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Masterclass on Design, Engineering & Construction of Utility Scale RE + Storage Projects
8th August 2020 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm IST
A new wave of renewable energy emerges with hybrid wind, solar, and storage Projects. Due to the fact that solar and wind power is intermittent and unpredictable in nature, higher penetration of their types in existing power system could cause and create high technical challenges especially to weak grids or stand-alone systems without proper and enough storage capacity. By integrating the two renewable resources into an optimum combination, the impact of the variable nature of solar and wind resources can be partially resolved and the overall system becomes more reliable and economical to run.New projects combining wind, solar, and energy storage at a single site are emerging as a major trend in the global transition to renewable energy. Many projects hope to achieve 24/7 renewable energy output, using the complimentary generation profiles of solar and wind. Wind power is typically most productive during the night and solar only produces during the day, combining both resources with energy storage allows project developers to maximize the revenue generation from a given amount of land and grid interconnection.These hybrid plants are designed to act as a single supply of clean megawatt-hours, with average capacity factors far higher than individual solar or wind plants. However, to achieve these goals, sites need adequate wind and solar resources, enough land, and available transmission capacity. While those three conditions will not exist everywhere, the growing number of new projects is demonstrating the viability of this model.This Masterclass provides a comprehensive knowledge of challenges and opportunities / solutions of hybrid solar PV and wind energy integration systems. Voltage and frequency fluctuation, and harmonics are major power quality issues for both grid-connected and stand-alone systems with bigger impact in case of weak grid. This can be resolved to a large extent by having proper design, project planning and good optimization of the hybrid systems along with appropriate engineering and operational practice.