveness of the model is validated thorough example analysis, which aims to lay a solid theoretical foundation to solve the problems of wind farm grid-connection.

Hao Chang; Jicheng Liu; Cunbin Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Real-time POD-CFD Wind-Load Calculator for PV Systems  

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The primary objective of this project is to create an accurate web-based real-time wind-load calculator. This is of paramount importance for (1) the rapid and accurate assessments of the uplift and downforce loads on a PV mounting system, (2) identifying viable solutions from available mounting systems, and therefore helping reduce the cost of mounting hardware and installation. Wind loading calculations for structures are currently performed according to the American Society of Civil Engineers/ Structural Engineering Institute Standard ASCE/SEI 7; the values in this standard were calculated from simplified models that do not necessarily take into account relevant characteristics such as those from full 3D effects, end effects, turbulence generation and dissipation, as well as minor effects derived from shear forces on installation brackets and other accessories. This standard does not include provisions that address the special requirements of rooftop PV systems, and attempts to apply this standard may lead to significant design errors as wind loads are incorrectly estimated. Therefore, an accurate calculator would be of paramount importance for the preliminary assessments of the uplift and downforce loads on a PV mounting system, identifying viable solutions from available mounting systems, and therefore helping reduce the cost of the mounting system and installation. The challenge is that although a full-fledged three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis would properly and accurately capture the complete physical effects of air flow over PV systems, it would be impractical for this tool, which is intended to be a real-time web-based calculator. CFD routinely requires enormous computation times to arrive at solutions that can be deemed accurate and grid-independent even in powerful and massively parallel computer platforms. This work is expected not only to accelerate solar deployment nationwide, but also help reach the SunShot Initiative goals of reducing the total installed cost of solar energy systems by 75%. The largest percentage of the total installed cost of solar energy system is associated with balance of system cost, with up to 40% going to soft costs; which include customer acquisition, financing, contracting, permitting, interconnection, inspection, installation, performance, operations, and maintenance. The calculator that is being developed will provide wind loads in real-time for any solar system designs and suggest the proper installation configuration and hardware; and therefore, it is anticipated to reduce system design, installation and permitting costs.

Huayamave, Victor [Centecorp; Divo, Eduardo [Centecorp; Ceballos, Andres [Centecorp; Barriento, Carolina [Centecorp; Stephen, Barkaszi [FSEC; Hubert, Seigneur [FSEC

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Agenda for Public Meeting on the Physical Characterization of Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances  

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Download the agenda below for the July 11 Public Meeting on the Physical Characterization of Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances.

182

PV PLANNER A DESIGN AND  

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PV PLANNER A DESIGN AND ANALYSIS TOOL FOR BUILDING INTEGRATED SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS FINAL PLANNER A DESIGN AND ANALYSIS TOOL FOR BUILDING INTEGRATED SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS Final Report A Renewable............................................................................................................................................26 3. ILLUSTRATIVE OUTPUTS FROM PV PLANNER FOR A BUILDING INTEGRATED (BIPV) PV APPLICATION

Delaware, University of

183

Viability analysis of PV power plants in Egypt  

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This paper investigates, from techno-economical and environmental points of view, the feasible sites in Egypt to build a 10MW PV-grid connected power plant. Available PV-modules are assessed and a module is selected for this study. The long-term meteorological parameters for each of the 29 considered sites in Egypt from NASA renewable energy resource website (Surface meteorology and Solar Energy) are collected and analyzed in order to study the behaviors of solar radiations, sunshine duration, air temperature, and humidity over Egypt, and also to determine the compatibility of the meteorological parameters in Egypt with the safety operating conditions (SOC) of PV-modules. The project viability analysis is performed using \\{RETScreen\\} version 4.0 software through electric energy production analysis, financial analysis, and GHG emission analysis. The study show that placement of the proposed 10MW PV-grid connected power plant at Wahat Kharga site offers the highest profitability, energy production, and GHG emission reduction. The lowest profitability and energy production values are offered at Safaga site. Therefore, it is recommended to start building large-scale PV power plants projects at Wahat Kharga site.

M. EL-Shimy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Economic Analysis of a Brackish Water Photovoltaic-Operated (BWRO-PV) Desalination System: Preprint  

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The photovoltaic (PV)-powered reverse-osmosis (RO) desalination system is considered one of the most promising technologies in producing fresh water from both brackish and sea water, especially for small systems located in remote areas. We analyze the economic viability of a small PV-operated RO system with a capacity of 5 m3/day used to desalinate brackish water of 4000 ppm total dissolve solids, which is proposed to be installed in a remote area of the Babylon governorate in the middle of Iraq; this area possesses excellent insolation throughout the year. Our analysis predicts very good economic and environmental benefits of using this system. The lowest cost of fresh water achieved from using this system is US $3.98/ m3, which is very reasonable compared with the water cost reported by small-sized desalination plants installed in rural areas in other parts of the world. Our analysis shows that using this small system will prevent the release annually of 8,170 kg of CO2, 20.2 kg of CO, 2.23 kg of CH, 1.52 kg of particulate matter, 16.41 kg of SO2, and 180 kg of NOx.

Al-Karaghouli, A.; Kazmerski, L. L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote System Performance: A Review of Current Practice  

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Utility District (SMUD) Xcel Energy Connecticut Clean EnergyCA LADWP CA SMUD CO Xcel CT CCEF Small PV ProgramCA LADWP CA SMUD CO Xcel CT CCEF Small PV Program

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Utility Scale Wind Turbines on a Grid Connected Island Mohit Dua, Anthony L. Rogers, James F. Manwell,  

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Utility Scale Wind Turbines on a Grid Connected Island Mohit Dua, Anthony L. Rogers, James F utility scale wind turbines on Fox Islands, located 12 miles from the coast of Maine in the United States of electricity itself. Three locations are analyzed in detail as potential sites for wind turbine installations

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

187

Optimum Operating Conditions for Alkaline Water Electrolysis Coupled with Solar PV Energy System  

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This paper investigates theoretically and experimentally the optimum operating conditions for alkaline water electrolysis coupled with a solar photovoltaic (PV)...

Ashraf Balabel; Mohamed S. Zaky; Ismail Sakr

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Fault response of inverter interfaced distributed generators in grid-connected applications  

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Abstract Inverter-interfaced distributed generation is prominent in some distribution networks because of the growth of PV and other new sources. In order to ensure that protection system design remains effective in this environment, it is essential to be able to accurately represent inverters in fault current calculations. Calculating the fault current contribution is complicated because of the nature of the transition into current limiting mode and because the current produced is a function of control choices as well as physical components. The desire is for a simple source plus impedance model for incorporation into network studies. Based on knowledge of the control strategy and the details of the method of current limiting, linear analytical equivalent models are proposed whose source and impedance values (at fundamental frequency) can be expressed as a function of the inverter's hardware parameters and controller gains. The dependence of the entry into current limit on the nature and location of other generators in the network leads to a proposal for a load flow based fault analysis incorporating the new models. This iteratively determines which inverter experiences current limiting. The proposed inverter fault models and their use in a network fault analysis have been verified against experimental results in a 3-inverter network.

Cornelis A. Plet; Timothy C. Green

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Design of a PV/Fuel Cell Hybrid Power System for the City of Brest in France  

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source. The produced hydrogen feeds then a fuel cell (FC) system, which will supply the city of BrestOptimal Design of a PV/Fuel Cell Hybrid Power System for the City of Brest in France Omar Hazem with the optimal design of a stand-alone hybrid photovoltaic and fuel cell power system without battery storage

Brest, Université de

190

Comparison of Photovoltaic Models in the System Advisor Model: Preprint  

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The System Advisor Model (SAM) is free software developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for predicting the performance of renewable energy systems and analyzing the financial feasibility of residential, commercial, and utility-scale grid-connected projects. SAM offers several options for predicting the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems. The model requires that the analyst choose from three PV system models, and depending on that choice, possibly choose from three module and two inverter component models. To obtain meaningful results from SAM, the analyst must be aware of the differences between the model options and their applicability to different modeling scenarios. This paper presents an overview the different PV model options and presents a comparison of results for a 200-kW system using different model options.

Blair, N. J.; Dobos, A. P.; Gilman, P.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REDUCING MISMATCH LOSSES IN GRID-CONNECTED RESIDENTIAL BIPV ARRAYS USING ACTIVE POWER CONVERSION COMPONENTS  

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occur due to nearby buildings, trees, antennas or chimneys, which are usually inherent to the solar, chimneys or buildings, consequently causing PV module mismatch losses. Such losses are mainly due is carried out through normal operation and two partially shaded scenarios representing chimney and nearby

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote System Performance: A Review of Current Practice  

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communication with New York State Energy Research andSolar Pioneer Program New York Energy $mart PV IncentivePower Authority (LIPA) New York State Energy Research and

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling Broad Adoption of Distributed PV-storage systems Via Supervisory Planning & Control  

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N, Goodrich A. US DOE SunShot. Photovoltaic (PV) pricingU.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative (Feldman et al

DeForest, Nicholas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

NREL: Energy Systems Integration Facility - Systems Integration  

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system components for grid-connected, standalone, and microgrid applications Test large power system components such as inverters, diesel and natural gas generators, battery...

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Hawaii Natural Energy Institute installs PV systems at public schools Pacific Business News  

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of the inverters, which convert direct current or DC power generated by the PV panels into alternating current in Ewa Beach and at Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School in Lihue on Kauai. "These installations the performance of traditional and emerging PV materials and inverter technologies," Institute Director Richard

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Advanced polymer PV system: PVMaT 4A1 annual report, September 1995--September 1996  

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Purpose of this subcontract was to produce lower module and systems costs through the innovative use of polymeric materials. The Innovative Mounting System (IMS) was developed and testing begun during the first year of this contract. IMS reduces the cost of installed PV systems by reducing labor and materials costs both in the factory and in field installation. It incorporates several advances in polymers, processing methods and product design. An advanced backskin material permits elimination of the conventional Al perimeter frame by protecting and sealing the edge and by direct bonding of multifunctional mounting bars. Electrical interconnection is easier and more reliable with a new junction box. Feasibility of a non-vacuum, high-throughput lamination method was also demonstrated, involving a novel transparent encapsulant with UV stabilization package that can be laminated in air and which should lead to longer field life than conventional designs. The first-year program culminated in the fielding of prototype products with the new encapsulant, backskin, junction box, frameless edge seal, and IMS. Feedback and marketing information from potential customers were solicited. Result promises a $0.50/watt manufacturing and system cost reductions as well as increased system lifetime. The second year will complete refinement and test of the encapsulant and backskin, complete the new lamination method, and refine product designs.

Hanoka, J.; Chleboski, R.; Farber, M.; Fava, J.; Kane, P.; Martz, J. [Evergreen Solar, Inc., Waltham, MA (United States)] [Evergreen Solar, Inc., Waltham, MA (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2014-04-30 Public Meeting Agenda: Physical Characterization of Smart and Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances  

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This document is the agenda for the Physical Characterization of Smart and Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances public meeting being held on April 30, 2014.

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A Guidebook on Grid Interconnection and Islanded Operation of Mini-Grid Power Systems Up to 200 kW  

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grid connection of PV hybrid mini-grids. IEA PVPS Task 11,Program (ESMAP), Mini-Grid Design Manual, Technical Paperhttp://www.riaed.net/IMG/pdf/Mini- Grid_Design_Manual-2.pdf

Greacen, Chris

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid-Competitive Residential and Commercial Fully Automated PV Systems Technology: Final technical Report, August 2011  

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Under DOE's Technology Pathway Partnership program, SunPower Corporation developed turn-key, high-efficiency residential and commercial systems that are cost effective. Key program objectives include a reduction in LCOE values to 9-12 cents/kWh and 13-18 cents/kWh respectively for the commercial and residential markets. Target LCOE values for the commercial ground, commercial roof, and residential markets are 10, 11, and 13 cents/kWh. For this effort, SunPower collaborated with a variety of suppliers and partners to complete the tasks below. Subcontractors included: Solaicx, SiGen, Ribbon Technology, Dow Corning, Xantrex, Tigo Energy, and Solar Bridge. SunPower's TPP addressed nearly the complete PV value chain: from ingot growth through system deployment. Throughout the award period of performance, SunPower has made progress toward achieving these reduced costs through the development of 20%+ efficient modules, increased cell efficiency through the understanding of loss mechanisms and improved manufacturing technologies, novel module development, automated design tools and techniques, and reduced system development and installation time. Based on an LCOE assessment using NREL's Solar Advisor Model, SunPower achieved the 2010 target range, as well as progress toward 2015 targets.

Brown, Katie E.; Cousins, Peter; Culligan, Matt; Jonathan Botkin; DeGraaff, David; Bunea, Gabriella; Rose, Douglas; Bourne, Ben; Koehler, Oliver

2011-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Residential Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices, Q4 2013 Benchmarks: Cash Purchase, Fair Market Value, and Prepaid Lease Transaction Prices  

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The price of photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States (i.e., the cost to the system owner) has dropped precipitously in recent years, led by substantial reductions in global PV module prices. This report provides a Q4 2013 update for residential PV systems, based on an objective methodology that closely approximates the book value of a PV system. Several cases are benchmarked to represent common variation in business models, labor rates, and module choice. We estimate a weighted-average cash purchase price of $3.29/W for modeled standard-efficiency, polycrystalline-silicon residential PV systems installed in the United States. This is a 46% decline from the 2013-dollar-adjusted price reported in the Q4 2010 benchmark report. In addition, this report frames the cash purchase price in the context of key price metrics relevant to the continually evolving landscape of third-party-owned PV systems by benchmarking the minimum sustainable lease price and the fair market value of residential PV systems.

Davidson, C.; James, T. L.; Margolis, R.; Fu, R.; Feldman, D.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and analysis of a solar assisted heat pump system with two different storage types for high levels of PV electricity self-consumption  

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Abstract The incentives for PV-systems in Europe is being gradually lowered or ended. This makes a higher level of self-consumption interesting for owners of PV-systems. Sweden has an incentive of 35% of the investment cost for PV-systems. Unfortunately not all consumers can get this incentive. Therefore a high level of self-consumption will be necessary if the PV-systems are to be profitable in Sweden. A reference system with two different energy storage technologies is investigated in this paper. One system with 48kWh of batteries and one system with a hot water storage tank where the electricity is stored as heat. The research questions in this paper are: Which storage system gives the highest level of PV electricity self-consumption? Are the storage systems profitable with the assumptions made in this paper? What are the levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) for the reference system with different storage system? The system with batteries has a self-consumption of 89% of the annual PV-electricity output and the system with a hot water storage tank has 88%. The system with batteries has a levelized cost of electricity two times higher than the system with a hot water storage tank.

Richard Thygesen; Bjrn Karlsson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining System-Wide Impacts of Solar PV Control Systems with a Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Platform  

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High penetration levels of distributed solar PV power generation can lead to adverse power quality impacts such as excessive voltage rise, voltage flicker, and reactive power values that result in unacceptable voltage levels. Advanced inverter control schemes have been proposed that have the potential to mitigate many power quality concerns. However, closed-loop control may lead to unintended behavior in deployed systems as complex interactions can occur between numerous operating devices. In order to enable the study of the performance of advanced control schemes in a detailed distribution system environment, a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) platform has been developed. In the HIL system, GridLAB-D, a distribution system simulation tool, runs in real-time mode at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and supplies power system parameters at a point of common coupling to hardware located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Hardware inverters interact with grid and PV simulators emulating an operational distribution system and power output from the inverters is measured and sent to PNNL to update the real-time distribution system simulation. The platform is described and initial test cases are presented. The platform is used to study the system-wide impacts and the interactions of controls applied to inverters that are integrated into a simulation of the IEEE 8500-node test feeder, with inverters in either constant power factor control or active volt/VAR control. We demonstrate that this HIL platform is well-suited to the study of advanced inverter controls and their impacts on the power quality of a distribution feeder. Additionally, the results from HIL are used to validate GridLAB-D simulations of advanced inverter controls. ?

Williams, Tess L.; Fuller, Jason C.; Schneider, Kevin P.; Palmintier, Bryan; Lundstrom, Blake; Chakraborty, Sudipta

2014-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Advisor Model | Department of Energy  

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Systems Advisor Model Systems Advisor Model Systems Advisor Model (SAM) makes performance predictions and cost of energy estimates for grid-connected power projects based on...

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Full Steam Ahead for PV in US Homes?  

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state, local, and utility rebate programs targeting solar implications for PV rebate program administrators, PV systemReduce the Size of the Rebates They Provide Without

Bolinger, Mark A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

SunShot Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2013 PV Module Reliability Workshop Feb 26- 27, 2013, Golden, CO * The SunShot Initiative * Systems Integration Technology Validation Activities * 2013 PV Module Reliability...

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205 kW Photovoltaic (PV) System Installed on the U.S. Department of Energy's Forrestal Building  

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Project Description Project Description The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), and Presidential Executive Order 13423 all contain requirements for Federal facilities to decrease energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy by the year 2015. To provide leadership in meeting these requirements, DOE, in partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA), has installed a rooftop solar electric, or PV, system on the roof of DOE's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 205 kilowatt (kW) installation is one of the largest of its kind in the Nation's capital. A display in the For- restal building will show the power output of the PV system during the day and the energy produced over

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EFFECTIVE EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE RATIO AS ENERGY RATING SYSTEM FOR PV MODULES Marko Topic1  

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conditions (STC) with one-sun irradiance (G0 = 1 kW/m2 , AM1.5 spectrum) and cell temperature (Tj) of 25 º irradiance, ambient temperature, and solar- incidence-angle distributions at the installation site daylight ambient temperature. Five PV modules are evaluated by both approaches in Ljubljana for different

Sites, James R.

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An Analysis of Residential PV System Price Differences Between the United States and Germany  

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Impact of State Policy on Deployment and Cost of Solar PV: APolicy Journal, available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421514001116 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2014.02.022 This work was supported by the Solar

Seel, Joachim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Grid integrated distributed PV (GridPV).  

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This manual provides the documentation of the MATLAB toolbox of functions for using OpenDSS to simulate the impact of solar energy on the distribution system. The majority of the functions are useful for interfacing OpenDSS and MATLAB, and they are of generic use for commanding OpenDSS from MATLAB and retrieving information from simulations. A set of functions is also included for modeling PV plant output and setting up the PV plant in the OpenDSS simulation. The toolbox contains functions for modeling the OpenDSS distribution feeder on satellite images with GPS coordinates. Finally, example simulations functions are included to show potential uses of the toolbox functions. Each function in the toolbox is documented with the function use syntax, full description, function input list, function output list, example use, and example output.

Reno, Matthew J.; Coogan, Kyle [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IRRADIANCE MAPS APPLIED FOR THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF PV SYSTEMS -A CASE STUDY FOR THE GERMAN FEDERAL STATE OF SAXONY  

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in Germany given by a guaranteed feed-in tariff, carefully prepared and controlled PV projects offer

Heinemann, Detlev

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Modelling and Simulation of a Single Phase Grid Connected Using Photovoltaic and Battery Based Power Generation  

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Microgrid is a part of the power distribution system which uses renewable energy based of power generation connected to the grid system. Multi energy power generation is composed of renewable energy systems including photovoltaic, wind turbine, energy ... Keywords: Battery Storage, Inverter, Microgrid, Photovoltaic, Matlab/Simulink.

Alias Khamis; Azah Mohamed; Hussain Shareef; Afida Ayob; Mohd Shahrieel Mohd Aras

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Optimal Power Tracking Control Strategy of Grid-Connected Excited Synchronous Wind Power Generator.  

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??In this thesis, the wind power system is a coaxial coupling structure between servo motor and excited synchronous wind power generator. By using the excited (more)

Cheng, Wen-kai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results  

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Non-Hardware Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results November 2012 Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 LBNL's work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot program under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 Technical Report DOE/GO-10212-3834 * November 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway

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Potential benefits of and barriers to inter-country power grid connections in Northeast Asia  

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The current state and prospects of the power industry in Northeast Asia (NEA) are outlined. The potential benefits from power system interconnection in the region, in particular capacity saving, decreasing electricity production costs and tariffs, reliability improvement and environmental effect are considered. Specific estimates of the benefits for the region are given. Barriers to power system interconnection in NEA are analysed.

