Storage requirements for PV power ramp-rate control

Marcos Álvarez, Javier, Storkël, O., Marroyo, Luis, García Solano, Miguel and Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo (2014). Storage requirements for PV power ramp-rate control. "Solar Energy", v. 99 ; pp. 28-35. ISSN 0038-092X.


Title: Storage requirements for PV power ramp-rate control
  • Marcos Álvarez, Javier
  • Storkël, O.
  • Marroyo, Luis
  • García Solano, Miguel
  • Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy
Date: 2014
ISSN: 0038-092X
Volume: 99
Freetext Keywords: Grid-connected PV plants; Power fluctuations smoothing; Ramp-rate control; Energy storage sizing
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Short-term variability in the power generated by large grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) plants can negatively affect power quality and the network reliability. New grid-codes require combining the PV generator with some form of energy storage technology in order to reduce short-term PV power fluctuation. This paper proposes an effective method in order to calculate, for any PV plant size and maximum allowable ramp-rate, the maximum power and the minimum energy storage requirements alike. The general validity of this method is corroborated with extensive simulation exercises performed with real 5-s one year data of 500 kW inverters at the 38.5 MW Amaraleja (Portugal) PV plant and two other PV plants located in Navarra (Spain), at a distance of more than 660 km from Amaraleja.

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PhotoVoltaic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation

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Item ID: 35585
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DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2013.10.037
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jun 2015 16:41
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 11:29
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