Authors: Paul Denholm, Josh Eichman and Robert Margolis
Publisher: U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The decreasing costs of both PV and energy storage technologies have raised interest in the creation of combined “PV plus storage” power plants. In this study, we examine the tradeoffs among various PV plus storage configurations and discuss an approach to quantify the impact of configuration on system net value.
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