Solar fleet modeling part 3: Balancing the variability of PV

Written by Ben Norris


In our previous two posts, we described how to incorporate PV diversity (diversity in both design configuration and geography) in fleet-level modeling, and how to generate high frequency fleet power data with 60-second temporal resolution. In this post, we will … Continued

Planning for solar part 2: High frequency data

Written by Morgan Putnam


Our previous post discussed how to produce solar PV production profiles for fleets of PV systems. In it we highlighted the importance of including both system diversity (tilt, orientation, shading, etc.), and geographical diversity (system locations and relative proximity) when … Continued

Planning for solar part 1: Solar fleet modeling

Written by Ben Norris


With the proliferation of grid-connected solar—whether from a few large, utility-scale systems, or from thousands of small, behind-the-meter systems—utilities are grappling with integration of these distributed, variable power generation resources. Over the next three blog posts, we will share some … Continued

Intersolar North America 2014: The year of O&M and bankability

Written by Mark Liffmann


I often hear complaints that solar tradeshows aren’t offering much that is new and exciting—but I beg to differ. Every year I see trends emerging—trends that are often overlooked until months after the show. Intersolar North America was no exception. This … Continued