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Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

In November, the UK Government published an updated version of its Electricity Generation Costs analysis. This is a rigorous assessment of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for a very wide range of generation options, forecasted for 2020 and 2025. ...

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DNV GL Releases 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

DNV GL Releases 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Our recently released second edition of the PV Module Reliability Scorecard, reports on the reliability performance of 19 PV module manufacturers. This free report is downloadable here for those interested in PV module performance. The Scorecard c ...

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Voltage Support for Photovoltaics in Jordan

Voltage Support for Photovoltaics in Jordan

One of the main challenges faced by electric utilities in Jordan is to determine how intermittent renewable resources (IRR) such as Photovoltaics (PVs), should contribute to the reliable operation of the electric grid. The increasing penetration o ...

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Bending the Rules: Spinning reserve requirements and distributed energy resources

Bending the Rules: Spinning reserve requirements and distributed energy resources

Many utilities are experiencing a rapid development of PV generation on the distribution system. This movement is particularly prominent in islands, with the Hawaiian islands at the forefront, soon to be followed by the Caribbean. The impact of distr ...

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Solar and Snow: Unlikely allies on the energy landscape?

Solar and Snow: Unlikely allies on the energy landscape?

  Prior to 2008, predicting photovoltaic (PV) system energy loss due to snow was a rare topic. The most significant markets for PV were in understandably sunny and warm climates, and no analytical models were available in the literature t ...

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PV effects on distribution systems

PV effects on distribution systems

Distributed generation (DG) is being implemented across the nation’s electric grid in ever-expanding ways. During the last few years alone, we have seen major increases in grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) DG. Nearly 1 GW of installed PV capacity is ...

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