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

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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1192891
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
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