L.S. Belyaev; G.F. Kovalev; S.V. Podkovalnikov

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Energy Management System Lowers U.S. Navy Energy Costs Through PV System Interconnection (Fact Sheet)  

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To meet the U.S. Navy's energy goals, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) spent two years collaborating on demonstrations that tested market-ready energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration. One such technology - an energy management system - was identified as a promising method for reducing energy use and costs, and can contribute to increasing energy security.

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Stabilisation of grid connected wind farms using doubly-fed induction generators with FACTS controllers  

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The impact of the wind generation on the power systems is no longer negligible if high penetration levels are going to be achieved. It is very important to boost the transfer capability of the transmission system while improving the utilisation of transmission assets to accommodate high penetration of wind power on the network. Hence, more sophisticated control schemes using advanced power electronic-based flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) controllers are required which will enhance voltage security and voltage stability control. This paper presents the impact of FACTS controllers on the dynamic stability of power systems connected with wind energy conversion systems. The wind farm model considered is a variable speed doubly-fed induction generator model. The dynamic simulation results yield information on: 1) the impact of faults and wind speed changes on the performance of DFIG-based induction generators; 2) the change in controllable parameters of the FACTS controllers following the faults and wind speed changes; 3) transient rating of the FACTS controllers for enhancement of rotor speed stability of induction generators and angle stability of synchronous generators.

N. Senthil Kumar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Solar PV | Department of Energy  

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Solar PV Solar PV Energy 101: Solar PV Addthis Description Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses. Duration 2:01 Topic Solar Energy Economy Credit Energy Department Video MR. : All right, we all know that the sun's energy creates heat and light. But it can also be converted to make electricity, and lots of it. One technology is called solar photovoltaics or PV for short. You've probably seen PV panels around for years, but recent advancements have greatly improved their efficiency and electrical output. Enough energy from the sun hits the earth every hour to power the planet for an

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Power Systems Integration Laboratory (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes the purpose, lab specifications, applications scenarios, and information on how to partner with NREL's Power Systems Integration Laboratory at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. At NREL's Power Systems Integration Laboratory in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), research focuses on developing and testing large-scale distributed energy systems for grid-connected, stand-alone, and microgrid applications. The laboratory can accommodate large power system components such as inverters for photovoltaic (PV) and wind systems, diesel and natural gas generators, battery packs, microgrid interconnection switchgear, and vehicles. Closely coupled with the research electrical distribution bus at the ESIF, the Power Systems Integration Laboratory will offer power testing capability of megawatt-scale DC and AC power systems, as well as advanced hardware-in-the-loop and model-in-the-loop simulation capabilities. Thermal heating and cooling loops and fuel also allow testing of combined heating/cooling and power systems (CHP).

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: PV array | Open Energy Information  

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PV array PV array Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png PV array An interconnected system of PV modules that function as a single electricity-producing unit. In smaller systems, an array can consist of a single module.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A Photovoltaic system (informally, PV system) is an arrangement of components designed to supply usable electric power for a variety of purposes, using the Sun (or, less commonly, other light sources) as the power source. PV systems may be built in various configurations: Off-grid without battery (Array-direct) Off-grid with battery storage for DC-only appliances Off-grid with battery storage for AC & DC appliances Grid-tie without battery Grid-tie with battery storage A photovoltaic array (also called a solar array) consists of multiple photovoltaic modules, casually

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Estimating the maximum potential revenue for grid connected electricity storage : arbitrage and regulation.  

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The valuation of an electricity storage device is based on the expected future cash ow generated by the device. Two potential sources of income for an electricity storage system are energy arbitrage and participation in the frequency regulation market. Energy arbitrage refers to purchasing (stor- ing) energy when electricity prices are low, and selling (discharging) energy when electricity prices are high. Frequency regulation is an ancillary service geared towards maintaining system frequency, and is typically procured by the independent system operator in some type of market. This paper outlines the calculations required to estimate the maximum potential revenue from participating in these two activities. First, a mathematical model is presented for the state of charge as a function of the storage device parameters and the quantities of electricity purchased/sold as well as the quantities o ered into the regulation market. Using this mathematical model, we present a linear programming optimization approach to calculating the maximum potential revenue from an elec- tricity storage device. The calculation of the maximum potential revenue is critical in developing an upper bound on the value of storage, as a benchmark for evaluating potential trading strate- gies, and a tool for capital nance risk assessment. Then, we use historical California Independent System Operator (CAISO) data from 2010-2011 to evaluate the maximum potential revenue from the Tehachapi wind energy storage project, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) energy storage demonstration project. We investigate the maximum potential revenue from two di erent scenarios: arbitrage only and arbitrage combined with the regulation market. Our analysis shows that participation in the regulation market produces four times the revenue compared to arbitrage in the CAISO market using 2010 and 2011 data. Then we evaluate several trading strategies to illustrate how they compare to the maximum potential revenue benchmark. We conclude with a sensitivity analysis with respect to key parameters.

Byrne, Raymond Harry; Silva Monroy, Cesar Augusto.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid Connected based PWM Converter Applied a Self-excited Induction Generator for Wind Turbine Applications  

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Abstract This paper presents the electrical power conversion system which is developed for a self-excited induction generator in order to apply with wind turbine. In the wind energy conversion system, a self-excited induction generator is converted the mechanical energy into electrical energy. A B6 rectifier and capacitor are utilized to maintain constant intermediate DC voltage. The average power is converted entirely by the PWM converter, consists of B6 voltage-source inverters. Output currents and active power of switch mode voltage source inverter are flowed into utility grid by current control and PQ theory technique. For the hardware implementation, the system consists of 1kW four poles self excited induction generator and the voltage source inverter controlled output current by hysteresis controller(bang-bang) method. The algorithm is implemented in a dSPACS ds1104DSP together with MATLAB/SIMULINK program. The validity of the proposed method is verified by both simulation and experimental results under power transferred into grid in term of power quality such as real power, reactive power, total harmonics distortion, and so on.

Satean Tunyasrirut; Chakrapong Charumit

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Optimal management of hybrid PV/fuel cell/battery power system: A comparison of optimal hybrid approaches  

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Abstract In this paper, different optimal hybrid techniques have been proposed for management of a hybrid power generation system including photovoltaic (PV), fuel cell and battery. The main power of the hybrid system comes from the photovoltaic panels, while the fuel cell and batteries are used as back up units. In order to achieve maximum power point tracking for the photovoltaic system, both fuzzy logic controller and perturb and observation methods are examined and their performances have been investigated via simulations. Next, the performance of the hybrid system has been improved via employing a family of well-known optimization approaches for load sharing among the available resources. Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Quantum behaved Particle Swarm Optimization (QPSO), Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), and Cuckoo Optimization Algorithm (COA) are used to manage the load sharing to achieve optimal performance while the system constraints are met. The optimal performance has been characterized via the control strategy performance measure being the ratio of the amount of hydrogen production with respect to the hydrogen consumption. In order to verify the system performance, simulation studies have been carried out using practical load demand data and real weather data (solar irradiance and air temperature). Different combination of maximum power point tracking methods with various optimization algorithms have been compared with each other. The results show that the combination of fuzzy logic controller with QPSO has the best performance among the considered combinations. In this situation, when the solar irradiation is noticeably high, the required load is supplied mainly by PV array, while the battery is charged, simultaneously. In the other times, the load is mainly fed by the battery and fuel cell while the performance constraints of battery is met and the daily performance measure is optimized.

Nooshin Bigdeli

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Review of grid connection requirements for generation assets in weak power grids  

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Abstract The integration of variable energy sources in weak power grids poses many technical and economic challenges. Both aspects have an impact on the development of grid codes, that is worth analysing. Grid codes shall be adapted to technical constraints in the corresponding power grid, such as the network strength and the characteristics of generation technologies. This paper reviews and compares technical requirements imposed on to generation assets in countries with very distinct characteristics, in order to analyse the influence of weakness and isolation of a power grid on the interconnection conditions imposed by system operators to grid users. Current and future regulation aspects are covered.

Agurtzane Etxegarai; Pablo Eguia; Esther Torres; Araitz Iturregi; Victor Valverde

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Sandia National Laboratories: increase PV deployment  

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increase PV deployment ECIS-Princeton Power Systems, Inc.: Demand Response Inverter On March 19, 2013, in DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities,...

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CPS Energy- Solar PV Rebate Program  

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CPS Energy, San Antonio's municipal utility, offers rebates to customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes, schools, or businesses. There are four rebate "tiers" available...

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Harmonic and interharmonic distortion analysis in the grid-connected wind electric generator  

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The operation of wind turbines has an impact on the power quality at the connected electric network. The integration of wind electric generators with the power grid becomes a headache for power engineers in several aspects. Harmonic distortion is one of the most important phenomena which affect the grid performance. This paper provides an in-depth discussion on harmonic and interharmonic distortion taking place on the low-voltage side of the wind generator, as well as in the power grid side. A case study, to determine where a significant amount of harmonic currents or voltages exists in the system, is performed using a power quality analyser. From these measurements and subsequent calculations, the levels of harmonics and interharmonics are analysed. It is found that the harmonic distortion is invariably present on the generator side as well as on the grid side, depending on the wind turbine technology.

V. Suresh Kumar; P.S. Kannan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Sunshine PV | Open Energy Information  

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PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sunshine PV Place: Taiwan Sector: Solar Product: Taiwan-based subsidiary of Solartech Energy and thin-film PV module supplier. References:...

228

April 30 Public Meeting: Physical Characterization of Smart and Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Building End-Use Equipment and Appliances  

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These documents contain slide decks presented at the Physical Characterization of Smart and Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances public meeting held on April 30, 2014. The first document includes the first presentation from the meeting: DOE Vision and Objectives. The second document includes all other presentations from the meeting: Terminology and Definitions; End-User and Grid Services; Physical Characterization Framework; Value, Benefits & Metrics.

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PVSAT-2: RESULTS OF FIELD TEST OF THE SATELLITE-BASED PV SYSTEM PERFORMANCE CHECK A.C. de Keizer1  

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PVSAT-2: RESULTS OF FIELD TEST OF THE SATELLITE-BASED PV SYSTEM PERFORMANCE CHECK A.C. de Keizer1 has been developed. Measured energy yield and simulated yield that is based on satellite information. The uncertainty in the simulated energy yield can be high for cloudy weather situations

Heinemann, Detlev

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A current and future state of art development of hybrid energy system using wind and PV-solar: A review  

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The wind and solar energy are omnipresent, freely available, and environmental friendly. The wind energy systems may not be technically viable at all sites because of low wind speeds and being more unpredictable than solar energy. The combined utilization of these renewable energy sources are therefore becoming increasingly attractive and are being widely used as alternative of oil-produced energy. Economic aspects of these renewable energy technologies are sufficiently promising to include them for rising power generation capability in developing countries. A renewable hybrid energy system consists of two or more energy sources, a power conditioning equipment, a controller and an optional energy storage system. These hybrid energy systems are becoming popular in remote area power generation applications due to advancements in renewable energy technologies and substantial rise in prices of petroleum products. Research and development efforts in solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies are required to continue for, improving their performance, establishing techniques for accurately predicting their output and reliably integrating them with other conventional generating sources. The aim of this paper is to review the current state of the design, operation and control requirement of the stand-alone PV solarwind hybrid energy systems with conventional backup source i.e. diesel or grid. This Paper also highlights the future developments, which have the potential to increase the economic attractiveness of such systems and their acceptance by the user.

Pragya Nema; R.K. Nema; Saroj Rangnekar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PV output smoothing with energy storage.  

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This report describes an algorithm, implemented in Matlab/Simulink, designed to reduce the variability of photovoltaic (PV) power output by using a battery. The purpose of the battery is to add power to the PV output (or subtract) to smooth out the high frequency components of the PV power that that occur during periods with transient cloud shadows on the PV array. The control system is challenged with the task of reducing short-term PV output variability while avoiding overworking the battery both in terms of capacity and ramp capability. The algorithm proposed by Sandia is purposely very simple to facilitate implementation in a real-time controller. The control structure has two additional inputs to which the battery can respond. For example, the battery could respond to PV variability, load variability or area control error (ACE) or a combination of the three.

Ellis, Abraham; Schoenwald, David Alan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV Value  

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and PV industry sales staff. For appraisers, the inputs specific to PV in the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum can be used as inputs to PV Value. Valuing a PV...

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An Analysis of Residential PV System Price Differences Between the United States and Germany  

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L. , 1978. Cost of Photovoltaic Energy Systems as Determinedcommercial photovoltaic systems in California. Energy PolicyDepartment of Energy, 2010. $1/W Photovoltaic Systems. White

Seel, Joachim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor PV Degradation Comparison  

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As photovoltaic (PV) penetration of the power grid increases, it becomes vital to know how decreased power output; may affect cost over time. In order to predict power delivery, the decline or degradation rates must be determined; accurately. At the Performance and Energy Rating Testbed (PERT) at the Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) at the; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) more than 40 modules from more than 10 different manufacturers; were compared for their long-term outdoor stability. Because it can accommodate a large variety of modules in a; limited footprint the PERT system is ideally suited to compare modules side-by-side under the same conditions.

Jordan, D. C.; Smith, R. M.; Osterwald, C. R.; Gelak, E.; Kurtz, S. R.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - PV News  

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PV News PV News The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Photovoltaic (PV) Research Program highlights latest research and news accomplishments from the laboratory on this page. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. November 8, 2013 New Solar Cell Is More Efficient, Less Costly Innovation by NREL and First Solar acquisition TetraSun wins a 2013 R&D 100 Award. November 6, 2013 NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility Garners LEED® Platinum The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., has earned a LEED® Platinum designation for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

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Design, fabrication, and certification of advanced modular PV power systems. Annual technical progress report, 8 September 1995--7 September 1996  

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This report summarizes the activities performed during the first year of a nominal 2-year effort by Solar Electric Specialties Company (SES) under the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project of the National Photovoltaic Program. The goal of the SES contract is to reduce the installed system life-cycle costs by developing certified and standardized prototype products for two SES product lines--MAPPS{trademark} and Photogenset{trademark}. The MAPPS (modular autonomous PV power supply) systems are used for DC applications up to about a thousand watt-hours. The Photogensets are hybrid PV/generator systems for AC applications. SES expects these products to provide the basis for future commercial product lines of standardized certified, packaged systems.

Lambarski, T.; Minyard, G. [Solar Electric Specialties, Willits, CA (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Requirements for a Standard Test to Rate the Durability of PV Modules at System Voltage (Presentation)  

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Degradation modes in photovoltaic modules under system bias voltage stress are described and classified.

Hacke, P.; Terwilliger, K.; Glick, S.; Kempe, M.; Kurtz, S.; Bennett, I.; Kloos, M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PVWatts | Department of Energy  

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Calculator estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world. It allows homeowners, small building...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area multicrystalline silicon Sample Search...  

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key sensitive parameters for environmental impacts of grid-connected PV systems with LCA , In Proceedings of the 23rd Summary: grade silicon Multicrystalline silicon ingot...

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Optimization and life-cycle cost of health clinic PV system for a rural area in southern Iraq using HOMER software  

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This paper addresses the need for electricity of rural areas in southern Iraq and proposes a photovoltaic (PV) solar system to power a health clinic in that region. The total daily health clinic load is 31.6 kW h and detailed loads are listed. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) optimization computer model for distributed power, ''HOMER,'' is used to estimate the system size and its life-cycle cost. The analysis shows that the optimal system's initial cost, net present cost, and electricity cost is US$ 50,700, US$ 60,375, and US$ 0.238/kW h, respectively. These values for the PV system are compared with those of a generator alone used to supply the load. We found that the initial cost, net present cost of the generator system, and electricity cost are US$ 4500, US$ 352,303, and US$ 1.332/kW h, respectively. We conclude that using the PV system is justified on humanitarian, technical, and economic grounds. (author)

Al-Karaghouli, Ali; Kazmerski, L.L. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401 (United States)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A 40KW ROOF MOUNTED PV THERMAL CONCENTRATOR SYSTEM J.F.H. Smeltink1  

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during 2003-4. The system comprises eight 24 metre long single axis tracking reflective solar collectors and hydronic in-slab floor heating. Equipment associated with the solar collection system was installed during

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Smart Design of Stand-Alone Solar PV System for Off Grid Electrification Projects  

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In order to design the configuration and optimum capacity of the energy storage system as well as the entire mini-grid system optimally and efficiently, the total load...

Parimita Mohanty; Tariq Muneer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing and Analysis for Lifetime Prediction of Crystalline Silicon PV Modules Undergoing Degradation by System Voltage Stress: Preprint  

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Acceleration factors are calculated for crystalline silicon PV modules under system voltage stress by comparing the module power during degradation outdoors to that in accelerated testing at three temperatures and 85% relative humidity. A lognormal analysis is applied to the accelerated lifetime test data considering failure at 80% of the initial module power. Activation energy of 0.73 eV for the rate of failure is determined, and the probability of module failure at an arbitrary temperature is predicted. To obtain statistical data for multiple modules over the course of degradation in-situ of the test chamber, dark I-V measurements are obtained and transformed using superposition, which is found well suited for rapid and quantitative evaluation of potential-induced degradation. It is determined that shunt resistance measurements alone do not represent the extent of power degradation. This is explained with a two-diode model analysis that shows an increasing second diode recombination current and ideality factor as the degradation in module power progresses. Failure modes of the modules stressed outdoors are examined and compared to those stressed in accelerated tests.

Hacke, P.; Smith, R.; Terwiliger, K.; Glick, S.; Jordan, D.; Johnston, S.; Kempe, M.; Kurtz, S.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Japan's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market: An Analysis of Residential System Prices (Presentation)  

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This presentation summarizes market and policy factors influencing residential solar photovoltaic system prices in Japan, and compares these factors to related developments in the United States.

James, T.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Solar Energy International Solar PV 101 Training  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Solar Energy International is offering a five-day training that provides an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is...

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High Resolution PV Power Modeling for Distribution Circuit Analysis  

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NREL has contracted with Clean Power Research to provide 1-minute simulation datasets of PV systems located at three high penetration distribution feeders in the service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE): Porterville, Palmdale, and Fontana, California. The resulting PV simulations will be used to separately model the electrical circuits to determine the impacts of PV on circuit operations.

Norris, B. L.; Dise, J. H.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimizing the Lead-Acid Battery Bank Capacity through a Solar PV - Wind Turbine Hybrid System for a high-altitude village in the Nepal Himalayas  

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Abstract Of the estimated 1.6-2 billion people who lacked access to electricity at the end of the last millennium, millions have gained access to basic indoor lighting through off grid solar PV home systems with lead acid battery storage over the last decade. In Nepal, through government subsidy programs and INGO/NGO projects, around 350,000 solar PV home systems have been installed since 2001, mainly in remote, high altitude Himalayan communities. The author's field experience shows that within 6-24 months, 50-70% of the solar PV home systems are either not properly functioning, or not working at all. This is mainly due to substandard equipment, lack of user awareness, inability to maintain their systems, as well as the nonexistence of after sales services. Thus, an estimated 250,000 dead, flooded lead-acid batteries are either unsafely disposed of or lying around, posing huge potential hazards for people and the unique yet fragile Himalayan ecosystem. The research conducted demonstrates that by tapping into more than one renewable energy resource, converting the local available solar and wind resources into electricity through a solar PV - wind turbine hybrid RAPS (Remote Area Power Supply) system, the lead-acid battery bank capacity can be minimized by 57%, compared to an equivalent energy generating solar PV RAPS system, without jeopardizing, or reducing the village's load demands. This project shows that wind and solar resources are complimentary to each other over several hours in an average day. Thus, by utilizing both of the local wind and solar resources and converting them into electricity to meet the loads directly or to store into the lead-acid battery bank, it allows an average of 3-4hours longer electricity generation per day. This enables the design of smaller battery bank capacities for hybrid RAPS systems without limiting the end users energy services. Hence, long-term health risks to the people, as well as environmental damage to the delicate and exceptional Himalayan flora and fauna through disposed dead lead-acid batteries, is reduced.

