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Title: Costs of Upgrading Electric Distribution Grids to Integrate Increasing Solar PV Penetrations

Abstract

The nation surpassed 1 million distributed PV systems in 2016 - installed primarily on the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings - and rapid growth has continued. At the end of 2017, 16.2 giga watts (GW) of distributed PV was installed in the United States. Although distributed PV still provides a small fraction of the total U.S. electricity supply, its contribution to some utility systems has become large very quickly - highlighting the increasing need to develop strategies that maximize PV's benefits to distribution grids while minimizing grid-integration costs.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1462940
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A20-71861
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; photovoltaic; PV; distribution; grid integration costs; techno-economic analysis; cost analysis

Citation Formats

. Costs of Upgrading Electric Distribution Grids to Integrate Increasing Solar PV Penetrations. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
. Costs of Upgrading Electric Distribution Grids to Integrate Increasing Solar PV Penetrations. United States.
. Tue . "Costs of Upgrading Electric Distribution Grids to Integrate Increasing Solar PV Penetrations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1462940.
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abstractNote = {The nation surpassed 1 million distributed PV systems in 2016 - installed primarily on the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings - and rapid growth has continued. At the end of 2017, 16.2 giga watts (GW) of distributed PV was installed in the United States. Although distributed PV still provides a small fraction of the total U.S. electricity supply, its contribution to some utility systems has become large very quickly - highlighting the increasing need to develop strategies that maximize PV's benefits to distribution grids while minimizing grid-integration costs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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