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Mitigating the Detrimental Impacts of Solar PV Penetration on Electric Power Transmission Systems


Abstract At present, almost 70% of the electric energy in the United States is produced utilizing fossil fuels. Combustion of fossil fuels contributes CO2 to the atmosphere, potentially exacerbating the impact on global warming. To make the electric power system (EPS) more sustainable for the future, there has been an emphasis on scaling up generation of electric energy from wind and solar resources. These resources are renewable in nature and have pollution free operation. Various states in the US have set up different goals for achieving certain amount of electrical energy to be produced from renewable resources. The Southwestern region of the United States receives significant solar radiation throughout the year. High solar radiation makes concen... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Prakash, Nitin (Author) / Heydt, Gerald T. (Advisor) / Vittal, Vijay (Advisor) / Ayyanar, Raja (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Energy / Distributed generation / Photovoltaics / Power / Renewable / Solar
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 91 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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