Zahnd Alex; Angel Clark; Wendy Cheung; Linda Zou; Jan Kleissl

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics Cooperative aka PV Squared | Open Energy  

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Photovoltaics Cooperative aka PV Squared Photovoltaics Cooperative aka PV Squared Jump to: navigation, search Name Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics Cooperative (aka PV Squared) Place New Britain, Connecticut Zip 6051 Sector Solar Product Solar PV system installer. References Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics Cooperative (aka PV Squared)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics Cooperative (aka PV Squared) is a company located in New Britain, Connecticut . References ↑ "Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics Cooperative (aka PV Squared)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Pioneer_Valley_Photovoltaics_Cooperative_aka_PV_Squared&oldid=349764"

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV  

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outfitted with photovoltaic (PV) installations are a real challenge for the nation's real estate industry, but a new tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power...

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PV Policies and Markets  

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The market explosion for PV started actually in 2004 with the introduction of the feed-in tariff , the FiT in Germany. Elsewhere...

Dr. Wolfgang Palz Ph.D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

PV Policies and Markets  

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The market explosion for PV started actually in 2004 with the introduction of the feed-in tariff , the FiT in Germany. Elsewhere...

Dr. Wolfgang Palz Ph.D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Inverter VAR Control in Distribution Systems with High PV Penetration  

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and massive integration of renewable energy sources. California has embarked on several initiatives to reach its ambitious goals in increasing the share of renewable energy in its total energy mix. One systems. Solar energy is highly intermittent and this introduces several challenges to existing utility

Low, Steven H.

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Under Contract No. DE-AC36-83CH10093 LARGE-AREA, HIGH-INTENSITY PV ARRAYS FOR SYSTEMS USING DISH CONCENTRATING OPTICS  

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ABSTRACT: In this paper, we report on our efforts to fabricate monolithic interconnected modules (MIMs) using III-V semiconductors with bandgaps appropriate for the terrestrial solar spectrum. The small size of the component cells comprising the MIM allows for operation at extremely high flux densities and relaxes the requirement for a small spot-size to be generated by the optics. This makes possible a PV option for the large dish concentrator systems that have been developed by the solar thermal community for use with Stirling engines. Additionally, the highly effective back-surface reflector integrated into the MIM design is an effective tool for thermal management of the array. Development of this technology would radically alter the projections for PV manufacturing capacity because of the potential for extremely high power generation per unit area of semiconductor material.

J. S. Ward; A. Duda; K. Zweibel; T. J. Coutts; J. S. Ward; A. Duda; K. Zweibel; T. J. Coutts

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Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems  

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the on-peak and off-peak energy markets. Price arbitrage isin the time-of-use energy market, but its success as aEnergy Storage for the Electricity Grid: Benefits and Market

Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Sandia National Laboratories: PV Workshops  

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Plan Webinar Wednesday, Jan. 14 Sandian Presents on PV Failure Analysis at European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSC) EC Top Publications Reference Model 5...

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SURVEILLANCE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS USING METEOSAT DERIVED IRRADIANCES  

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, Oltmannstra?e 5, D-79100 Freiburg 4University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg, Breitscheidstra?e 2, D-29114 Magdeburg 5Department of Science, Technology and Society, Utrecht University, Padualaan 14, NL-3584 CH Utrecht ABSTRACT In this paper, we describe a surveillance procedure for grid connected photovoltaic (PV

Heinemann, Detlev

257

Updating Technical Screens for PV Interconnection: Preprint  

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Solar photovoltaics (PV) is the dominant type of distributed generation (DG) technology interconnected to electric distribution systems in the United States, and deployment of PV systems continues to increase rapidly. Considering the rapid growth and widespread deployment of PV systems in United States electric distribution grids, it is important that interconnection procedures be as streamlined as possible to avoid unnecessary interconnection studies, costs, and delays. Because many PV interconnection applications involve high penetration scenarios, the process needs to allow for a sufficiently rigorous technical evaluation to identify and address possible system impacts. Existing interconnection procedures are designed to balance the need for efficiency and technical rigor for all DG. However, there is an implicit expectation that those procedures will be updated over time in order to remain relevant with respect to evolving standards, technology, and practical experience. Modifications to interconnection screens and procedures must focus on maintaining or improving safety and reliability, as well as accurately allocating costs and improving expediency of the interconnection process. This paper evaluates the origins and usefulness of the capacity penetration screen, offers potential short-term solutions which could effectively allow fast-track interconnection to many PV system applications, and considers longer-term solutions for increasing PV deployment levels in a safe and reliable manner while reducing or eliminating the emphasis on the penetration screen.

Coddington, M.; Ellis, A.; Lynn, K.; Razon, A.; Key, T.; Kroposki, B.; Mather, B.; Hill, R.; Nicole, K.; Smith, J.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Grid Integrated Distributed PV (GridPV) Version 2.  

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This manual provides the documentation of the MATLAB toolbox of functions for using OpenDSS to simulate the impact of solar energy on the distribution system. The majority of the functio ns are useful for interfacing OpenDSS and MATLAB, and they are of generic use for commanding OpenDSS from MATLAB and retrieving information from simulations. A set of functions is also included for modeling PV plant output and setting up the PV plant in th e OpenDSS simulation. The toolbox contains functions for modeling the OpenDSS distribution feeder on satellite images with GPS coordinates. Finally, example simulations functions are included to show potential uses of the toolbox functions. Each function i n the toolbox is documented with the function use syntax, full description, function input list, function output list, example use, and example output.

Reno, Matthew J.; Coogan, Kyle

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Novel Control and Harmonics Impact of PV Solar Farms.  

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??This thesis presents a novel application of Photovoltaic (PV) solar system inverter, both during night and day, as a dynamic reactive power compensator STATCOM. This (more)

Das, Byomakesh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: PV module | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: PV module Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png PV module A unit comprised of several PV cells, and the principal unit of a PV array; it is intended to generate direct current power under un-concentrated sunlight.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A solar panel is a set of solar photovoltaic modules electrically connected and mounted on a supporting structure. A photovoltaic module is a packaged, connected assembly of photovoltaic cells. The solar module can be used as a component of a larger photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity in commercial and residential applications. Each module is rated by its DC output power under standard test conditions (STC), and

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PV array simulator development and validation.  

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The ability to harvest all available energy from a photovoltaic (PV) array is essential if new system developments are to meet levelized cost of energy targets and achieve grid parity with conventional centralized utility power. Therefore, exercising maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms, dynamic irradiance condition operation and startup and shutdown routines and evaluating inverter performance with various PV module fill-factor characteristics must be performed with a repeatable, reliable PV source. Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with Ametek Programmable Power to develop and demonstrate a multi-port TerraSAS PV array simulator. The simulator will replicate challenging PV module profiles, enabling the evaluation of inverter performance through analyses of the parameters listed above. Energy harvest algorithms have traditionally implemented methods that successfully utilize available energy. However, the quantification of energy capture has always been difficult to conduct, specifically when characterizing the inverter performance under non-reproducible dynamic irradiance conditions. Theoretical models of the MPPT algorithms can simulate capture effectiveness, but full validation requires a DC source with representative field effects. The DC source being developed by Ametek and validated by Sandia is a fully integrated system that can simulate an IV curve from the Solar Advisor Model (SAM) module data base. The PV simulator allows the user to change the fill factor by programming the maximum power point voltage and current parameters and the open circuit voltage and short circuit current. The integrated PV simulator can incorporate captured irradiance and module temperature data files for playback, and scripted profiles can be generated to validate new emerging hardware embedded with existing and evolving MPPT algorithms. Since the simulator has multiple independent outputs, it also has the flexibility to evaluate an inverter with multiple MPPT DC inputs. The flexibility of the PV simulator enables the validation of the inverter's capability to handle vastly different array configurations.

Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Gonzalez, Sigifredo; Lucca, Roberto (Ametek Programmable Power, San Diego, CA); Deuel, Don (Ametek Programmable Power, San Diego, CA)

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Generalized Class of Stationary Frame-Current Controllers for Grid-Connected ACDC Converters  

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Within power systems, high-power pulsewidth-modulated ac-dc converters are used in flexible ac transmission systems controllers and for interfacing renewable energy sources to the grid. These converters traditionally ...

Hwang, J. George

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Gulf Power - Solar PV Program | Department of Energy  

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Gulf Power - Solar PV Program Gulf Power - Solar PV Program Gulf Power - Solar PV Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $10,000/installation Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $2/watt Provider Energy Efficiency '''''All funding has currently been reserved and new applications are no longer being accepted. See Gulf Power's [http://www.gulfpower.com/renewable/solarElectricity.asp Solar PV] web site for more information.''''' Gulf Power offers a Solar PV rebate to residential and commercial customers. Gulf Power will provide a $2/watt rebate with a $10,000 per system maximum. In addition, Gulf Power has a Solar for Schools program, providing capital funding for PV systems. Gulf Power has worked with the Florida Solar Energy

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Study of Stability Analysis of a Grid-Connected Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)-based small Wind Farm.  

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??Wind is the most reliable, clean and fast-developing renewable energy source. The DFIG-based variable speed wind turbine system is now the most popular in wind (more)

Dhar, Baishakhi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PV | OpenEI  

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PV PV Dataset Summary Description This dataset is from the report Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature (J. Macknick, R. Newmark, G. Heath and K.C. Hallett) and provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected from published primary literature and were not modified except for unit conversions. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date Released August 28th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords coal consumption csp factors geothermal PV renewable energy technologies Water wind withdrawal Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies (xlsx, 77.7 KiB)

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Open PV Project: Unlocking PV Installation Data (Brochure)  

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This brochure summarizes the Open PV Project, a collaborative effort of government, industry, and the public to compile a comprehensive database of PV installations in the United States. The brochure outlines the purpose and history of the project as well as the main capabilities and benefits of the online Open PV tool. The brochure also introduces how features of the tool are used, and it describes the sources and characteristics of Open PV's data and data collection processes.

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2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PV World Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

PV World Co Ltd Place: Singapore Product: Singapore-based PV module manufacturer. References: PV World Co Ltd1 This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. PV...

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Coordinated controller design of grid connected DFIG based wind turbine using response surface methodology and NSGA II  

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Abstract This paper presents a novel design procedure for the coordinated tuning of rotor side converter (RSC) and grid side converter (GSC) controllers of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine system. The RSC and GSC controller parameters are determined by simultaneously optimizing the controller performance indices. The performance indices considered are maximum peak overshoot (MPOS?), settling time (Tss?) of the generator speed and the maximum peak overshoot (MPOSVdc), maximum peak undershoot (MPUSVdc) and settling time (TssVdc) of DC link voltage. The coordinated controller design is carried out in two steps. First step is to arrive at the analytical expression that relates the performance indices and the controller parameters. This is achieved using response surface methodology (RSM) thereby saving significant computational time. In the second step the determination of controller parameters is posed as a constrained multiobjective optimization problem. The constrained multiobjective optimization problem is solved using NSGAII (nondominated sorting genetic algorithm II). The proposed methodology is tested on a sample system with DFIG based WECS. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.

Sharon Ravichandran; R.P. Kumudinidevi; S.G. Bharathidasan; V. Evangelin Jeba

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Testing for PV Reliability (Presentation)  

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The DOE SUNSHOT workshop is seeking input from the community about PV reliability and how the DOE might address gaps in understanding. This presentation describes the types of testing that are needed for PV reliability and introduces a discussion to identify gaps in our understanding of PV reliability testing.

Kurtz, S.; Bansal, S.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of residential PV systems (Book), SunShot, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  

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SOLARIZE GUIDEBOOK: SOLARIZE GUIDEBOOK: A community guide to collective purchasing of residential PV systems 1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This guide is an updated version of the original The Solarize Guidebook, published in February 2011 (see www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/50440.pdf), which was developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the City of Portland. The original Solarize campaigns were initiated and replicated by Portland's Neighborhood Coalition network with help from the Energy Trust of Oregon, City of Portland, and Solar Oregon. AUTHORS Linda Irvine, Alexandra Sawyer and Jennifer Grove, Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED). Northwest SEED is solely responsible for errors and omissions. CONTRIBUTORS Lee Rahr, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

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Breakout Session: Getting in the Loop: PV Hardware Recycling and Sustainability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

As PV system installations continue to ramp up across the United States, the process for handling used and expired PV modules in the next 20-30 years would benefit from serious planning and...

272

A Web-Based Interactive Questionnaire for PV Application  

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Questionnaire is a fundamental method for investigation and research, but participants get tired about it, because of the impression of being long and boring, which causes low quality of research. The authors developed an interactive questionnaire as ... Keywords: Building Integrated Photo-Voltaic BIPV, Interactive Questionnaire, Participatory Design, Photovoltaic PV System, Sunrise-PV

Zheng Dai; Kasper Paasch

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Ambiental PV | Open Energy Information  

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Ambiental PV Ambiental PV Jump to: navigation, search Name Ambiental PV Place Bahia, Brazil Zip 40140-380 Sector Carbon Product Bahia-based carbon consultancy firm. References Ambiental PV[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Ambiental PV is a company located in Bahia, Brazil . References ↑ "Ambiental PV" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Ambiental_PV&oldid=342095" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 186306960

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City of Palo Alto Utilities - PV Partners | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PV Partners PV Partners City of Palo Alto Utilities - PV Partners < Back Eligibility Commercial Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Incentives available for first 1 MW Program Info Start Date July 2007 State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Systems Systems 30 kW and larger: Performance-based incentive (PBI), based on actual monthly energy produced (kWh) for 60 month term. For current rebate levels, visit the program website below. Provider City of Palo Alto Utilities The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) PV Partners Program offers incentives to customers that install qualifying PV systems. The program, which has a budget of approximately $13 million over 10 years, is divided

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PV Powered Inc | Open Energy Information  

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PV Powered Inc PV Powered Inc Place Bend, Oregon Zip 97702 Product Oregon-based manufacturer of inverters for PV systems. Coordinates 44.05766°, -121.315549° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.05766,"lon":-121.315549,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Gansu PV Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Gansu PV Co Ltd Gansu PV Co Ltd Place Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China Zip 730000 Sector Solar Product Gansu PV Co Ltd is active in manufacturing, installing and servicing SHS and small portable solar lighting systems. Coordinates 36.059299°, 103.756279° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.059299,"lon":103.756279,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Going Solar in Record Time with Plug-and-Play PV | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Going Solar in Record Time with Plug-and-Play PV Going Solar in Record Time with Plug-and-Play PV Going Solar in Record Time with Plug-and-Play PV April 24, 2012 - 6:10pm Addthis A plug-and-play PV system is envisioned as a consumer friendly solar technology that uses an automatic detection system to initiate communication between the solar energy system and the utility when plugged into a PV-ready circuit. | Photo by iStock. A plug-and-play PV system is envisioned as a consumer friendly solar technology that uses an automatic detection system to initiate communication between the solar energy system and the utility when plugged into a PV-ready circuit. | Photo by iStock. Kevin Lynn Systems Integration Lead, SunShot Initiative What does this project do? The Energy Department is investing up to $5 million this year to

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Energy dispatch schedule optimization for demand charge reduction using a photovoltaic-battery storage system with solar forecasting  

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Abstract A battery storage dispatch strategy that optimizes demand charge reduction in real-time was developed and the discharge of battery storage devices in a grid-connected, combined photovoltaic-battery storage system (PV+system) was simulated for a summer month, July 2012, and a winter month, November 2012, in an operational environment. The problem is formulated as a linear programming (LP; or linear optimization) routine and daily minimization of peak non-coincident demand is sought to evaluate the robustness, reliability, and consistency of the battery dispatch algorithm. The LP routine leverages solar power and load forecasts to establish a load demand target (i.e., a minimum threshold to which demand can be reduced using a photovoltaic (PV) array and battery array) that is adjusted throughout the day in response to forecast error. The LP routine perfectly minimizes demand charge but forecasts errors necessitate adjustments to the perfect dispatch schedule. The PV+system consistently reduced non-coincident demand on a metered load that has an elevated diurnal (i.e., daytime) peak. The average reduction in peak demand on weekdays (days that contain the elevated load peak) was 25.6% in July and 20.5% in November. By itself, the PV array (excluding the battery array) reduced the peak demand on average 19.6% in July and 11.4% in November. PV alone cannot perfectly mitigate load spikes due to inherent variability; the inclusion of a storage device reduced the peak demand a further 6.0% in July and 9.3% in November. Circumstances affecting algorithm robustness and peak reduction reliability are discussed.

R. Hanna; J. Kleissl; A. Nottrott; M. Ferry

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AEP SWEPCO - SMART Source Solar PV Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

AEP SWEPCO - SMART Source Solar PV Program AEP SWEPCO - SMART Source Solar PV Program AEP SWEPCO - SMART Source Solar PV Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $15,000 Non-residential: $30,000 Program Info Start Date 08/01/2009 State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: $1.50/watt DC Non-residential: $1.20/watt DC Provider Smart Source PV Program Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) offers rebates to customers that install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes. Rebates may be assigned to the customer, a service provider, or a third party. Rebates are offered at a rate of $1.50 per watt (DC) for residential installations and $1.20 per watt (DC) for non-residential installations. The maximum per project and per customer rebate for residential systems is

280

Effects of surroundings snow coverage and solar tracking on photovoltaic systems operating in Canada  

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This paper deals with demonstrating the energy performance of solar tracking photovoltaic (PV) systems in Canada. In this study a grid connected stand-alone PV system has been designed and coupled with four different tracking systems: fixed horizontal fixed tilted single-axis tracking and dual-axis tracking. The performance analysis of the systems focuses on the variation of array irradiance electricity generation and efficiency without considerations for economic impacts at this stage. The simulation results show that the dual-axis tracking array provides the best performance over a year. It receives 33% more solar radiation and generates 36% more electricity than the tilted system. On clear winter days compared to the tilted system the dual-axis tracking system produces 32% and 29% more electricity in high albedo and low albedo conditions respectively. High albedo due to surroundings snow coverage has been found to cause an increase of 3.1% 5.8% and 7.9% in electricity production of the tilted single-axis tracking and dual-axis tracking system respectively over a winter. The results of this research support the idea that tracking the sun is effective on clear days and could be counterproductive on overcast days. Therefore in high albedo conditions it is recommended to track the sun and stay fixed once the sky becomes overcast.

Mostafa Mehrtash; Daniel R. Rousse; Guillermo Quesada

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

PV Solar Site Assessment (Milwaukee High School)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The purpose of this assessment is to provide site-specific information on how a solar electric (also referred to as a photovoltaic, or PV) system would perform at your location, including information on estimated physical size, rated output, energy production, costs, financial incentives and mounting options. Site assessors are required to present unbiased information and may not recommend contractors or products.

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INTEGRATION OF HELIOCLIM-1 DATABASE INTO PV-GIS TO ESTIMATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA  

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INTEGRATION OF HELIOCLIM-1 DATABASE INTO PV-GIS TO ESTIMATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA T, the proper configuration of a PV system depends on the knowledge of solar resource, which, although generally service. The PV-GIS approach makes it possible to enhance the spatial resolution of the solar radiation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Balance-of-System Equipment Required for Renewable Energy Systems |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Balance-of-System Equipment Required for Renewable Energy Systems Balance-of-System Equipment Required for Renewable Energy Systems Balance-of-System Equipment Required for Renewable Energy Systems July 2, 2012 - 8:21pm Addthis Both grid-connected and off-grid home renewable energy systems require additional “balance-of-system” equipment. Both grid-connected and off-grid home renewable energy systems require additional "balance-of-system" equipment. How does it work? With a stand-alone system, depending on your needs, balance-of-system equipment could account for half of your total system costs. For both stand-alone and grid-connect systems, you will need power conditioning equipment, safety equipment, and meters and instrumentation. For stand-alone systems, you will also want batteries and charge controllers.

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Advanced, High-Reliability, System-Integrated 500kW PV Inverter Development: Final Subcontract Report, 29 September 2005 - 31 May 2008  

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Xantrex Technology accomplished subcontract goals of reducing parts cost, weight, and size of its 500-kW inverter by 25% compared to state-of-the-art PV inverters, while extending reliability by 25%.

