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PV and wind power - Complementary technologies

 
: Gerlach, A.-K.; Stetter, D.; Schmid, J.; Breyer, C.

International Solar Energy Society -ISES-:
30th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2011. Vol.3 : Kassel, Germany, 28 August - 2 September 2011
Red Hook, NY: Curran, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-618-39364-7
pp.1972-1978
Solar World Congress (SWC) <30, 2011, Kassel>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IWES ()

Abstract
PV and wind power are the major renewable power technologies in most regions on earth. Depending on the interaction of solar and wind resources, PV and wind power industry become competitors or allies. Time resolved geospatial data of global horizontal irradiation (GHI) and wind speeds are used to simulate the power feed-in of PV and wind power plants on every region of a 1°x1° mesh of latitude and longitude between 65°N and 65°S. An overlap of PV and wind power full load hours has been defined and identified as ranging between 5% and 25% of total PV and wind power feed-in. Critical full load hours have been defined and discussed. Energy losses that would appear if the grid was dimensioned only for one power plant of PV or wind, do not exceed 9% of total feed-in but are mainly around 3%-4%. Thus the two major renewable power technologies are characterized by complementing each other.

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