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Title:
 
PV vs. Seasonal Load Curve: Adaptation via a Shift of Holiday Period
 
Author(s):
 
S. Krauter
 
Keywords:
 
Appliances and Loads, Education and Training, Demand Side
 
Topic:
 
PV - A MAJOR ELECTRICITY SOURCE
Subtopic: PV in the Electricity Markets
Event: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.4.15
 
Pages:
 
3135 - 3136
ISBN: 3-936338-39-6
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20152015-7DV.4.15
 
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0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): paper
 

Abstract/Summary:


PV will play a major role in the global renewable energy portfolio. However, PV generation profile often does not match with the consumption profile, in particular under moderate climate conditions: In these regions, consumption is highest during the winter period, while PV generation is highest during the summer period. This mismatch is even more pronounced by the present working and holiday behavior: A considerable part of the population leaves for holiday during the summer period and thus additionally reducing consumption in a market with energy overproduction, thus causing additional costs for electricity system management. Usually, inefficient and costly technical measures are under consideration to overcome that problem: Seasonal storage for PV power or even PV curtailment. This paper shows the shift of the holiday season as a new, effective and non-technical load-shifting measure: Fast implementation, low costs, additional benefits (such as less infrastructure costs: less office heating, less healthcare costs, more bicycles instead of cars & public transport., thus reducing CO2 emissions).