West, R.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TekSun PV Manufacturing Inc | Open Energy Information  

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TekSun PV Manufacturing Inc TekSun PV Manufacturing Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name TekSun PV Manufacturing Inc Place Austin, Texas Zip 78701 Product US-based installer of PV systems; rportedly planning to buy a 120MW amorphous silicon PV manufacturing line from Applied Materials. Coordinates 30.267605°, -97.742984° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":30.267605,"lon":-97.742984,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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AEP Texas Central Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Central Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program Central Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program AEP Texas Central Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $15,000 Non-residential: $31,2500 Program Info Start Date 08/01/2009 State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: $1.50/W DC Non-residential: $1.25/W DC Provider Smart Source PV Program American Electric Power Texas Central Company (AEP-TCC) offers rebates to customers that install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes or other buildings. Customers of all rate classes are eligible to participate in the

287

Sandia National Laboratories: PV Value  

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outfitted with photovoltaic (PV) installations are a real challenge for the nation's real estate industry, but a new tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power...

288

Sandia National Laboratories: PV evaluation  

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outfitted with photovoltaic (PV) installations are a real challenge for the nation's real estate industry, but a new tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power...

289

Kauai Island Utility Co-op (KIUC) PV integration study.  

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This report investigates the effects that increased distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation would have on the Kauai Island Utility Co-op (KIUC) system operating requirements. The study focused on determining reserve requirements needed to mitigate the impact of PV variability on system frequency, and the impact on operating costs. Scenarios of 5-MW, 10-MW, and 15-MW nameplate capacity of PV generation plants distributed across the Kauai Island were considered in this study. The analysis required synthesis of the PV solar resource data and modeling of the KIUC system inertia. Based on the results, some findings and conclusions could be drawn, including that the selection of units identified as marginal resources that are used for load following will change; PV penetration will displace energy generated by existing conventional units, thus reducing overall fuel consumption; PV penetration at any deployment level is not likely to reduce system peak load; and increasing PV penetration has little effect on load-following reserves. The study was performed by EnerNex under contract from Sandia National Laboratories with cooperation from KIUC.

Ellis, Abraham; Mousseau, Tom (Knoxville, TN)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

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with PV Annual PV Energy Production ( $ / kWh ) Expressingwith PV Annual PV Energy Production ( $ / kWh ) It is clearanalysis, and the annual energy production of a PV system,

Wiser, Ryan; Mills, Andrew; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Hercules Municipal Utility - PV Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hercules Municipal Utility - PV Rebate Program Hercules Municipal Utility - PV Rebate Program Hercules Municipal Utility - PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Systems 10 kW or less: 10,000 Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount '''2012:''' Systems up to 10 kW: 2.25/watt AC Systems larger than 10 kW: 0.17/kWh for 5 years'''''' Provider Hercules Municipal Utility '''''Note: This program has been temporarily suspended. Contact the utility for more information.''''' Hercules Municipal Utility offers a $2.25-per-watt AC rebate (2012 rebate level) to its residential and commercial customers who purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems smaller than 10 kilowatts (kW). Systems 10

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City of Lompoc Utilities - PV Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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PV Rebate Program PV Rebate Program City of Lompoc Utilities - PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Nonprofit Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate 50% the system cost, up to $50,000 Program Info Funding Source utility surcharge State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $2.00 per watt Provider Customer Service City of Lompoc Utilities provides rebates to its electric customers who purchase and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The rebate is $2.00 per watt-AC. The incentive amount may not exceed 50% the cost of the system, up to a maximum of $50,000. To qualify for the rebate the system must meet all the criteria as defined by the Lompoc City Electric interconnection agreement for self-generating electric systems and the requirements set forth by the California Energy

293

Integrating High Penetrations of PV into Southern California: Year 2 Project Update; Preprint  

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Southern California Edison (SCE) is well into a five-year project to install a total of 500 MW of distributed photovoltaic (PV) energy within its utility service territory. Typical installations to date are 1-3 MW peak rooftop PV systems that interconnect to medium-voltage urban distribution circuits or larger (5 MW peak) ground-mounted systems that connect to medium-voltage rural distribution circuits. Some of the PV system interconnections have resulted in distribution circuits that have a significant amount of PV generation compared to customer load, resulting in high-penetration PV integration scenarios. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SCE have assembled a team of distribution modeling, resource assessment, and PV inverter technology experts in order to investigate a few of the high-penetration PV distribution circuits. Currently, the distribution circuits being studied include an urban circuit with a PV penetration of approximately 46% and a rural circuit with a PV penetration of approximately 60%. In both cases, power flow on the circuit reverses direction, compared to traditional circuit operation, during periods of high PV power production and low circuit loading. Research efforts during year two of the five-year project were focused on modeling the distribution system level impacts of high-penetration PV integrations, the development and installation of distribution circuit data acquisition equipment appropriate for quantifying the impacts of high-penetration PV integrations, and investigating high-penetration PV impact mitigation strategies. This paper outlines these research efforts and discusses the following activities in more detail: the development of a quasi-static time-series test feeder for evaluating high-penetration PV integration modeling tools; the advanced inverter functions being investigated for deployment in the project's field demonstration and a power hardware-in-loop test of a 500-kW PV inverter implementing a limited set of advanced inverter functions.

Mather, B.; Neal, R.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

DOE/NREL Inner Mongolia PV/Wind Hybrid Systems Pilot Project: A Post-Installation Assessment  

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This report assesses the Inner Mongolia Pilot Project, which disseminates wind-solar hybrid systems to a rural and remote population.

Stroup, K. K.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Nonprofit Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: 8,400 Commercial: $70,000 Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 2.80/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance Provider Merced Irrigation District Merced Irrigation District (MID) offers its residential, commercial and non-profit customers a rebate for installing solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and offices. The rebate is $2.80 per watt (adjusted based on the expected performance of the system) with a maximum of $8,400 for residential systems and $70,000 for non-residential systems.

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Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant- Residential PV Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Customers of Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) may be eligible for $2.00/watt rebate on solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. The minimum system size eligible for this rebate is 1 kilowatt ...

297

Analysis of electromechanical interactions in a flywheel system with a doubly fed induction machine  

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This paper analyzes the electromechanical inter-action in a flywheel system with a doubly fed induction machine, used for wind farm power smoothing or grid frequency response control. The grid-connected electrical machine ...

Ran, Li

298

Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test...  

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ClimateECEnergyPhotovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live Hope Michelsen named to Alameda County...

299

Solar PV Incentive Programs | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

PV Incentive Programs Solar PV Incentive Programs This presentation summarizes the information discussed by NYSERDA during the Best Practices in the Design of Utility Solar...

300

Feasibility of Using VLS-PV Systems in the Future Egyptian Cities: Case Study Suez Canal Region  

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-scale photovoltaic applications have been sponsored by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and discussed through Photovoltaic Power System Program (PVPS) through Task 10 in 2004, in addition studying the use of photovoltaic services for developing countries through...

El Sudany, M. M.; Rashed, A.; Sheta, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Techno-Economic Assessment of Solar PV/Thermal System for Power and Cooling Generation in Antalya, Turkey.  

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?? In this study a roof-top PVT/absorption chiller system is modeled for a hotel building in Antalya, Turkey to cover the cooling demand of the (more)

Kumbasar, Serdar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Lassen Municipal Utility District - PV Rebate Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lassen Municipal Utility District - PV Rebate Program Lassen Municipal Utility District - PV Rebate Program Lassen Municipal Utility District - PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $5,000 or 50% of system cost, whichever is less Commercial: $23,000 or 50% of system cost, whichever is less. Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: $3.00/W-AC Commercial: $2.10/W-AC Provider Lassen Municipal Utility District Lassen Municipal Utility District (LMUD) is providing incentives for its customers to purchase solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems. Rebate levels will decrease annually over the life of the program. Through June 30, 2014, rebates of $3.00 per watt-AC up to $5,000 are available for

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SMUD - Non-Residential PV Incentive Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Non-Residential PV Incentive Program Non-Residential PV Incentive Program SMUD - Non-Residential PV Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Nonprofit Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $650,000 for up-front incentives at current $0.65/W incentive level. Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Expected Performance Based Incentive (for systems up to 1 MW): 0.65/watt AC; incentive adjusted based on expected performance Performance Based Incentive: 0.10/kWh for 5 years or 0.06/kWh for 10 years Incentives are decreased for systems > 1 MW Provider Sacramento Municipal Utility District SMUD offers cash incentives to commercial, industrial, and non-profit customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers have the

304

Full Steam Ahead for PV in US Homes?  

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In October 2008, the United States Congress extended both the residential and commercial solar investment tax credits (ITCs) for an unprecedented eight years, lifted the $2,000 cap on the residential credit, removed the prohibition on utility use of the commercial credit, and eliminated restrictions on the use of both credits in conjunction with the Alternative Minimum Tax. These significant changes, which apply to systems placed in service on or after January 1, 2009, will increase the value of the solar credits for residential system owners in particular, and are likely--in conjunction with state, local, and utility rebate programs targeting solar--to spur significant growth in residential, commercial, and utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) installations in the years ahead. This article focuses specifically on the residential credit, describing three areas in which removal of the $2,000 cap on the residential ITC will have significant implications for PV rebate program administrators, PV system owners, and the PV industry.

Bolinger, Mark A; Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

305

Riverside Public Utilities - Residential PV Incentive Program | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PV Incentive Program PV Incentive Program Riverside Public Utilities - Residential PV Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate 13,000 or 50% of project cost, whichever is less Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Program is on hold Provider Riverside Public Utilities '''''Note: Funding for this program has been exhausted for the remainder of the fiscal year. The program is scheduled to reopen on July 1, 2014. ''''' The Residential Photovoltaic (PV) System rebate program provides incentives to Riverside Public Utilities customers who purchase and install qualifying photovoltaic systems on their homes. For Fiscal Year 2013, the rebate amount was $2.00 per watt AC and cannot exceed 50% of the total system cost

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Development of an efficient electrotransformation system for Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae and its application to genetic studies  

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Thesis by TERESA JANE WHITE Approved as to style and content by: Carlos F. Gonz ez (Chair of Committee) Clint g 1 (Member) Scott K. Dav s (Chair of Genetics Faculty) Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui (Member) PC/ peal Van Alfen / (Head of Department...~ + DEGREE ~ 4'5TER c'F Sc. /~cE. GRADUATION DATE ~ g t K Q~ I 1 List key words or phrases which best describe the important areas of your work for entry into the NOTIS system. NOTIS is the Online Information System in rhe TAMU Library. Please give...

White, Teresa Jane

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Review of Current Practice in the U.S.  

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D. Best Practices in PV Rebate Programs: Helping Customersin the form of an up-front rebate paid to the customer, andin the U.S. have provided rebates for PV systems based on

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

High Steady-State Accuracy Pneumatic Servo Positioning System with PVA/PV Control and Friction Compensation  

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is needed. The cause of the steady-state error for a pneumatic servo system with an open-center servo valve in Figure 1. A rodless cylinder and an open-center servo valve both made by Festo are utilized cvf Coefficient of viscous friction ba mm && , Mass flow rate into chamber A & B fa, fb Flow rate

Bone, Gary

309

AC PV Modules Take a standard DC PV module and connect a microinverter  

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modules. These inverters range in power from 700 watts up to 1 megawatt. DC maximum system voltages can and up to 13 inverters for the 210 W version to be installed on the same AC output cable. home power 136, and secure a listing to UL1741 for a pre-assembled module/inverter device, and you have an AC PV module

Johnson, Eric E.

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Lodi Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lodi Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program Lodi Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program Lodi Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Local Government Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $7,000 Non-residential: $40,000 Program Info Expiration Date January 1, 2018 State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 2013 Program Year: $1.94/W AC Incentives will be adjusted based on expected performance Provider Customer Programs Lodi Electric Utility offers rebates to its residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The rebate program is funded with approximately $6 million to support systems installed between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2018. The total

311

Plumas-Sierra REC - PV Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PV Rebate Program PV Rebate Program Plumas-Sierra REC - PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Nonprofit Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $6,000 for residential; $12,000 for small commercial, agricultural and non-profit applications; $20,000 for large commercial and industrial applications Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 2012 rebate level: $2.09/watt (AC) Incentives will be adjusted based on expected performance. Provider Plumas-Sierra REC Plumas-Sierra REC offers an incentive for its customers to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes and businesses. Rebates are available for qualifying systems between one kilowatt (kW) and 25 kW; the rebate amount is based on the installed capacity. The rebate level will decreases

312

Kenmos PV | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Kenmos PV Kenmos PV Jump to: navigation, search Name Kenmos PV Place Tainan, Taiwan Sector Solar Product Solar business unit of Kenmos Technology which was set up in Sep 2007, to produce thin film PV cells. Coordinates 22.99721°, 120.180862° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":22.99721,"lon":120.180862,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

313

Sandia National Laboratories: PV bankability  

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Regional Testing Center (PV RTC), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, SunShot U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined representatives of Sandia, IBM, and the DOE...

314

Analyzing and simulating the variability of solar irradiance and solar PV powerplants  

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solar photovoltaics (PV) in traditional electric power systems, Energy Policy,solar, and renewable electricity generators: Technical barrier or rhetorical excuse? , Utilities Policy,

Lave, Matthew S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Review of Current Practice  

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based on the actual energy production of the PV system overof estimated annual energy production, expressed either onto maximize annual energy production. Although some programs

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consumer's Guide: Get Your Power from the Sun  

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Photovoltaics; PV; Grid-Connected; Net Metering; Solar Electricity; Consumer Guides; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Starrs, T.; Wenger, H.

2003-12-00T23:59:59.000Z

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PSCAD Modules Representing PV Generator  

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Photovoltaic power plants (PVPs) have been growing in size, and the installation time is very short. With the cost of photovoltaic (PV) panels dropping in recent years, it can be predicted that in the next 10 years the contribution of PVPs to the total number of renewable energy power plants will grow significantly. In this project, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a dynamic modeling of the modules to be used as building blocks to develop simulation models of single PV arrays, expanded to include Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT), expanded to include PV inverter, or expanded to cover an entire PVP. The focus of the investigation and complexity of the simulation determines the components that must be included in the simulation. The development of the PV inverter was covered in detail, including the control diagrams. Both the current-regulated voltage source inverter and the current-regulated current source inverter were developed in PSCAD. Various operations of the PV inverters were simulated under normal and abnormal conditions. Symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults were simulated, presented, and discussed. Both the three-phase analysis and the symmetrical component analysis were included to clarify the understanding of unsymmetrical faults. The dynamic model validation was based on the testing data provided by SCE. Testing was conducted at SCE with the focus on the grid interface behavior of the PV inverter under different faults and disturbances. The dynamic model validation covers both the symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults.

Muljadi, E.; Singh, M.; Gevorgian, V.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress Energy Florida - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Progress Energy Florida - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program Progress Energy Florida - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program Progress Energy Florida - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate 130,000 per participant Program Info Start Date 03/15/2011 State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount First 10 kW: 2/watt 11 kW - 50 kW: 1.50/watt 51 kW - 100 kW: 1/watt Provider Business Customer Service '''''Progress Energy Florida will begin accepting applications at 10:00 a.m. October 1, 2012, for customers to apply for the 2013 rebates.''''' In March 2011, Progress Energy Florida began offering incentives to commercial customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Incentive rates are based on a tiered structure:

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Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program (California) | Department of Energy  

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Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program (California) Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program (California) Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program (California) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Commercial: $90,000 Tax-exempt Entities: $277,500 Program Info Start Date 07/01/2011 Expiration Date 07/1/2015 State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Incentives may be adjusted based on expected performance. Incentive amounts below are current as of 12/14/12. See program website for current status. Residential: $1.13/W CEC-AC Commercial: $0.36/W CEC-AC Tax-exempt Entities: $1.11/W CEC-AC Pacific Power is providing rebates to their customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and facilities. These rebates step

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Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Heating & Cooling Water Heating Program Info State Arizona Program Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards Provider Maricopa Association of Governments In an effort to promote uniformity, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) approved standard procedures for securing necessary electrical/building permits for residential (single-family) and commercial PV systems. These procedures are a part of the MAG Building Code Standards. The standards address requirements for the solar installation, plans,

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How Can We Make PV Modules Safer?: Preprint  

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Safety is a prime concern for the photovoltaics (PV) industry. As a technology deployed on residential and commercial buildings, it is critical that PV not cause damage to the buildings nor harm the occupants. Many of the PV systems on buildings are of sufficiently high voltage (300 to 600 Volts dc) that they may present potential hazards. These PV systems must be safe in terms of mechanical damage (nothing falls on someone), shock hazard (no risk of electrical shock when touching an exposed circuit element), and fire (the modules neither cause nor promote a fire). The present safety standards (IEC 61730 and UL 1703) do a good job of providing for design rules and test requirements for mechanical, shock, and spread of flame dangers. However, neither standard addresses the issue of electrical arcing within a module that can cause a fire. To make PV modules, they must be designed, built, and installed with an emphasis on minimizing the potential for open circuits and ground faults. This paper provides recommendations on redundant connection designs, robust mounting methods, and changes to the safety standards to yield safer PV modules.

Wohlgemuth, J. H.; Kurtz, S. R.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of PV Inverter Technology Cost and Performance Projections  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has a major responsibility in the implementation of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Solar Energy Technologies Program. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has a major role in supporting inverter development, characterization, standards, certifications, and verifications. The Solar Energy Technologies Program recently published a Multiyear Technical Plan, which establishes a goal of reducing the Levelized Energy Cost (LEC) for photovoltaic (PV) systems to $0.06/kWh by 2020. The Multiyear Technical Plan estimates that, in order to meet the PV system goal, PV inverter prices will need to decline to $0.25-0.30 Wp by 2020. DOE determined the need to conduct a rigorous review of the PV Program's technical and economic targets, including the target set for PV inverters. NREL requested that Navigant Consulting Inc.(NCI) conduct a review of historical and projected cost and performance improvements for PV inverters, including identification of critical barriers identified and the approaches government might use to address them.

Navigant Consulting Inc.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of PI controller for control of active and reactive power in DFIG operating in a grid-connected variable speed wind energy conversion system  

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Due to several factors, wind energy becomes an essential type of electricity generation. The share of this type of energy in the network is becoming increasingly important. The objective of this work is to presen...

Azzouz Tamaarat; Abdelhamid Benakcha

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable feasibility of solar photovoltaic powered street lighting systems  

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Abstract In the last few years, due to soaring fuel prices and gas emissions, renewable energy technologies have been suggested as the power source for infrastructures. The interest in solar photovoltaic (PV) assisted street lighting systems stems from the fact that they are sustainable and environmentally friendly compared to conventional energy powered systems. The present paper investigates and compares the economic feasibility of two types of systems: islanded and grid-connected system, for the street lighting systems in Hunan Province, China. Based on two options of solar panel materials, a simulation model of the system is developed for economic, technical and environmental feasibility. The comprehensively sustainability feasibility of these systems is conducted taking into account the cost, energy generation, CO2 emissions and renewable fraction. Radar plot is employed to integrate all the sustainability indicators into a general indicator, which presents systems sustainability as a real number in the interval [0,2]. Results show that for street lighting systems of all the cities, single crystal panel has a larger number of annual electricity generation, less emissions and higher environmental performance, but is more expansive than polycrystalline. It is also found that when the feed-in tariff higher than 1.27CNY/kWh, the cost of energy (COE) of the solar powered lighting systems is less than a pure grid powered system. This will incite the use of solar PV in infrastructures. Through comparing the scores of sustainability, it is found that the Loudi system has the highest feasibility while the Yongzhou system has the lowest in the province.

Gang Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

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their PV output through a feed-in tariff, and PV systems areU.S. at least, where feed-in tariffs are not prevalent, PV

Mills, Andrew

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar variability of four sites across the state of Colorado  

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dispersion of solar energy production sites could mitigatePRODUCTION VS. LOAD Another important consideration of solar energyproduction of 100 grid connected PV systems distributed over the area of Germany. Solar Energy

Lave, Matthew; Kleissl, Jan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for  

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and the Highly Efficient and Reliable Inverter Concept (HERIC). A 1 kW single-phase grid- connected PV system is analyzed to verify the discussions. The tests confirmed that, although the HERIC inverter is the best

Kolaei, Alireza Rezania

328

The Future of the Energy Mix Paradigm  

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Solar energy systems are capable of generating large amounts ... wind generation as well) into the existing energy networks without compromising their stability. As the ... (PV) plants and other grid-connected so...

Marius Paulescu; Eugenia Paulescu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: European PV Solar Energy Conference...  

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European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition Sandian Presents on PV Failure Analysis at European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSC) On December 15, 2014, in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced modular pv Sample Search Results  

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the grid-connected, utility ... Source: US DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Green Power Network Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization ; Power...

