03 Mar '12, 5pm

Solar Power Plants Can Stabilize the Grid | Planetsave: When faced with the option of electricity from renewable...

Solar Power Plants Can Stabilize the Grid | Planetsave: When faced with the option of electricity from renewable...

“All technologies that produce power irregularly are a burden on the grid. With new central inverters, power plants with a capacity of 4 to 8 megawatts can help keep the regional grid stable. For the past year, we have been using inverters that even provide reactive power at night, which provides us with completely new ways of stabilizing the grid. “Utility-scale solar can do the job. A solar farm with hundreds of megawatts can produce enough reactive power to offset the grid-stabilizing effect of a nuclear plant. Germany is currently talking about the cost of solar, but instead of focusing on reducing feed-in tariffs for solar, PV arrays should be required to help stabilize the grid. Ground-mounted arrays larger than 30 megawatts should be required to provide reactive power regardless of how much they are producing at the time. And only then should they receive the full t...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/03/03/solar-power-plants-can-s...

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