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Ahmed Nada on #Solar Electricity: Contributing to Grid Stability

Solar Electricity: Contributing to Grid Stability Posted 26 March 2015 12:38 PM by First Solar Grid stability is a topic that many countries and regions new to utility-scale solar have questions and concerns about. Most electrical grids were designed and built on the principal of a centralized energy system, with large power plants transmitting electricity across great distances. The variability of solar power plants and other renewable energy sources can pose a challenge. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) task force has defined six requirements for generation that support grid stability by controlling the output of a plant and giving grid operators the ability to monitor, track and react to changes in grid frequency, while also providing a failsafe to prevent faults. These requirements are considered a global benchmark, and First Solar’s utility-s...

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