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solar PV | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

PV PV Dataset Summary Description This dataset highlights trends in financing terms for U.S. renewable energy projects that closed financing between Q3 2009 and Q3 2010. Information tracked includes debt interest rates, equity returns, financial structure applied, PPA duration, and other information. NREL's Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) tracks renewable energy project financing terms by technology and project size. The intelligence gathered is intended to reveal industry trends and to inform input assumptions for models. Source NREL Date Released March 27th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords biomass financial geothermal project finance solar PV wind onshore Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon RE Project Finance Trends Q3 2009 - Q3 2010 (xlsx, 309.2 KiB)

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Comparison of Pyranometers vs. PV Reference Cells for Evaluation of PV Array Performance  

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As the photovoltaics (PV) industry has grown, the need for accurately monitoring the solar resource of PV power plants has increased. Historically, the PV industry has relied on thermopile pyranometers for irradiance measurements, and a large body of historical irradiance data taken with pyranometers exists. However, interest in PV reference devices is increasing. In this paper, we discuss why PV reference devices are better suited for PV applications, and estimate the typical uncertainties in irradiance measurements made with both pyranometers and PV reference devices. We assert that the quantity of interest in monitoring a PV power plant is the equivalent irradiance under the IEC 60904-3 reference solar spectrum that would produce the same electrical response in the PV array as the incident solar radiation. For PV-plant monitoring applications, we find the uncertainties in irradiance measurements of this type to be on the order of +/-5% for thermopile pyranometers and +/-2.4% for PV reference devices.

Dunn, L.; Gostein, M.; Emery, K.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL/SCE High-Penetration PV Integration Project: Report on Field Demonstration of Advanced Inverter Functionality in Fontana, CA  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Southern California Edison High-Penetration PV Integration Project is (1) researching the distribution system level impacts of high-penetration photovoltaic (PV) integration, (2) determining mitigation methods to reduce or eliminate those impacts, and (3) seeking to demonstrate these mitigation methods on actual high-penetration PV distribution circuits. This report describes a field demonstration completed during the fall of 2013 on the Fontana, California, study circuit, which includes a total of 4.5 MW of interconnected utility-scale rooftop PV systems. The demonstration included operating a 2-MW PV system at an off-unity power factor that had been determined during previously completed distribution system modeling and PV impact assessment analyses. Data on the distribution circuit and PV system operations were collected during the 2-week demonstration period. This demonstration reinforces the findings of previous laboratory testing that showed that utility-scale PV inverters are capable of operating at off-unity power factor to mitigate PV impacts; however, because of difficulties setting and retaining PV inverter power factor set points during the field demonstration, it was not possible to demonstrate the effectiveness of off-unity power factor operation to mitigate the voltage impacts of high-penetration PV integration. Lessons learned from this field demonstration are presented to inform future field demonstration efforts.

Mather, B.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PV Analyst: Coupling ArcGIS with TRNSYS to assess distributed photovoltaic potential in urban areas  

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This study presents a means to extend the functionality of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in assessing distributed photovoltaic (PV) potential in urban areas, via the new ArcGIS extension: PV Analyst. A methodology is proposed for coupling ArcGIS with TRNSYS that enables the PV Analyst extension to use the capabilities of 4 and 5-parameter PV array performance models and the irradiance components in TRNSYS for solar energy simulations in geospatial contexts. Because PV Analyst is embedded within the ArcMap environment, part of ArcGIS software package, the strong capabilities of ArcGIS and other ArcGIS extensions such as 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst and Tracking Analyst can be fully utilized with PV Analysts functionalities. This paper describes the concept and details of the extension development, as well as its application to the Pollock Commons area at the Pennsylvania State University.

Yosoon Choi; Jeffrey Rayl; Charith Tammineedi; Jeffrey R.S. Brownson

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Solar PV | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar PV Solar PV Energy 101: Solar PV Addthis Below is the text version for the Energy 101: Solar PV video. The video opens with "Energy 101: Solar PV." This is followed by a timelapse shot of a city skyline as day turns to night. All right, we all know that the sun's energy creates heat and light, but it can also be converted to make electricity...and lots of it. The video shows images of building roofs, with and without solar photovoltaic panels. The words "Solar Photovoltaics (PV) appear onscreen over an image of a photovoltaic panel. One technology is called solar photovoltaics, or PV for short. Various images of solar panels appear onscreen, followed by images of photovoltaic manufacturing processes. You've probably seen PV panels around for years... but recent advancements

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New York City - Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic (PV) Equipment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic (PV) Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic (PV) Equipment Expenditures New York City - Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic (PV) Equipment Expenditures < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Institutional Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $62,500 annually or the amount of real property taxes owed during a year Program Info Start Date 08/05/2008 State New York Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount Installed from August 5, 2008 to December 31, 2010: 8.75% of system expenditures per year for 4 years (total of 35%); Installed from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012: 5% of system expenditures per year for 4 years (total of 20%); Installed from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014: 2.5% of system

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New York Sun Competitive PV Program (New York) | Department of Energy  

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Sun Competitive PV Program (New York) Sun Competitive PV Program (New York) New York Sun Competitive PV Program (New York) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools Systems Integrator Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State New York Program Type Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals Provider New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The New York Sun Competitive Photovoltaic (PV) Program is an expansion of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer-Sited Tier Regional Program

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November 21, 2000 PV Lesson Plan 3 PV Array Generating Electricity  

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November 21, 2000 PV Lesson Plan 3 ­ PV Array Generating Electricity Prepared for the Oregon in Arrays: Solar Cells Generating Electricity Lesson Plan Content: In this lesson, students will learn about electricity. Objectives: Students will learn to use a tool called PV WATTS to calculate the output of PV

Oregon, University of

339

Analysis and Design of Smart PV Module  

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This thesis explores the design of a smart photovoltaic (PV) module- a PV module in which PV cells in close proximity are electrically grouped to form a pixel and are connected to dc-dc converter blocks which reside embedded in the back pane...

Mazumdar, Poornima

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV  

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ECIS-Princeton Power Systems, Inc.: Demand Response Inverter On March 19, 2013, in DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities, Grid Integration,...

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV  

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Sandia Expertise Guides New Photovoltaic Requirements On January 8, 2013, in Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Systems Analysis Sandia's...

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September 16 ESTAP Webinar: Optimizing the Benefits of a PV with Battery  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 16 ESTAP Webinar: Optimizing the Benefits of a PV with September 16 ESTAP Webinar: Optimizing the Benefits of a PV with Battery Storage System September 16 ESTAP Webinar: Optimizing the Benefits of a PV with Battery Storage System August 30, 2013 - 12:34pm Addthis On Monday, September 16 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar on optimizing the benefits of a photovoltaic (PV) storage system with a battery. This webinar will be introduced by Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The webinar will discuss PNM's Prosperity Energy Storage Project, which is partly funded through DOE's Recovery Act Smart Grid Storage Demonstration Program. The project has successfully demonstrated optimizing the storage and delivery of energy using a PV with battery system. The

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City of San Diego RFP for Power Purchase (PV)  

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City of San Diego City of San Diego Environmental Services Department Energy Conservation and Management Division Request for Proposal For Power Purchase of Renewable Energy (Photovoltaics) For City Facilities The City of San Diego is seeking a firm, or a team of firms, to provide cost effective solar photovoltaic electric generating systems at eight City sites. The City intends to enter into power purchase agreement(s) for terms up to twenty years with solar PV developer(s) at these sites. The developers may also be asked to assist the City with identifying implementing solar PV projects at other sites depending upon the success of the initial program. The City evaluated twenty four facilities that appear to have potential of accommodating solar PV systems ranging in size from 30 kilowatts to 1

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Tucson's Solar Experience: Developing PV with RFPs and PPAs  

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Tucson's Solar Experience: Tucson's Solar Experience: Developing PV with RFPs and PPAs Bruce Plenk Solar Coordinator City of Tucson Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development DOE EERE- January 15, 2013 Developing PV Projects with RFPs and PPAs Tucson's Solar Investment (1999- 2008) * $960,000 cumulative solar investment with City general funds. * Over $200,000 leveraged from solar grants & utility rebates. * Bus shelter solar funded through advertising. * System size range: 3 kW- 64 kW (plus some solar hot water systems). * 220 kW total installed on 8 City sites. DOE EERE- January 15, 2013 Developing PV Projects with RFPs and PPAs Pre-RFP Decisions: site selection Plan A * Property owner selects sites; vendor determines details and

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Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State North Carolina Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Program is fully subscribed for 2013 $500 per kilowatt AC, plus a monthly bill credit of $4.50 per kW Provider Progress Energy Carolinas '''''Note: This program is budgeted to support a total of 1 MW of residential systems per year. The program is now fully subscribed for 2013. New applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2014. ''''' Progress Energy is offering incentives for their residential customers to install photovoltaics (PV) systems on their homes through their SunSense

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Fault Current Contribution from Single-Phase PV Inverters  

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A significant increase in photovoltaic (PV) system installations is expected to come on line in the near future and as the penetration level of PV increases, the effect of PV may no longer be considered minimal. One of the most important attributions of additional PV is what effect this may have on protection systems. Protection engineers design protection systems to safely eliminate faults from the electric power system. One of the new technologies recently introduced into the electric power system are distributed energy resources (DER). Currently, inverter-based DER contributes very little to the power balance on all but a few utility distribution systems. As DER become prevalent in the distribution system, equipment rating capability and coordination of protection systems merit a closer investigation. A collaborative research effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Southern California Edison (SCE) involved laboratory short-circuit testing single-phase (240 VAC) residential type (between 1.5 and 7kW) inverters. This paper will reveal test results obtained from these short-circuit tests.

Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.; Bravo, R.; Robles, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 Sweden Photovoltaic Technology (PV) 8-11 May 2011, Linkping, Sweden  

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World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 ­ Sweden Photovoltaic Technology (PV) 8-11 May 2011, Linköping with the improvements in PV systems [5,6]. They highlighted the photovoltaic potential for a low carbon energy supply potential with respect to human health, climate change and energy consumption. The climate change impact

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Time series power flow analysis for distribution connected PV generation.  

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Distributed photovoltaic (PV) projects must go through an interconnection study process before connecting to the distribution grid. These studies are intended to identify the likely impacts and mitigation alternatives. In the majority of the cases, system impacts can be ruled out or mitigation can be identified without an involved study, through a screening process or a simple supplemental review study. For some proposed projects, expensive and time-consuming interconnection studies are required. The challenges to performing the studies are twofold. First, every study scenario is potentially unique, as the studies are often highly specific to the amount of PV generation capacity that varies greatly from feeder to feeder and is often unevenly distributed along the same feeder. This can cause location-specific impacts and mitigations. The second challenge is the inherent variability in PV power output which can interact with feeder operation in complex ways, by affecting the operation of voltage regulation and protection devices. The typical simulation tools and methods in use today for distribution system planning are often not adequate to accurately assess these potential impacts. This report demonstrates how quasi-static time series (QSTS) simulation and high time-resolution data can be used to assess the potential impacts in a more comprehensive manner. The QSTS simulations are applied to a set of sample feeders with high PV deployment to illustrate the usefulness of the approach. The report describes methods that can help determine how PV affects distribution system operations. The simulation results are focused on enhancing the understanding of the underlying technical issues. The examples also highlight the steps needed to perform QSTS simulation and describe the data needed to drive the simulations. The goal of this report is to make the methodology of time series power flow analysis readily accessible to utilities and others responsible for evaluating potential PV impacts.

Broderick, Robert Joseph; Quiroz, Jimmy Edward; Ellis, Abraham; Reno, Matthew J. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; Smith, Jeff [Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN; Dugan, Roger [Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shanghai JTU PV Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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JTU PV Technology Co Ltd JTU PV Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Shanghai JTU PV Technology Co Ltd Place Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China Zip 200240 Sector Solar Product Spun off from Shanghai Jiaotong University, the company manufactures control systems and testing equipments for solar water heaters. Coordinates 31.247709°, 121.472618° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.247709,"lon":121.472618,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Outdoor PV Module Degradation of Current-Voltage Parameters: Preprint  

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Photovoltaic (PV) module degradation rate analysis quantifies the loss of PV power output over time and is useful for estimating the impact of degradation on the cost of energy. An understanding of the degradation of all current-voltage (I-V) parameters helps to determine the cause of the degradation and also gives useful information for the design of the system. This study reports on data collected from 12 distinct mono- and poly-crystalline modules deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Most modules investigated showed < 0.5%/year decrease in maximum power due to short-circuit current decline.

Smith, R. M.; Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited PV  

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The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited PV The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited PV Installations and the Impact of Retail Rate Design on the Economics of PV Systems Speaker(s): Ryan Wiser Date: January 9, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Anita Estner California's new solar initiative will dedicate over $3 billion of public funds to support the installation of customer-sited solar installations in the state over the next 10 years, principally in the form of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. These efforts build from historical programs that have made California the third largest PV market in the world, behind Germany and Japan. This talk will summarize recent efforts at Berkeley Lab to advise the state's energy agencies in the design

352

An empirical model for ramp analysis of utility-scale solar PV power  

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Abstract Short-term variability in the power generated by utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants is a cause for concern for power system operators. Without quantitative insights into such variability, system operators will have difficulty in exploiting grid integrated solar power without negatively impacting power quality and grid reliability. In this paper, we describe a statistical method to empirically model the ramping behavior of utility-scale solar PV power output for short time-scales. The general validity of the model is confirmed through the analysis of power output data from a MW-scale solar PV plant located in the state of Karnataka, India. The empirical parameters of the model are investigated for different time-intervals and solar datasets. The proposed model is able to satisfactorily approximate the actual distribution of PV ramp events and can be an effective tool in smartly planning additional resources for PV ramp control.

Bishal Madhab Mazumdar; Mohd. Saquib; Abhik Kumar Das

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Performance and Analysis of Photovoltaic (PV)Technologies  

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Performance and Analysis of Photovoltaic (PV)Technologies at Selected Sites This report presents As part of Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0003507 Under Task 3.1: Photovoltaic Systems September 2014`i at Manoa #12;Performance and Analysis of Different Photovoltaic Technologies at Selected Sites Prepared

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SunShot Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This PowerPoint slide deck was originally presented at the opening session of the 2013 NREL PV Module Reliability Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Golden, CO. It provides an overview of the DOE SunShot initiative, discusses systems integration and technology validation activities, and highlighted the goals and key agenda items for the workshop.

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Utility Scale Solar PV Cost Steven SimmonsSteven Simmons  

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Nuclear Generating Station. 4 #12;6/19/2013 3 EVEN MORE SUNNY HEADLINES New solar panels glisten6/19/2013 1 Utility Scale Solar PV Cost Steven SimmonsSteven Simmons Northwest Power Cost Forecast 5. Levelized Costs 1 SOLAR POWER SYSTEM HAS BRIGHT FUTURE 1. Modest environmental impacts

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EPJ Photovoltaics 2, 20301 (2011) www.epj-pv.org  

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EPJ Photovoltaics 2, 20301 (2011) www.epj-pv.org DOI: 10.1051/epjpv/2011001 c Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2011 EPJ PhotovoltaicsEPJ Photovoltaics Geometrical optimization and electrical online: 1 April 2011 Abstract This article investigates the optimal efficiency of a photovoltaic system

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

357

Creating dynamic equivalent PV circuit models with impedance spectroscopy for arc-fault modeling.  

SciTech Connect

Article 690.11 in the 2011 National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}) requires new photovoltaic (PV) systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device. Currently there is little experimental or empirical research into the behavior of the arcing frequencies through PV components despite the potential for modules and other PV components to filter or attenuate arcing signatures that could render the arc detector ineffective. To model AC arcing signal propagation along PV strings, the well-studied DC diode models were found to inadequately capture the behavior of high frequency arcing signals. Instead dynamic equivalent circuit models of PV modules were required to describe the impedance for alternating currents in modules. The nonlinearities present in PV cells resulting from irradiance, temperature, frequency, and bias voltage variations make modeling these systems challenging. Linearized dynamic equivalent circuits were created for multiple PV module manufacturers and module technologies. The equivalent resistances and capacitances for the modules were determined using impedance spectroscopy with no bias voltage and no irradiance. The equivalent circuit model was employed to evaluate modules having irradiance conditions that could not be measured directly with the instrumentation. Although there was a wide range of circuit component values, the complex impedance model does not predict filtering of arc fault frequencies in PV strings for any irradiance level. Experimental results with no irradiance agree with the model and show nearly no attenuation for 1 Hz to 100 kHz input frequencies.

Johnson, Jay Dean; Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Strauch, Jason E.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction of Break-Out Session at the International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum (Presentation)  

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This presentation outlines review requirements for quality assurance (QA) rating systems, logical design of QA systems, and specific tasks for break-out session 1 of the 2011 International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum.

Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Yamamichi, M.; Sample, T.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NRELs PV Tools on the Web: Open PV Project  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

NREL's PV Tools on the Web: The OpenPV Project NREL TAP Webinar Ted Quinby March 24, 2010 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Overview National...

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AEP Texas North Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

North Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program North Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program AEP Texas North Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $15,000 Non-residential: $30,000 Program Info Start Date 08/01/2009 State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: $1.50/watt DC Non-residential: $1.20/watt DC Provider Smart Source PV Program American Electric Power Texas North Company (AEP-TNC) offers rebates to customers that install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes or other buildings. Customers of all rate classes (e.g., residential, commercial)

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361

Sandia National Laboratories: PV Performance Modeling Collaborative  

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being pursued in this collaborative include: PVPMC Website: (http:pvpmc.org) Matlab(tm) PV Performance Modeling Toolbox (PVLIB Toolbox can be downloaded on http:...

362

Sandia National Laboratories: flexible PV substrate  

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Energy, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, SunShot Sandia scientists have developed glitter-sized photovoltaic (PV) cells that have the...

363

Sandia National Laboratories: integrate PV into clothing  

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Energy, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, SunShot Sandia scientists have developed glitter-sized photovoltaic (PV) cells that have the...

364

Future of Grid-Tied PV Business Models: What Will Happen When PV Penetration on the Distribution Grid is Significant? Preprint  

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Eventually, distributed PV will become a more significant part of the generation mix. When this happens, it is expected that utilities will have to take on a more active role in the placement, operation and control of these systems. There are operational complexities and concerns of revenue erosion that will drive utilities into greater involvement of distributed PV and will create new business models. This report summarizes work done by Navigant Consulting Inc. for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy's work on Renewable System Integration. The objective of the work was to better understand the structure of these future business models and the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) required to support their deployment. This report describes potential future PV business models in terms of combinations of utility ownership and control of the PV assets, and the various relationships between end-users and third-party owners.

Graham, S.; Katofsky, R.; Frantzis, L.; Sawyer, H.; Margolis, R.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tucson Request for Proposal for 1-5 MW PV PPA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The mission of Tucson Water, a Department of the City of Tucson (the City), is to ensure that its customers receive high quality water and excellent service in a cost efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner. In the interest of furthering Tucson Waters mission, the City is seeking a Contractor to finance, design, build, commission, own, operate and maintain up to a 1 megawatt (MW) DCSTC hotovoltaic (PV) system. The City also seeks an option for expanding the PV system up to a total of 5 MW DCSTC PV.

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Validation of PV performance models using satellite-based irradiance measurements : a case study.  

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Photovoltaic (PV) system performance models are relied upon to provide accurate predictions of energy production for proposed and existing PV systems under a wide variety of environmental conditions. Ground based meteorological measurements are only available from a relatively small number of locations. In contrast, satellite-based radiation and weather data (e.g., SUNY database) are becoming increasingly available for most locations in North America, Europe, and Asia on a 10 x 10 km grid or better. This paper presents a study of how PV performance model results are affected when satellite-based weather data is used in place of ground-based measurements.

Stein, Joshua S.; Parkins, Andrew (Clean Power Research); Perez, Richard (University at Albany)

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling PV Deployment: A Tool Developed at CEEP to  

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..............................................................................................................................2 3. CEEP's Solar PV Diffusion Model Overview ..............................................................................................................12 4. Comparison of the CEEP's Solar PV Diffusion Model with Other Models ..................................................................................................................................................18 i #12;List of Figures Figure 1: Overview of CEEP's Bottom-Up Solar PV Diffusion Model

Delaware, University of

368

INTEGRATION OF PV IN DEMAND RESPONSE  

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INTEGRATION OF PV IN DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAMS Prepared by Richard Perez et al. NREL subcontract response programs. This is because PV generation acts as a catalyst to demand response, markedly enhancing by solid evidence from three utility case studies. BACKGROUND Demand Response: demand response (DR

Perez, Richard R.

