On Impact of Randomly Distributed PV Systems on Distribution Networks
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© 2016 IEEE. In 2014, the capacity additions of PV systems in the world (and in USA) recorded unprecedented growth, seeing more than 1 GW of PV in new installations. During that time, prices of residential PV systems have declined from over $3.80/Wp to below $3.50/Wp (dollars/Watts of peak capacity), which also represents the largest decline over any of the market segments. Small-scale and decentralized renewable distributed generation (DG) systems are going to be increasingly dispersed into urban distribution networks. The goals of this paper are to propose some tools for analysis of the impact of randomly dispersed residential PV systems from the perspective of energy, especially regarding peak power, electricity generation costs, and emissions.
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