Metamorphosis of Power Distribution: System Services from Photovoltaics

Amidst growing concerns regarding the capacity of the grid to support large scale integration of renewables, Meta PV is a first step towards a reliable solution for PV integration. More PV, with advanced control systems, can be a source of more stability. This is what Meta PV is demonstrating for the first time out of the lab and in the real world, on both a technical and financial level.Preliminary research and laboratory results have already shown that new PV systems can contribute to supporting the grid by providing active power control, facilitating energy management and enabling adaptation to islanding operation.The active grid support from PV will be demonstrated at two sites: a residential/urban area of 128 households with 4 kW each, and an industrial zone of 31 PV systems with 200 kW, both in the Belgian province of Limburg.

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University of Ljubljana

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AIT-129653

AIT-129300

AIT-129299

AIT-129315