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Raising the Bar for Quality PV Modules  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Since the development and codification of testing standards for PV modules requires a lengthy multiyear process, Department of Energys SunShot Initiative and National Renewable Energy Laboratory worked together on an accelerated schedule for nine months in 2013 to develop a voluntary standard that goes beyond current test protocols to qualify superior PV modules.

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The Solar PV Market Today and the Need for Non-polluting Solar Energy  

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In Chap. 1 , it was noted that installed solar PV systems prices have now dropped to approximately $4 per W in the US. What does that mean in terms of cents per kWh and h...

Lewis M. Fraas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC  

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the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC) for commercial30% of the projects tax credit basis (i.e. , the dollarof EPAct 2005s solar tax credits on PV system owners, in

Bolinger, Mark

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Performance of Solar Assisted Heat Pump Using Pv Evaporator Under ` Different Compressor Frequency  

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A novel photovoltaic solar assisted heat pump (PV-SAHP) system was ... -collector plate. So a portion of the solar energy received was converted to electricity and ... pump was also substantially improved because...

Gang Pei; Jie Ji; Chongwei Han; Wen Fan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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September 16 ESTAP Webinar: Optimizing the Benefits of a PV with...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

- 12:34pm Addthis On Monday, September 16 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar on optimizing the benefits of a photovoltaic (PV) storage system...

374

Grid Connectivity Research, Development & Demonstration Projects  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Distributed and Steady Modeling of the Pv Evaporator in a Pv/T Solar Assisted Heat Pump  

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A specially designed direct-expansion evaporator (PV evaporator), which is laminated with PV cells on the front surface is adopted in a photovoltaic/thermal solar assisted heat pump (PV/T SAHP) to obtain both the...

Jie Ji; Hanfeng He; Wei He; Gang Pei

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

A hybrid life-cycle inventory for multi-crystalline silicon PV module manufacturing in China  

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China is the world's largest manufacturer of multi-crystalline silicon photovoltaic (mc-Si PV) modules, which is a key enabling technology in the global transition to renewable electric power systems. This study presents a hybrid life-cycle inventory (LCI) of Chinese mc-Si PV modules, which fills a critical knowledge gap on the environmental implications of mc-Si PV module manufacturing in China. The hybrid LCI approach combines process-based LCI data for module and poly-silicon manufacturing plants with a 2007 China IO-LCI model for production of raw material and fuel inputs to estimate 'cradle to gate' primary energy use, water consumption, and major air pollutant emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, and nitrogen oxides). Results suggest that mc-Si PV modules from China may come with higher environmental burdens that one might estimate if one were using LCI results for mc-Si PV modules manufactured elsewhere. These higher burdens can be reasonably explained by the efficiency differences in China's poly-silicon manufacturing processes, the country's dependence on highly polluting coal-fired electricity, and the expanded system boundaries associated with the hybrid LCI modeling framework. The results should be useful for establishing more conservative ranges on the potential 'cradle to gate' impacts of mc-Si PV module manufacturing for more robust LCAs of PV deployment scenarios.

Yuan Yao; Yuan Chang; Eric Masanet

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems  

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Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems Title Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5364E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Garbesi, Karina, Vagelis Vossos, and Hongxia Shen Document Number LBNL-5364E Date Published October Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract This document catalogs the characteristics of current and potential future direct current (DC) products and power systems. It is part of a larger U.S. Department of Energy-funded project, "Direct-DC Power Systems for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration with a Residential and Small Commercial Focus". That project is investigating the energy-savings potential, benefits, and barriers of using DC generated by on-site renewable energy systems directly in its DC form, rather than converting it first to alternating current (AC) for distribution to loads. Two related reports resulted from this work: this Catalog and a companion report that addresses direct-DC energy savings in U.S. residential buildings.Interest in 'direct-DC' is motivated by a combination of factors: the very rapid increase in residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States; the rapid expansion in the current and expected future use of energy efficient products that utilize DC power internally; the demonstrated energy savings of direct-DC in commercial data centers; and the current emergence of direct-DC power standards and products designed for grid-connected residential and commercial products. Based on an in-depth study of DC appliances and power systems, we assessed off-grid markets for DC appliances, the DC compatibility of mainstream electricity end-uses, and the emerging mainstream market for direct-DC appliances and power systems.

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Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 -...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado This...

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Arima Photovoltaic And Optical Corp Arima PV | Open Energy Information  

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Optical Corp Arima PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Arima Photovoltaic And Optical Corp (Arima PV) Place: Taipei, Taiwan Product: Once a maker of computers, the company now...

380

Integrating Solar PV into Energy Services Performance Contracts...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Integrating Solar PV into Energy Services Performance Contracts: Options for Local Governments Nationwide Integrating Solar PV into Energy Services Performance Contracts: Options...

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381

Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia Will Host PV Bankability...  

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ateECEnergyComputational Modeling & SimulationSandia Will Host PV Bankability Workshop at Solar Power International (SPI) 2013 Sandia Will Host PV Bankability Workshop at Solar...

382

BIOHAUS PV Handels GmbH | Open Energy Information  

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GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name: BIOHAUS PV Handels GmbH Place: Paderborn, Germany Zip: 33100 Product: Distributor of Isofoton PV products in Germany. Coordinates:...

383

SunShot Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SunShot Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session SunShot Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session This PowerPoint slide deck was originally...

384

Statistical and Domain Analytics Applied to PV Module Lifetime...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

on PV Modules Failure Rates from Certification Testing to UL and IEC Standards for Flat Plate PV Modules Accelerated Stress Testing, Qualification Testing, HAST, Field Experience...

385

Techno-economic analysis of a small size short range EES (electric energy storage) system for a PV (photovoltaic) plant serving a SME (small and medium enterprise) in a given regulatory context  

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Abstract Considering the case of small-medium size plants based on PV (photovoltaic), an analysis was developed in order to model, simulate and optimize an electricity storage system to be coupled to a small photovoltaic plant applied to an industry load, to calculate its profitability in a given regulatory context. The case study is the current Italian electricity market. The analysis was done on a small industrial plant in the area of Torino (North-West Italy), with its own photovoltaic plant connected to the public electrical grid. After an analysis of the present situation, the aim of the analysis is to understand the behaviour, from an economic point of view, of the self-consumption of renewable energy in case of a sudden deregulation of the market (switch off of feed in tariffs or RES (renewable energy system) kWh). The study includes a sensitivity analysis of the main technical and economic parameters in order to identify which of them have the greatest influence on economic performance, and therefore which parameters have to be considered with special care by the producers (technical and economic parameters) and the regulatory authorities (regulations) to decide and optimize the adoption of storage systems as a way to sustain the massive introduction of RES in the energy arena.

R. Scozzari; M. Santarelli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

PV Strom | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Strom Strom Jump to: navigation, search Name PV Strom Place Kirchheim, Germany Zip 74366 Sector Biomass, Hydro, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind energy Product Germany-based renewable energy project developer, focused mainly on solar, but also active in wind, hydro and biomass generation. Coordinates 50.881988°, 11.019413° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":50.881988,"lon":11.019413,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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City of Gridley Utilities - PV Buy Down Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Gridley Utilities - PV Buy Down Program Gridley Utilities - PV Buy Down Program City of Gridley Utilities - PV Buy Down Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Program is currently on hold Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Program is currently on hold Provider City of Gridley Utilities '''''Funding for this program is currently exhausted. The summary below describes incentives as they were in 2010 and 2011. Incentive levels for the next funding round are still unknown.''''' City of Gridley is providing rebates of $2.80/W for their customers installing PV systems. Individual rebates are limited to $5,600 per system, and the utility will award a total of $41,700 in rebates per year. Systems

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Why Are Residential PV Prices in Germany So Much Lower Than in the United  

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Why Are Residential PV Prices in Germany So Much Lower Than in the United Why Are Residential PV Prices in Germany So Much Lower Than in the United States? Speaker(s): Joachim Seel Date: April 11, 2013 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Ryan Wiser The installed price of residential PV is significantly lower in Germany than in the United States - in Q3 2012 German systems were priced on average at $2.50/W while U.S. systems were priced nearly twice as high around $5.20/W. These pricing differences accumulate to about $13,500 for a 5kW residential system and stem primarily from differences in "soft" costs, but little detail is known about how soft cost components differ between the two countries, or why. In order to better characterize the nature of these differences, LBNL fielded surveys of German PV installers,

389

Living on PV power in comfort and style  

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The Solectrogen House near San Francisco was conceived, designed and built by Solar Depot as an off-grid renewable energy house. It is powered by a Solectrogen Hybrid Power System consisting of a 3 kW PV array, two 1 kW wind powered generators, a 50 kWh storage battery bank and a 6.5 kW LP-fueled engine generator for back-up. Two 4kW sinewave DC to AC inverters are utilized, with 24 VDC input and 120/240 VAC 60 Hz output. The inverters are equipped with built-in battery chargers and microprocessors for controlling the engine generator operation. The water supply of the house is a well pumped by a PV powered submersible DC pump. The swimming pool filtration system utilizes a 3/4 HP DC pump powered by a separate dedicated PV array of 640 Watts at 90 V. Energy efficient lighting and refrigeration used in the house minimize the power requirements of the house. The house also utilizes a solar thermal system consisting of 640 sq. ft. of glazed solar collectors and a 500 gallon storage tank. The thermal system is utilized for heating water year round, for space heating in the winter and for swimming pool heating in the summer.

Mizany, A. [Solar Depot Inc., San Rafael, CA (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Jiangxi Solar PV Corp JSPV aka Solar PV Corporation | Open Energy  

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Solar PV Corp JSPV aka Solar PV Corporation Solar PV Corp JSPV aka Solar PV Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Jiangxi Solar PV Corp (JSPV, aka Solar PV Corporation ) Place Xinyu, Jiangxi Province, China Zip 338004 Sector Solar Product Xinyu-based producer of solar cells Coordinates 27.804001°, 114.923317° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.804001,"lon":114.923317,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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An Analysis of the Effects of Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Residential Selling Prices in California.  

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Effects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Homewith existing photovoltaic (PV) energy systems have sold ingrid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems were

Cappers, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

PV modules, with a life measured in decades, will typically be in place longer than the outdoor unit of a HVAC system.  

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unit of a HVAC system. When the performance of an HVAC system deteriorates, it is usually inspected remain installed on the roof even after the system is no longer being used. Although HVAC units have only jumpers and screws effectively bond all parts of the listed device together. HVAC components are typically

Johnson, Eric E.

393

Solar Works! In Seattle: Introduction to Solar Electric (PV)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation slides from residential PV workshop. Also covers general solar resource assessment, siting and financial incentives.

394

NanoPV Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NanoPV Corporation NanoPV Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name NanoPV Corporation Place Ewing, New Jersey Zip 8618 Product A New Jersey-based thin film PV cell producer and technology provider. Coordinates 36.638474°, -83.428453° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.638474,"lon":-83.428453,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

395

Generation PV Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Generation PV Inc. Generation PV Inc. Place Markham, Ontario, Canada Zip L6E 1A9 Sector Wind energy Product Ontario-based Generation PV distributes and installs PV modules and wind turbines made by outside equipment makers, for industrial, residental and wholesale customers. Coordinates 38.9028°, -78.001804° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.9028,"lon":-78.001804,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

396

pv land use | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

pv land use pv land use Home Rosborne318's picture Submitted by Rosborne318(5) Member 2 December, 2013 - 11:06 Request for Information Renewable Energy Generation/Production Shreveport Airport Authority - Response Deadline 2 January 2014 pv land use Solar solar land use Solar Power The Shreveport Airport Authority intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) at some future time for renewable energy generation opportunities on Shreveport Airport property. Files: application/pdf icon solar_rfi_complete.pdf Sfomail's picture Submitted by Sfomail(48) Member 25 June, 2013 - 12:10 Solar Land Use Data on OpenEI acres csp land use how much land land requirements pv land use solar land use square miles I'm happy to announce that a new report on Solar+Land+Use was just released by the National+Renewable+Energy+Laboratory. You can find a brief summary

397

Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

398

Cost goals for a residential photovoltaicthermal liquid collector system set in three northern locations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study compares the allowable costs for a residential PV/T liquid collector system with those of both PV-only and side-by-side PV and thermal collector systems. Four types of conventional energy systems provide backup: ...

Dinwoodie, Thomas L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

PV vs. Solar Water Heating- Simple Solar Payback  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Solar energy systems hang their hats on payback. Financial payback is as tangible as money in your bank account, while other types of paybacklike environmental externalitiesare not usually calculated in dollars. Theres no doubt that photovoltaic (PV) and solar hot water (SHW) systems will pay you back. Maybe not as quickly as youd like, but all systems will significantly offset their cost over their lifetimes. Here well try to answer: Which system will give the quickest return on investment (ROI)?

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City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $9,050 Commercial: $192,000 Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: $1.81/W Commercial: $1.92/W Provider City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility '''''Note: This program is currently not accepting applications. Check the program web site for information regarding future solicitations. ''''' City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility is providing rebates to their customers for the purchase of photovoltaic (PV) systems. The rebate levels will decrease annually over the life of the program. For fiscal year

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401

Identification of Harpins in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000, Which Are Functionally Similar to HrpK1 in Promoting Translocation of Type III Secretion System Effectors  

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...material. TABLE 2. T3SS translocators of model phytopathogens Translocator class...J. L. Dangl. 2004. Wake of the flood: ascribing functions to the wave of...system effectors in the genomes of three model Pseudomonas syringae strains. Mol...

Brian H. Kvitko; Adela R. Ramos; Joanne E. Morello; Hye-Sook Oh; Alan Collmer

2007-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

402

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PVSYST  

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PVSYST PVSYST PVSYST logo. Software for the study, sizing, simulation and data analysis of complete PV systems. It is suitable for grid-connected, stand-alone and DC-grid (public transport) systems, and offers an extensive meteorological and PV-components database. It includes a CAO tool for detailed shading analysis. PVSYST offers an ergonomic approach, with greenline guide, and several project levels. Screen Shots Keywords PV system sizing, PV system simulation, grid-connected PV systems, stand-alone PV systems, shading, solar tools Validation/Testing Performed for 7 installations in Switzerland. Detailed results are in the Help. Expertise Required Basic knowledge about solar energy and photovoltaics. Some basic concepts are developed in the contextual help system.

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Optimal Design of a Stand-Alone Hybrid PV/Fuel Cell Power System for the City of Brest in France  

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= Photovoltaic; FC = Fuel Cell; COE = cost of energy; CC = Capital Costs; NPC = Net Present Cost; TNPC = Total. Elbaset4 Abstract ­ This paper deals with the optimal design of a stand-alone hybrid photovoltaic and fuel reserved. Keywords: Hybrid power system, renewable energy, photovoltaic, fuel cell, generation unit sizing

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications of Recent Changes to the  

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Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications of Recent Changes to the Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC Title Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC Publication Type Case Study Year of Publication 2008 Authors Bolinger, Mark, Galen L. Barbose, and Ryan H. Wiser Secondary Title Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy Publisher LBNL Place Published Berkeley Pagination 12 Date Published 11/2008 Abstract In early 2006, Berkeley Lab published an LBNL/CESA case study that examined the financial impact of EPAct 2005's solar tax credits on PV system owners, in light of the $2,000 cap on the residential credit, as well as the fact that most PV systems in the U.S. also receive cash incentives from state-, local-, or utility-administered PV programs, and that these cash incentives may reduce the value of federal tax credits in certain situations. That case study was subsequently revised in February 2007 to reflect new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance. The findings of that case study, which are briefly recapped in the next section, remained relevant up until October 2008, when the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 extended both solar credits for an unprecedented eight years, removed the $2,000 cap on the residential credit, and eliminated restrictions on the use of both credits in conjunction with the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). These significant changes, which apply to systems placed in service on or after January 1, 2009, will increase the value of the solar credits for residential system owners in particular, and are likely to spur significant growth in residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV installations in the years ahead. In light of these substantial changes to the solar ITC, this report takes a fresh look at the value of these revised credits, focusing specifically on the Section 25D residential credit. After first setting the stage by briefly reviewing our previous findings, the document proceeds to cover four specific areas in which the removal of the $2,000 cap on the residential ITC will have significant implications for PV program administrators, PV system owners, and the PV industry that go beyond the obvious market growth potential created by these more-lucrative federal incentives. These four areas include:

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PNM - Performance-Based Solar PV Program | Department of Energy  

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PNM - Performance-Based Solar PV Program PNM - Performance-Based Solar PV Program PNM - Performance-Based Solar PV Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate None specified Program Info Start Date 3/1/2006 State New Mexico Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount ''These prices will step down over time as certain MW goals are met Prices below are current as of 09/19/2012; see program website for current prices'' Systems up to 10 kW: $0.04/kWh for RECs >10 kW up to 100 kW: $0.05/kWh for RECs >100 kW up to 1 MW: $0.02/kWh for RECs 1 MW+: Fully subscribed Provider PNM In March 2006, PNM initiated a renewable energy credit (REC) purchase program as part of its plan to comply with [http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=N...

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Exploring California PV Home Premiums  

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2013) Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California:of the Effects of Photovoltaic Energy Systems on ResidentialEffects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Home

Hoen, Ben

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic (PV) Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections  

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This report helps to clarify the confusion surrounding different estimates of system pricing by distinguishing between past, current, and near-term projected estimates. It also discusses the different methodologies and factors that impact the estimated price of a PV system, such as system size, location, technology, and reporting methods.These factors, including timing, can have a significant impact on system pricing.

Feldman, D.; Barbose, G.; Margolis, R.; Wiser, R.; Darghouth, N.; Goodrich, A.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Open PV Project | Open Energy Information  

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The Open PV Project The Open PV Project (Redirected from OpenPV) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Open PV Project Agency/Company /Organization: NREL Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, - Solar PV Topics: Background analysis, Market analysis Resource Type: Dataset, Online calculator, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: openpv.nrel.gov/about Country: United States Web Application Link: openpv.nrel.gov/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Featured UN Region: Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc Name Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc Address 401 Congress Ave Place Austin, Texas Zip 78701 Sector Solar Product Plan to manufacture large scale PV panels for utility scale solar power parks Website http://www.teksunpv.com/ Coordinates 30.266402°, -97.742959° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":30.266402,"lon":-97.742959,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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The Open PV Project | Open Energy Information  

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The Open PV Project The Open PV Project (Redirected from Open PV) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Open PV Project Agency/Company /Organization: NREL Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, - Solar PV Topics: Background analysis, Market analysis Resource Type: Dataset, Online calculator, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: openpv.nrel.gov/about Country: United States Web Application Link: openpv.nrel.gov/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Featured UN Region: Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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An efficient method for visualization and growth of fluorescent Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in planta.  

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strains, plants and growth conditions Xanthomonas oryzae pv.Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Mol Plant Microbe InteractOryzae sativa L. ) plants. X. oryzae pv. oryzae infection

Han, Sang-Wook; Park, Chang-Jin; Lee, Sang-Won; Ronald, Pamela C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Holdover inoculum of Pseudomonas syringae pv. alisalensis from broccoli raab causes disease in subsequent plantings  

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about P. syringae pv. Plant Disease / August 2006 ABSTRACTsyringae pv. lachrymans in soil, plant debris, and thesyringae pv. tomato populations on field tomato plants.

Cintas, N A; Koike, S T; Bunch, R A; Bull, C T

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California: The Effect on Home Sales Prices  

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Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California: Themarginal impacts of photovoltaic (PV) energy systems on home

Hoen, Ben

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California: The Effect on Home Sales Prices  

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Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California: Themarginal impacts of photovoltaic (PV) energy systems on home

Hoen, Ben

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting the Effects of Short-Term Photovoltaic Variability on Power System Frequency for Systems with Integrated Energy Storage.  

