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Title: Solar Power and the Electric Grid, Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet)

Abstract

In today's electricity generation system, different resources make different contributions to the electricity grid. This fact sheet illustrates the roles of distributed and centralized renewable energy technologies, particularly solar power, and how they will contribute to the future electricity system. The advantages of a diversified mix of power generation systems are highlighted.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
975379
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A2-45653
TRN: US1002831
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY ANALYSIS; POWER GENERATION; SOLAR; PHOTOVOLTAICS; PV; ELECTRIC GRID; ROOFTOP SOLAR; TRANSMISSION; SOLAR POWER; DISTRIBUTION; CENTRALIZED GENERATION; DISTRIBUTED GENERATION; ROOFTOP PV; BASE LOAD; PEAK LOAD; CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER; NATURAL GAS; COAL; NUCLEAR; SMART GRID; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; STRATEGIC ENERGY ANALYSIS CENTER; SEAC; Energy Analysis; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

. Solar Power and the Electric Grid, Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet). United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/975379.
. Solar Power and the Electric Grid, Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/975379
. Mon . "Solar Power and the Electric Grid, Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/975379. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/975379.
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