System Integration

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PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
With green hydrogen from renewables at the core of a number of decarbonisation strategies globally, the first large-scale projects face a number of challenges integrating into the energy system. Molly Lempriere explores the barriers to developing large-scale green hydrogen, the technologies easing interaction and the benefits of hydrogen for grid balancing and storage.
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Design & Build, PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
How Mytilineos overcame numerous hurdles to deliver one of Chile’s largest solar projects to date.
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PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
The proliferation of renewables and other distributed energy resources is pushing existing grid infrastructure to the limit, prompting renewed efforts to modernise. But with new hardware coming at such a high price, it’s imperative these investments get the biggest bang for their buck. Here, the US Interstate Renewable Energy Council establishes five key principles for grid modernisation.
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PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
As the proliferation of grid-scale renewables accelerates, capacity on national grids is diminishing just as quickly, leading to harder to find and ever-costlier connection agreements. Liam Stoker assesses some of the alternative options grid operators are exploring to extortionate grid upgrades.
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PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
Later this year, a new set of industry guidelines will for the first time codify a set of best practices for EPC contractors. Ahead of publication, members of Solar Power Europe’s O&M task force look at some of the critical areas of PV system integration where high-quality EPC work can most effectively influence a project’s lifetime performance.
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PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
A comprehensive understanding of the global performance and extra gain offered by a bifacial module remains an elusive goal for PV owners and EPCs due to variations arising from different design, manufacturing and testing methods. Vicente Parra, Ruperto J. Gómez, José C. Vázquez and Francisco Álvarez of Enertis review the main sources of variability and outstanding uncertainties that must be addressed as the industry seeks to define standard rules for reliably selecting, purchasing and deploying bifacial PV modules.
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Project Briefing, PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
On 10 April 2020, South Africa’s biggest solar PV complex to date sprang into operation as the final phase was completed. The timing was extremely fortunate, just a day ahead of the country’s government announcing a nationwide lockdown as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread worldwide.
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PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
Commissioning should be as integral to the installation of a PV plant as a pre-flight checklist is to an aeroplane journey. Sara Verbruggen reports on the latest tools and technologies being deployed to ensure a smooth commissioning process and a project that operates safely and optimally.
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Project Briefing, PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
In August 2019, a team at BayWa r.e. began construction of its 14.5MWp Sekdoornfloating solar project near the town of Zwolle in the Netherlands. Just eight weeks later, it was complete, 40,000 solar panels afloat on the former sandpit.
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PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
As the deployment of bifacial solar projects worldwide accelerates, so too is the industry’s understanding of how to design and build systems that play to the technology’s main strengths. Drawing on recent experiences in the field, Beth Copanas and James Willett from RES outline some of the technical lessons learned on realising bifacial’s full potential.

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