Evaluation of the reliability of solar micro-grids in emerging markets – Issues and solutions

Sini Numminen*, Peter D. Lund

*Tämän työn vastaava kirjoittaja

Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

5 Sitaatiot (Scopus)
63 Lataukset (Pure)

Abstrakti

One of the most important technical features of a power system is its ability to deliver electricity reliably to the customers. Based on interviews with 12 energy service companies (ESCO) currently operating solar micro-grids in northern rural India, this study identified important factors related to technical design, customer behaviour and operations and management (O&M) that may result in contingencies in service. In addition, the study presents companies' innovative solutions to overcome these problems. Initially, the interview method allowed only a rough qualitative comparison of different reliability levels as the availability of comparable data was limited. We found that a more descriptive method for reliability assessment would create equally valuable information on renewable off-grid energy projects. We propose a simple framework for assessing reliability that highlights the particular features of off-grid areas in developing countries.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut34-42
Sivumäärä9
JulkaisuENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Vuosikerta48
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 helmikuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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