Solar Photovoltaic Power Intermittency and Implications on Power Systems
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have experienced a tremendous increase in installed capacity in the past decade. Although solar PV power is environmentally friendly and can be used to extend the life of fossil fuel reserves, it is of an intermittent nature. Through nine chapters, this book provides an understanding of solar PV systems’ power output intermittency and its impacts on power systems. The first part of the book highlights the source of the variability of both solar irradiation and PV systems’ output, while the second highlights the impact of factors such as temperature and dust on PV systems’ output variability through case studies. The third part highlights the impacts of PV systems’ output variability of the design and operation of power systems. This book will appeal to students, researchers, operators, engineers, designers, and policymakers working on solar PV or electric power systems design, planning, or operation.
Mohammed Albadi received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from Aachen University of Technology, Germany, in 2003 and his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2010. He is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has been featured among the top two percent of the world’s most influential researchers.
Abdullah Al-Badi received his MSc and PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology UK, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. He is currently Research Chair, Madayn for the Development of Industrial Estates and Free Zones, and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, USA, and Chair of its Oman Section. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports.
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