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DNV GL White Paper on Successful Utility Integration of Solar Power – Harnessing the Opportunities Document No.: EAA-WP-10 Date: 08 November 2016 Issue: A; Status: Final


Table of contents ABSTRACT ..................................................................................................................................... 3 1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................... 4 2 CHALLENGES OF DISTRIBUTED PV AND TYPICAL SOLUTIONS ............................................................ 4 3 BENEFITS OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION ..................................................................................... 18 4 COMBINING TECHNOLOGIES ....................................................................................................... 22 5 CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................ 23 6 REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................. 24

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ABSTRACT As the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry continues its expansion, with lower costs and increased output, more and more utilities are addressing the impacts of integrating these generators onto their transmission and distribution systems. A number of technical challenges arise as penetrations of solar power increase, but at the same time there are benefits in terms of increased efficiency, reliability, and capital cost deferrals – particularly due to the proliferation of generation on the distribution system. This paper describes DNV GL’s experience through our work with several utilities around the globe (including the Caribbean) on identification and quantification of these challenges and opportunities.

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Successful utility integration of solar power  

DNV GL White Paper Introduction on Successful Utility Integration of Solar Power - Harnessing the Opportunities

Successful utility integration of solar power  

DNV GL White Paper Introduction on Successful Utility Integration of Solar Power - Harnessing the Opportunities