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Comparison of solar radiation and PV generation variability with system dispersion in the UK

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posted on 21.02.2017, 10:40 authored by Diane Palmer, Elena Koumpli, Tom BettsTom Betts, Ralph Gottschalg
This paper investigates how number and location of solar installations may reduce aggregate irradiance variability and therefore lessen the overall impact of PV on grid distribution. The current distribution of UK solar farms is analysed. It was found that variability is linked to site clustering and nearness to coast. The UK solar farm fleet currently comprises a range of system sizes which, when viewed in en masse, reduces variation in PV generation.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Proceedings 12th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference, 2016

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PALMER, D. ...et al., 2016. Comparison of solar radiation and PV generation variability with system dispersion in the UK. IN: Hutchins, M., Treharne, R. and Cole, A. (eds.) 12th Photovoltaic Science, Application and Technology Conference C98 (PVSAT-12), University of Liverpool, 6-8th April, pp. 89-92.

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2016

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This is a conference paper.

ISBN

0904963829

Language

en

Location

Liverpool

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