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?? The percentage of electricity supplied by photovoltaic (PV) generators is steadily rising in power systems worldwide. This rise in PV penetration may lead to (more)

Traube, Joshua White

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Thermal/PV | OpenEI  

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Thermal/PV Thermal/PV Dataset Summary Description Provides annual consumption (in quadrillion Btu) of renewable energy by energy use sector (residential, commercial, industrial, transportation and electricity) and by energy source (e.g. solar, biofuel) for 2004 through 2008. Original sources for data are cited on spreadsheet. Also available from: www.eia.gov/cneaf/solar.renewables/page/trends/table1_2.xls Source EIA Date Released August 01st, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords annual energy consumption biodiesel Biofuels biomass energy use by sector ethanol geothermal Hydroelectric Conventional Landfill Gas MSW Biogenic Other Biomass renewable energy Solar Thermal/PV Waste wind Wood and Derived Fuels Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon RE Consumption by Energy Use Sector, Excel file (xls, 32.8 KiB)

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Evaluation of Encapsulant Materials for PV Applications  

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Encapsulant materials used in PV modules serve multiple purposes. They physically hold components in place, provide electrical insulation, optically couple superstrate materials (e.g., glass) to PV cells, protect components from mechanical stress by mechanically de-coupling components via strain relief, and protect materials from corrosion. To do this, encapsulants must adhere well to all surfaces, remain compliant, and transmit light after exposure to temperature, humidity, and UV radiation histories. Encapsulant materials by themselves do not completely prevent water vapour ingress [1-3], but if they are well adhered, they will prevent the accumulation of liquid water providing protection against corrosion as well as electrical shock. Here, a brief review of some of the polymeric materials under consideration for PV applications is provided, with an explanation of some of their advantages and disadvantages.

Kempe, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a residential hybrid electrical energy storage system based on the energy buffering strategy  

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Due to severe variation in load demand over time, utility companies generally raise electrical energy price during periods of high load demand. A grid-connected hybrid electrical energy storage (HEES) system can help residential users lower their electric ... Keywords: electric bill savings, energy management, hybrid electrical energy storage system

Di Zhu; Siyu Yue; Yanzhi Wang; Younghyun Kim; Naehyuck Chang; Massoud Pedram

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Systems Interconnected onto Secondary Network Distribution Systems Success Stories  

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This report examines six case studies of photovoltaic (PV) systems integrated into secondary network systems. The six PV systems were chosen for evaluation because they are interconnected to secondary network systems located in four major Solar America Cities.

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The Impact of Rate Design and Net Metering on the Bill Savings from Distributed PV for Residential Customers in California  

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Net metering has become a widespread policy in the U.S. for supporting distributed photovoltaics (PV) adoption. Though specific design details vary, net metering allows customers with PV to reduce their electric bills by offsetting their consumption with PV generation, independent of the timing of the generation relative to consumption - in effect, compensating the PV generation at retail electricity rates (Rose et al. 2009). While net metering has played an important role in jump-starting the residential PV market in the U.S., challenges to net metering policies have emerged in a number of states and contexts, and alternative compensation methods are under consideration. Moreover, one inherent feature of net metering is that the value of the utility bill savings it provides to customers with PV depends heavily on the structure of the underlying retail electricity rate, as well as on the characteristics of the customer and PV system. Consequently, the value of net metering - and the impact of moving to alternative compensation mechanisms - can vary substantially from one customer to the next. For these reasons, it is important for policymakers and others that seek to support the development of distributed PV to understand both how the bill savings varies under net metering, and how the bill savings under net metering compares to other possible compensation mechanisms. To advance this understanding, we analyze the bill savings from PV for residential customers of California's two largest electric utilities, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE). The analysis is based on hourly load data from a sample of 215 residential customers located in the service territories of the two utilities, matched with simulated hourly PV production for the same time period based on data from the nearest of 73 weather stations in the state.

Darghouth, Naim; Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 -...  

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"Preliminary Analysis of Modules Deployed at PV- USA for 18-24 Years" 13. D.C. Jordan and B. Sekulic of NREL, "Impact and Detection of Pyranometer Failure on PV...

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Sandia National Laboratories: help U.S. PV industry expand  

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help U.S. PV industry expand Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live On February 26, 2013, in Energy, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News &...

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Breakout Session: Getting in the Loop: PV Hardware Recycling...  

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Getting in the Loop: PV Hardware Recycling and Sustainability Breakout Session: Getting in the Loop: PV Hardware Recycling and Sustainability May 21, 2014 6:30PM to 7:30PM PDT...

424

A Wavelet-Based Variability Model (WVM) for Solar PV Power Plants  

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power fluctuations: the pv plant as a low pass filter,"point sensor to the entire PV plant at each timescale isWVM Inputs WVM Outputs PV Plant Footprint Density of PV

Lave, Matthew; Kleissl, Jan; Stein, Joshua S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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in the design of larger PV plants. Chapter 2 will discussEdison central station PV plant at Hesperia, California,PV components. When a PV plant or installation is proposed

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Efficient Power Converters for PV Arrays : Scalable Submodule Power Conversion for Utility-Scale Photovoltaics  

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Solar ADEPT Project: SolarBridge is developing a new power conversion technique to improve the energy output of PV power plants. This new technique is specifically aimed at large plants where many solar panels are connected together. SolarBridge is correcting for the inefficiencies that occur when two solar panels that encounter different amounts of sun are connected together. In most conventional PV system, the weakest panel limits the energy production of the entire system. Thats because all of the energy collected by the PV system feeds into a single collection point where a central inverter then converts it into useable energy for the grid. SolarBridge has found a more efficient and cost-effective way to convert solar energy, correcting these power differences before they reach the grid.

None

2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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PV Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presenation summarizes the information discussed by Sandia National Laboratories at the PV Manufacturing Workshop, March 25, 2011.

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Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Webinar presenting findings from the recent report, authored jointly by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, Berkeley Lab, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and entitled, ...

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Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This 2010 update to the 2006 edition consolidates the most import aspects of a field inspection into a simple process that can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. Explanations and illustrative pictures are included to instruct the inspector on the specific details of each step.

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Property Taxes and Solar PV Systems: Policies,  

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of the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership: ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability; International City: Josh Huneycutt, Monica Andrews, and Ammar Qusaibaty, U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

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Supplementing Electrical Power Through Solar PV Systems  

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Dhaka megacity is home to more than 14 million inhabitants. However, the adequate supply of urban utilities, particularly electricity to city dwellers, has ... supply in Dhaka, electricity generation through roof...

Md. Humayun Kabir; Wilfried Endlicher

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

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to $4.00/MMBtu and coal price increases from $1.96/MMBtu togas prices and higher coal prices, while the highest is $by the assumed increase in coal price in that case. Perfect

Mills, A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations  

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Fuel Prices .24 Generator Capacity and Fuel Price byIntegration Costs in Fuel Price Sensitivity Cases of the

Mills, A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Sandia National Laboratories: PV Systems Reliability  

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Engine Test Facility Central Receiver Test Facility Power Towers for Utilities Solar Furnace Dish Test Facility Optics Lab Parabolic Dishes Work For Others (WFO) User...

435

The Open PV Project | Open Energy Information  

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The Open PV Project The Open PV Project Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Open PV Project Agency/Company /Organization: NREL Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, - Solar PV Topics: Background analysis, Market analysis Resource Type: Dataset, Online calculator, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: openpv.nrel.gov/about Country: United States Web Application Link: openpv.nrel.gov/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Featured UN Region: Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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(Eigen Phoneme Space (Phoneme Vector : PV)  

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PCA , , ( ) 1 MFCC [1] PCA 2 2.1 [3] (Eigen Phoneme Space : EPS) PCA [2] PCA [3] PCA (EPS) (EPS) (Phoneme Vector : PV) Fig. 1 (EPS) /a/ /i/ · · · PCA (EPS) 2.2 PCA PCA i Si Si = 1 N N t=1 (xi t - ¯xi )(xi

Takiguchi, Tetsuya

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All Solar PV | Open Energy Information  

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All Solar PV All Solar PV Jump to: navigation, search Logo: All Solar PV Name All Solar PV Address 1407-4-105 Century East,Daliushu Road Place Beijing, China Sector Solar Product Solar Energy Products Year founded 2004 Phone number 86-010-52006592 Website http://www.allsolarpv.com/ Coordinates 39.904667°, 116.408198° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.904667,"lon":116.408198,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV Facilities  

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microelectronics as well as other advanced components such as micromachines, optoelectronics, and photonic systems. The MESA Complex is designed to integrate the numerous...

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PV Crystalox Solar AG formerly PV Silicon AG | Open Energy Information  

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PV Crystalox Solar AG formerly PV Silicon AG PV Crystalox Solar AG formerly PV Silicon AG Jump to: navigation, search Name PV Crystalox Solar AG (formerly PV Silicon AG) Place Abingdon, England, United Kingdom Zip OX14 4SE Sector Solar Product UK-based manufacturer of multicrystalline ingots and wafers to the solar industry; as of early 2009, to output solar-grade polysilicon. Coordinates 36.71049°, -81.975194° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.71049,"lon":-81.975194,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Optimal sizing study of hybrid wind/PV/diesel power generation unit  

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In this paper, a methodology of sizing optimization of a stand-alone hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system is presented. This approach makes use of a deterministic algorithm to suggest, among a list of commercially available system devices, the optimal number and type of units ensuring that the total cost of the system is minimized while guaranteeing the availability of the energy. The collection of 6 months of data of wind speed, solar radiation and ambient temperature recorded for every hour of the day were used. The mathematical modeling of the main elements of the hybrid wind/PV/diesel system is exposed showing the more relevant sizing variables. A deterministic algorithm is used to minimize the total cost of the system while guaranteeing the satisfaction of the load demand. A comparison between the total cost of the hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system with batteries and the hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system without batteries is presented. The reached results demonstrate the practical utility of the used sizing methodology and show the influence of the battery storage on the total cost of the hybrid system. (author)

Belfkira, Rachid; Zhang, Lu; Barakat, Georges [Groupe de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Automatique du Havre, University of Le Havre, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 1123, 76063 Le Havre (France)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of increased penetration of wind and PV solar resources on the  

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Impact of increased penetration of wind and PV solar resources on the bulk power system Vijay the impact of increased penetration of wind and solar resources on the bulk energy system (BES) · The BES Vittal Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Arizona State

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Remote and Centralized Monitoring of PV Power Csaba Kopacz, Sergiu Spataru, Dezso Sera, and Tamas Kerekes  

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capable of measuring a wide range of system operation parameters. New generation string invertersRemote and Centralized Monitoring of PV Power Plants Csaba Kopacz, Sergiu Spataru, Dezso Sera monitoring capabilities of the inverters and their internet connectivity. The backbone of the system

Sera, Dezso

443

Design and simulation of a small scale solar powered desalination system  

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This study presents a design for a solar photovoltaic powered, small-scale desalination system suitable for implementation in remote or water starved areas where a grid connection is not possible or feasible. The desalination method and solar array of ... Keywords: Simulink, desalination, design and simulation, performance prediction, solar power

J. R. Schrader; M. G. Rasul

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CURRENT TESTING ACTIVITIES AT THE ACRELAB RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS TEST FACILITY , E S Spooner2  

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, AUSTRALIA 2 University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3 Australian CRC for Renewable Energy in a minimum of time. ACRELab was originally conceived as a laboratory for testing remote area power supply and RAPS system components such as inverters. With the growing interest in Grid-connected inverters

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The impact of retail rate structures on the economics of commercial photovoltaic systems in California  

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their PV output through a feed-in tariff, and PV systems areIn contrast to feed-in tariffs, net metering generallyU.S. at least, where feed-in tariffs are not prevalent, PV

Mills, Andrew D.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Monitoring System Performance (Presentation)  

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Requirements for a standard test to rate the durability of photovoltaic (PV) modules at system voltage are discussed.

Emery, K.; Smith, R.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

A study of PV/T collector with honeycomb heat exchanger  

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This paper present a study of a single pass photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar collector combined with honeycomb heat exchanger. A PV/T system is a combination of photovoltaic panel and solar thermal components in one integrated system. In order to enhance the performance of the system a honeycomb heat exchanger is installed horizontally into the channel located under the PV module. Air is used as the heat remover medium. The system is tested with and without the honeycomb at irradiance of 828 W/m2 and mass flow rate spanning from 0.02 kg/s to 0.13 kg/s. It is observed that the aluminum honeycomb is capable of enhancing the thermal efficiency of the system efficiently. At mass flow rate of 0.11 kg/s the thermal efficiency of the system without honeycomb is 27% and with honeycomb is 87 %. Throughout the range of the mass flow rate the electrical efficiency of the PV module improved by 0.1 %. The improved design is suitable to be further investigated as solar drying system and space heating.

F. Hussain; M. Y. H. Othman; B. Yatim; H. Ruslan; K. Sopian; Z. Ibarahim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Solar PV at the Atlas Industrial Park in Duluth, Minnesota  

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5, in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Atlas Industrial Park in Duluth, Minnesota, for a feasibility study of renewable energy production. The EPA provided funding to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support a feasibility study of solar renewable energy generation at the Atlas Industrial Park. NREL provided technical assistance for this project but did not assess environmental conditions at the site beyond those related to the performance of a photovoltaic (PV) system. The purpose of this study is to assess the site for a possible PV installation and estimate the cost, performance, and site impacts of different PV configurations. In addition, the study evaluates financing options that could assist in the implementation of a PV system at the site.

Steen, M.; Lisell, L.; Mosey, G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--Layout of the conductor material in the dc bus of a photovoltaic (PV) array to lower first cost and ohmic losses is  

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its operating economy by reducing installed cost and ohmic losses. Index Terms--Photovoltaic systemsAbstract--Layout of the conductor material in the dc bus of a photovoltaic (PV) array to lower first cost and ohmic losses is reviewed. Six PV materials are characterized for their voltage swings

King, Roger

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PV String to 3-Phase Inverter with Highest Voltage Capabilities, Highest Efficiency and 25 Year Lifetime: Final Technical Report, November 7, 2011 - November 6, 2012  

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Final report for Renewable Power Conversion. The overall objective of this project was to develop a prototype PV inverter which enables a new utility-scale PV system approach where the cost, performance, reliability and safety benefits of this new approach have the potential to make all others obsolete.

West, R.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems  

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Flexibility of operation--the ability of a power system to respond to change in demand and supply--is a characteristic of all power systems. Flexibility is especially prized in twenty-first century power systems, with higher levels of grid-connected variable renewable energy (primarily, wind and solar). This paper summarizes the analytic frameworks that have emerged to measure this characteristic and distills key principles of flexibility for policy makers.

Cochran, J.; Miller, M.; Zinaman, O.; Milligan, M.; Arent, D.; Palmintier, B.; O'Malley, M.; Mueller, S.; Lannoye, E.; Tuohy, A.; Kujala, B.; Sommer, M.; Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Soonee, S. K.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Database: A Gateway to Experimental Data Monitoring Projects for PV at the Florida Solar Energy Center  

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This site is the gateway to experimental data monitoring projects for photovoltaic (PV) at the Florida Solar Energy Center. The website and the database were designed to facilitate and standardize the processes for archiving, analyzing and accessing data collected from dozens of operational PV systems and test facilities monitored by FSEC's Photovoltaics and Distributed Generation Division. [copied from http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/photovoltaics/data_monitoring/index.htm

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PV Solar Planet | Open Energy Information  

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Planet Planet Jump to: navigation, search Logo: PV Solar Planet Name PV Solar Planet Address 5856 S. Garland Way Place Littleton, Colorado Zip 80123 Sector Solar Product Sales of solar laminate Website http://www.pvsolarplanet.com/ Coordinates 39.610743°, -105.105245° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.610743,"lon":-105.105245,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Xcel Energy - Solar*Rewards Program and MN Made PV Rebate Program |  

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Xcel Energy - Solar*Rewards Program and MN Made PV Rebate Program Xcel Energy - Solar*Rewards Program and MN Made PV Rebate Program Xcel Energy - Solar*Rewards Program and MN Made PV Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Local Government Nonprofit Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $90,000 (as determined by the incentive level and maximum system size) Program Info Start Date 03/01/2010 State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount REC Rebate Program 2010-2012:$2.25/W DC REC Rebate Program 2013:$1.50/W DC Minnesota Made Bonus 2010-2012:Up to an additional $2.75/W DC (paired with REC Rebate) Provider Xcel Energy '''''Note: All 2012 funding for the Solar*Rewards program and Minnesota Made Bonus has been reserved as of July 11, 2012. On October 1, 2012, the

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TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENTS FOR PV MODULES AND ARRAYS: MEASUREMENT METHODS, DIFFICULTIES, AND RESULTS  

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TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENTS FOR PV MODULES AND ARRAYS: TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENTS FOR PV MODULES AND ARRAYS: MEASUREMENT METHODS, DIFFICULTIES, AND RESULTS David L. King, Jay A. Kratochvil, and William E. Boyson Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 0 ABSTRACT The term "temperature coefficient" has been applied to several different photovoltaic performance parameters, including voltage, current, and power. The procedures for measuring the coefficient(s) for modules and arrays are not yet standardized, and systematic influences are common in the test methods used to measure them. There are also misconceptions regarding their application. Yet, temperature coefficients, however obtained, play an important role in PV system design and sizing, where often the worst case operating condition dictates the array

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Microsoft Word - PV Report v20.doc  

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A A EIA Task Order No. DE-DT0000804, Subtask 3 Photovoltaic (PV) Cost and Performance Characteristics for Residential and Commercial Applications Final Report August 2010 Prepared for: Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting U.S. Energy Information Administration Prepared by: ICF International Contact: Robert Kwartin T: (703) 934-3586 E: rkwartin@icfi.com ii Table of Contents Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................... v 1. Introduction ...........................................................................................................................1 1.1 Objective ....................................................................................................................1

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PV Manufacturing R&D Project -- Trends in the U.S. PV Industry  

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To foster continued growth in the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry, the U.S. Department of Energy initiated the PV Manufacturing R&D (PVMR&D) Project--a partnership with U.S. PV industry participants to perform cost-shared manufacturing research and development. Throughout FY 2004, PVMR&D managed fourteen subcontracts across the industry. The impact of PVMR&D is quantified by reductions in direct module manufacturing costs, scale-up of existing PV production capacity, and accrual of cost savings to the public and industry. An analysis of public and industry investment shows that both recaptured funds by mid-1998 based on estimated manufacturing cost savings from PVMR&D participation. Since project inception, total PV manufacturing capacity has increased from 14 MW to 201 MW at the close of 2003, while direct manufacturing costs declined from $5.55/W to $2.49/W. These results demonstrate continued progress toward the overriding goals of the PVMR&D project.

Brown, K. E.; Mitchell, R. L.; Bower, W. I.; King, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PV Installation Labor Market Analysis and PV JEDI Tool Developments (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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PV Installation Labor Market Analysis PV Installation Labor Market Analysis and PV JEDI Tool Developments Barry Friedman NREL Strategic Energy Analysis Center May 16, 2012 World Renewable Energy Forum Denver, Colorado NREL/PR-6A20-55130 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY Disclaimer 2 DISCLAIMER AGREEMENT These information ("Data") are provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC ("Alliance") for the U.S. Department of Energy (the "DOE"). It is recognized that disclosure of these Data is provided under the following conditions and warnings: (1) these Data have been prepared for reference purposes only; (2) these Data consist of forecasts, estimates or assumptions made on a best-

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tetti FV  

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Tetti FV Tetti FV Tetti FV logo Program for the simulation, design and calculation of grid connected photovoltaic systems. The system components are loaded from the system database. Tetti FV is a simple and efficient system design for all photovoltaic system configurations. Screen Shots Keywords photovoltaic, PV, energy performance, design, PV system sizing, PV system simulation, grid-connected PV systems Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required High level of computer literacy not required. Basic knowledge about solar energy and photovoltaics. Some basic concepts are developed in the contextual help system. Users More than 100. Audience architects, engineers, researchers, federal agencies, research universities, research laboratories Input Very easy import of weather files (user defined). Easy choice of module,

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Community Renewable Energy Webinar: Developing PV Projects | Department of  

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Community Renewable Energy Webinar: Developing PV Projects Community Renewable Energy Webinar: Developing PV Projects Community Renewable Energy Webinar: Developing PV Projects January 15, 2013 1:00PM MST Webinar This webinar will take place from 1-2:15 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. It will provide information on how the cities of Tucson, Arizona, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, utilized requests for proposals (RFPs) and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to develop photovoltaic (PV) projects. The webinar will feature two presentations, highlighted below. RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs for PV: Finding the Right Solar Contractors for Your Community Choosing vendors for solar projects requires a careful look since you may well be dealing with them for 20 years ... or more. The City of Tucson will highlight its experiences with city-owned PV projects as well as a PPA

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NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - PV Module Reliability...  

