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Title: NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids

Abstract

Learn how NREL is partnering with SolarCity to study how to better integrate rooftop solar onto the grid. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) to analyze high-penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) on NREL’s campus. Results to date have been so promising that HECO has more than doubled the amount of rooftop solar it allows on its grid, showing utilities across the country that distributed solar is not a liability for reliability—and can even be an asset.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1192891
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR TECHNOLOGY; SOLAR; POWER; ROOFTOP; ESIF; SOLARCITY; HECO; SMART INVERTER; VOLTAGE; ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION; ENERGY

Citation Formats

Hannegan, Bryan, Hanley, Ryan, and Symko-Davies, Martha. NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Hannegan, Bryan, Hanley, Ryan, & Symko-Davies, Martha. NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids. United States.
Hannegan, Bryan, Hanley, Ryan, and Symko-Davies, Martha. Wed . "NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1192891.
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title = {NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids},
author = {Hannegan, Bryan and Hanley, Ryan and Symko-Davies, Martha},
abstractNote = {Learn how NREL is partnering with SolarCity to study how to better integrate rooftop solar onto the grid. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) to analyze high-penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) on NREL’s campus. Results to date have been so promising that HECO has more than doubled the amount of rooftop solar it allows on its grid, showing utilities across the country that distributed solar is not a liability for reliability—and can even be an asset.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {6}
}

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