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Reliability R and D Printable Version PV Module Reliability Workshop NREL hosts an annual Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) so that solar technology experts can...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Sandian Presents on PV Failure...  

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Analysis at European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSC) On December 15, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events,...

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PV integration in the Bonneville Power Administration balancing authority area.  

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??In this study I investigate the accuracy and necessity of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) PV integration tariff, which was instituted in 2011. Note that, (more)

Schumaker, Adam

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the PV Module Model in PVWatts (Presentation)  

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Overview of the PV module model. PVWatts module power estimates were compared with those using the Sandia model for three modules and data sets.

Marion, B.

2010-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIENCES ON PID TESTING OF PV MODULES IN 2012 | Department...  

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Glass Potential Induced Degradation (PID) Tests for Commercially Available PV Modules Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect to Fracture of Solar Cells...

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Inner Mongolia Dunan PV power | Open Energy Information  

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to: navigation, search Name: Inner Mongolia Dunan PV power Place: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Sector: Solar Product: Inner Mongolia-based solar project developer...

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV Paper Published in IEEE Transactions...  

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ClimateECAbout ECFacilitiesDETLPV Paper Published in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy PV Paper Published in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy CRF Researchers Measure...

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Ultra Accelerated Testing of PV Module Components  

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Using concentrated natural sunlight at the NREL High Flux Solar Furnace, we have exposed several materials to acceleration factors of up to 400 times the normal outdoor UV exposure dose. This accelerated rate allows the exposure of materials such that a year of outdoor exposure can be simulated in about 5 hours. We have studied the solarization of cerium containing glass, the degradation of ethylene vinyl acetate laminated between borosilicate glass, and the yellowing of standard polystyrene test coupons. The first two candidates are of interest to the photovoltaics (PV) program, and the last candidate material is a widely used dosimeter for ultra violet (UV) exposure in accelerated weathering chambers

Pitts, J. R.; King, D. E.; Bingham, C.; Czanderna, A. W.

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical model for solar PV and CSP electricity costs: Present LCOE values and their future evolution  

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In this paper we first make a review of the past annual production of electricity and the cumulative installed capacity for photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. This together with the annual costs of PV modules and CSP systems allows us the determination of the experience curves and the corresponding learning rates. Then, we go over a rigorous exposition of the methodology employed for the calculation of the value of the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for PV and CSP. Based on this knowledge, we proceed to establish a mathematical model which yields closed-form analytical expressions for the present value of the LCOE, as well as its future evolution (20102050) based on the International Energy Agency roadmaps for the cumulative installed capacity. Next, we explain in detail how specific values are assigned to the twelve independent variables which enter the LCOE formula: solar resource, discount and learning rates, initial cost and lifetime of the system, operational and maintenance costs, etc. With all this background, and making use of a simple computer simulation program, we can generate the following: sensitivity analysis curves, graphs on the evolution of the LCOE in the period 20102050, and calculations of the years at which grid parities will be reached. These representations prove to be very useful in energy planning policies, like tariff-in schemes, tax exemptions, etc., and in making investment decisions, since they allow, for a given location, to directly compare the costs of PV vs CSP power generation technologies for the period 20102050. Among solar technologies, PV seems always more appropriate for areas located in middle to high latitudes of the Earth, while CSP systems, preferably with thermal storage incorporated, yield their best performance in arid areas located at relatively low latitudes.

J. Hernndez-Moro; J.M. Martnez-Duart

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The renewable electric plant information system  

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This report explains the procedures used for creating the Renewable Electric Plant Information System (REPiS) database, describes the database fields, and summarizes the data. The REPiS database contains comprehensive information on grid-connected renewable electric generation plants in the United States. Originally designed in 1987 and updated in 1990, the database includes information through 1994. The report also illustrates ways of using the data for analysis is and describes how researchers validated the data.

Sinclair, K.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Economic Value of PV and Net Metering to Residential Customers in California  

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combination of: PV penetration rate (25%, 50%, and 75%); PVfor which TOU Rate is Least Cost PV Penetration Level PG&E (Least-Cost Rate Choice at Varying PV Penetration Levels 5.2.

Darghouth, Naim

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PID-free C-Si PV Module Using Novel Chemically-Tempered Glass...  

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PID-free C-Si PV Module Using Novel Chemically-Tempered Glass PID-free C-Si PV Module Using Novel Chemically-Tempered Glass Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop,...

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Exploitation of temporary water flow by hybrid PV-hydroelectric plant  

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The paper presents a new type of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) suitable for exploitation watercourse with periodical-temporary water flow. This innovative solution consist of Hydroelectric Plant (HEP) and solar Photovoltaic (PV) generator working together as one hybrid power plant, producing green energy with the same characteristics as classical hydroelectric plants. The main objective of this hybrid solution is achievement of optimal renewable energy production in order to increase the share of RES in an Electricity Power System (EPS). As a paradigm of such exploitation of RES, the example of HEP Zavrelje/Dubrovnik in Croatia was used, where it was ascertained that the proposed solution of hybrid PV-HEP system is natural, realistic and very acceptable, which enhances the characteristics of both energy sources. The application of such hybrid systems would increase the share of high quality RES in energy systems.

Jure Margeta; Zvonimir Glasnovic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sacramento Municipal Utility District PV and Smart Grid Pilot at Anatolia  

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Under DE-FOA-0000085 High Penetration Solar Deployment, the U. S. Department of Energy funded agreements with SMUD and Navigant Consulting, SunPower, GridPoint, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the California Energy Commission for this pilot demonstration project. Funding was $5,962,409.00. Cost share of $500,000 was also provided by the California Energy Commission. The project has strategic implications for SMUD, other utilities and the PV and energy-storage industries in business and resource planning, technology deployment and asset management. These implications include: -At this point, no dominant business models have emerged and the industry is open for new ideas. -Demonstrated two business models for using distributed PV and energy storage, and brainstormed several dozen more, each with different pros and cons for SMUD, its customers and the industry. -Energy storage can be used to manage high penetrations of PV and mitigate potential issues such as reverse power flow, voltage control violations, power quality issues, increased wear and tear on utility equipment, and system wide power supply issues. - Smart meters are another tool utilities can use to manage high penetrations of PV. The necessary equipment and protocols exist, and the next step is to determine how to integrate the functionality with utility programs and what level of utility control is required. - Time-of-use rates for the residential customers who hosted energy storage systems did not cause a significant change in energy usage patterns. However, the rates we used were not optimized for PV and energy storage. Opportunities exist for utilities to develop new structures.

Rawson, Mark; Sanchez, Eddie Paul

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Competitiveness - Solar PV Manufacturing Cost  

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Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis Between 2000 and 2010 global shipments of PV cells/modules grew 53% (compound annual growth rate [CAGR]). At the same time, the U.S. market share has slipped from 30% to 7% (30% CAGR) while China/Taiwan has grown from <2% to 54% (115% CAGR) to become the leader in global production. NREL's manufacturing cost analysis has focused on understanding the regional competitiveness of solar PV manufacturing specifically: What factors have led to China's dramatic growth in PV? Is it sustainable? Can the US compete? NREL's manufacturing cost analysis studies show that: U.S. incentives to strengthen access to capital for investment in innovative solar technologies could offset China's current advantage U.S. incentives are dwarfed by the scale of Chinese incentives

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IID Energy - PV Solutions Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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PV Solutions Rebate Program PV Solutions Rebate Program IID Energy - PV Solutions Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Local Government Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate PBI Incentive max: 550,000 for the 5-year period (110,000/year) Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 2013 program is closed Provider Imperial Irrigation District '''''IID accepted applications for the 2013 PV Solutions Program from Jan. 2, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2013. Winners were determined via lottery. The program is now closed for the remainder of 2013, but another funding round is expected in 2014. ''''' Through the PV Solutions Rebate Program, Imperial Irrigation District (IID) provides rebates to its residential and commercial customers who install

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An analysis of feedin tariffs for solar PV in six representative countries of the European Union  

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Abstract In this paper, after a brief review on the main support policies for Photovoltaic (PV) systems in Europe, the specific situations of six representative countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the U.K.) are examined, with the purpose of highlighting the main differences in the implementation of the feedin tariff (FiT) support policies adopted for PV systems. In particular, a comparison based on the calculation of economic indexes, as the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF), the Pay-Back-Period (PBP), the Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR), for different sized PV systems shows that a specific FiT can sometimes be inconvenient for the producer and that the different ways of implementing FiT support policies in the various countries can lead to significantly different results. The analysis carried out in this paper could help to assess the impact of PV energy policies in the main European markets, to make a prediction of how PV market could evolve in the selected EU member states, to gain an insight into the future of possible energy policies.

A. Campoccia; L. Dusonchet; E. Telaretti; G. Zizzo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC  

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On August 8, 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) increased the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC) for commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems from 10% to 30% of the project's 'tax credit basis' (i.e., the dollar amount to which the ITC applies), and also created in Section 25D of the Internal Revenue Code a new 30% ITC (capped at $2,000) for residential solar systems. Both changes went into effect on January 1, 2006, for an initial period of two years, and in late 2006 both credits were extended 'as is' for an additional year (through 2008). In early 2006, Berkeley Lab published an LBNL/CESA case study that examined the financial impact of EPAct 2005's solar tax credits on PV system owners, in light of the $2,000 cap on the residential credit, as well as the fact that most PV systems in the U.S. also receive cash incentives from state-, local-, or utility-administered PV programs, and that these cash incentives may reduce the value of federal tax credits in certain situations. That case study was subsequently revised in February 2007 to reflect new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance. The findings of that case study, which are briefly recapped in the next section, remained relevant up until October 2008, when the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 extended both solar credits for an unprecedented eight years, removed the $2,000 cap on the residential credit, and eliminated restrictions on the use of both credits in conjunction with the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). These significant changes, which apply to systems placed in service on or after January 1, 2009, will increase the value of the solar credits for residential system owners in particular, and are likely to spur significant growth in residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV installations in the years ahead. In light of these substantial changes to the solar ITC, this report takes a fresh look at the value of these revised credits, focusing specifically on the Section 25D residential credit. After first setting the stage by briefly reviewing our previous findings, the document proceeds to cover four specific areas in which the removal of the $2,000 cap on the residential ITC will have significant implications for PV program administrators, PV system owners, and the PV industry that go beyond the obvious market growth potential created by these more-lucrative federal incentives. These four areas include: (1) The financial implications of whether or not residential cash rebates are considered to be taxable income; (2) The role of low-interest loan programs and other forms of 'subsidized energy financing' under an uncapped ITC; (3) The degree to which taxable and nontaxable rebate levels might be reduced in response to the extra value provided by an uncapped ITC; and (4) The impact of an uncapped ITC on third-party financing and ownership models that are just beginning to emerge in the residential sector. The document concludes by highlighting a common thread that runs throughout: the need for PV program managers to understand whether or not their rebates are considered to be taxable income before they can react in an appropriate manner to the recent changes in federal solar policy and, if financing programs are offered, the need to understand whether the IRS considers these programs to be 'subsidized'. Finally, we note that this paper is based on current law; future legislative changes to the ITC could, of course, alter the conclusions reached here.

Bolinger, Mark; Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan

2008-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt...  

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Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt Overview of financing solar photovoltaics at government...

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U.S. Aims for Zero-Energy: Support for PV on New Homes  

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installations on new multi-family buildings Standard PV Buy-multi-family residential construction projects with PV and other green building

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genome sequence and rapid evolution of the rice pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae PXO99A.  

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pathovar; pv. ), which demonstrate distinct host plantcampestris pv. malvacearum avr genes. Mol Plant Microbepv. vesicatoria, which is responsible for bacterial spot in tomato and pepper plants.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Key PV Backsheet and Module Properties from Fielded...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of Key PV Backsheet and Module Properties from Fielded Module Exposures and Accelerated Test Conditions A Comparison of Key PV Backsheet and Module Properties from Fielded Module...

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Mathematical Modeling for CostMathematical Modeling for Cost Optimization of PV RecyclingOptimization of PV Recycling  

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Mathematical Modeling for CostMathematical Modeling for Cost Optimization of PV RecyclingOptimization of PV Recycling InfrastructureInfrastructure JunJun--Ki ChoiKi Choi & Vasilis Fthenakis& Vasilis Recycling ­Cost Optimization 1. Where is the optimized location? · Centralized/decentralized collection

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Analytical Improvements in PV Degradation Rate Determination  

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As photovoltaic (PV) penetration of the power grid increases, it becomes vital to know how decreased power output may affect cost over time. In order to predict power delivery, the decline or degradation rates must be determined accurately. For non-spectrally corrected data several complete seasonal cycles (typically 3-5 years) are required to obtain reasonably accurate degradation rates. In a rapidly evolving industry such a time span is often unacceptable and the need exists to determine degradation rates accurately in a shorter period of time. Occurrence of outliers and data shifts are two examples of analytical problems leading to greater uncertainty and therefore to longer observation times. In this paper we compare three methodologies of data analysis for robustness in the presence of outliers, data shifts and shorter measurement time periods.

Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical Approaches to PV Busbar Application  

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Busbars are an integral component of any thin-film photovoltaic module and must be easy and quick to apply by PV manufacturers, as well as provide long-term reliability in deployed modules. Potential reliability issues include loss of adhesion and delamination, chemical instability under current collection conditions (electromigration or corrosion), compatibility of material and application method with subsequent encapsulation steps. Several new and novel busbar materials and application methods have been explored, including adhering metal busbars with various one- and two-part conductive epoxies or conductive adhesive films, ultrasonic bonding of metal busbar strips, and bonding of busbar strips using low-temperature solders. The most promising approach to date has been the direct application of metal busbars via various electrochemical techniques, which offers a variety of distinct advantages.

Pankow, J. W.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL/SCE High Penetration PV Integration Project: FY13 Annual Report  

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In 2010, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Southern California Edison (SCE), Quanta Technology, Satcon Technology Corporation, Electrical Distribution Design (EDD), and Clean Power Research (CPR) teamed to analyze the impacts of high penetration levels of photovoltaic (PV) systems interconnected onto the SCE distribution system. This project was designed specifically to benefit from the experience that SCE and the project team would gain during the installation of 500 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale PV systems (with 1-5 MW typical ratings) starting in 2010 and completing in 2015 within SCE's service territory through a program approved by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC). This report provides the findings of the research completed under the project to date.

Mather, B. A.; Shah, S.; Norris, B. L.; Dise, J. H.; Yu, L.; Paradis, D.; Katiraei, F.; Seguin, R.; Costyk, D.; Woyak, J.; Jung, J.; Russell, K.; Broadwater, R.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned from the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology/PV Manufacturing R&D and Thin Film PV Partnership Projects  

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As the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Solar Energy Technologies Program initiates new cost-shared solar energy R&D under the Solar America Initiative (SAI), it is useful to analyze the experience gained from cost-shared R&D projects that have been funded through the program to date. This report summarizes lessons learned from two DOE-sponsored photovoltaic (PV) projects: the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology/PV Manufacturing R&D (PVMaT/PVMR&D) project and the Thin-Film PV Partnership project. During the past 10-15 years, these two projects have invested roughly $330 million of government resources in cost-shared R&D and leveraged another $190 million in private-sector PV R&D investments. Following a description of key findings and brief descriptions of the PVMaT/PVMR&D and Thin-Film PV Partnership projects, this report presents lessons learned from the projects.

Margolis, R.; Mitchell, R.; Zweibel, K.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Utility Rates on PV Economics - Digital Appendix | Open Energy  

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Impact of Utility Rates on PV Economics - Digital Appendix Impact of Utility Rates on PV Economics - Digital Appendix Jump to: navigation, search Welcome to the Digital Appendix for The Impacts of Utility Rates and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems. This digital appendix contains supplement material for the NREL technical report, The Impacts of Utility Rates and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems. Detailed results for each building type, location, and rate structure are provided in this appendix. Users may browse either by building type, or location using one of the two links in the "Detailed Charts and Data" section. Summary tables are also provided for reference. Summary Results Tables The summary tables provide overview results for all locations and building

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PV Validation and Bankability Workshop: San Jose, California  

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This report is a collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). The report provides feedback from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Program PV Validation and Bankability Workshop in San Jose, California on August 31, 2011. It focuses on the current state of PV in the United States, private funding to fund U.S. PV industry growth, roles and functions of the regional test center program, and ways to improve the current validation and bankability practices.

Granata, J.; Howard, J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property Tax Assessments as a Finance Vehicle for Residential PV Installations: Opportunities and Potential Limitations  

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Readily accessible credit has often been cited as a necessary ingredient to open up the market for residential photovoltaic (PV) systems. Though financing does not reduce the high up-front cost of PV, by spreading that cost over some portion of the system's life, financing can certainly make PV systems more affordable. As a result, a number of states have, in the past, set up special residential loan programs targeting the installation of renewable energy systems and/or energy efficiency improvements, and often featuring low interest rates, longer terms, and no-hassle application requirements. Historically, these loan programs have met with mixed success (particularly for PV), for a variety of reasons, including: (1) historical lack of homeowner interest in PV, (2) lack of program awareness, (3) reduced appeal in a low-interest-rate environment, and (4) a tendency for early PV adopters to be wealthy, and not in need of financing. Although some of these barriers have begun to fade--most notably, homeowner interest in PV has grown in some states, particularly those that offer solar rebates--the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) introduced one additional roadblock to the success of low-interest PV loan programs: a residential solar investment tax credit (ITC), subject to the Federal government's 'anti-double-dipping' rules. Specifically, the residential solar ITC--equal to 30% of the system's tax basis, capped at $2000--will be reduced or offset if the system also benefits from what is known as 'subsidized energy financing', which is likely to include most government-sponsored low-interest loan programs. Within this context, it has been interesting to note the recent flurry of announcements from several U.S cities concerning a new type of PV financing program. Led by the City of Berkeley, California, these cities propose to offer their residents the ability to finance the installation of a PV system using increased property tax assessments, rather than a more-traditional credit vehicle, to recover both system and administrative costs. As discussed in more detail later, this seemingly innovative approach has a number of features that should appeal to PV owners, including: long-term, fixed-cost, attractive financing; loans that are tied to the tax capacity of the property rather than to the owner's credit standing; a repayment obligation that transfers along with the sale of the property; and a potential ability to deduct the repayment obligation from Federal taxable income, as part of the local property tax deduction. For these reasons, Berkeley's program--which was first announced on October 23, 2007--has received considerable nationwide attention in both the trade and general press. Since the announcement, cities from throughout California and the broader U.S. have expressed keen interest in the possibility of replicating this type of program. In California alone, the cities of Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, and Palm Desert are all reportedly considering similar programs, while the city of San Francisco has recently announced its own program, portions of which closely parallel Berkeley's approach. Berkeley's Proposed PV Program In addition, a bill (AB 811) that would authorize all cities (not just 'charter cities' like Berkeley) in California to create this type of program was approved by the California General Assembly on January 29, 2008 and passed on to the State Senate for consideration. That local governments from across California and the broader US are so genuinely excited about the prospect of supporting the installation of residential PV in their communities through this type of program is no doubt an interesting development. Given, however, the potential for such programs to negatively interact with the residential solar ITC, it is important to evaluate the financial attractiveness of this specific type of loan program, particularly in advance of any broader state- or nation-wide 'rollout'. This case study presents such an evaluation. Because Berkeley appears to have the most-well-developed proposa

Bolinger, Mark A; Bolinger, Mark

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the 1998 American Solar Energy Society annual conference  

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The 91 papers in these proceedings are arranged under the following topical sections: Renewable energy in Latin America; PV research and development; PV systems and applications; PV array performance; Wind energy; Grid connection and net metering; PV utility issues; Rural and remote electrification; Concentrators and thermal power; Solar water heating systems; Solar water heating programs and evaluation; New concepts in collectors; Water treatment and distillation; Cooling and refrigeration; Cooking and drying; Solar chemistry and alternative fuels; Transportation; Measureme