MSc degree project presentation by Daniel Mittel and Max Wither
A study of photovoltaics and of combining solar power with an existing wind power plant
The viability of integrating solar power with an already running wind power plant is examined in this work. The study, conducted in cooperation with Eolus, takes place in Anneberg, Sweden, home to three wind turbines with a combined capacity of 10.8 MW. Utilizing an existing grid infrastructure could lower the expenses for a new solar development considering that connecting power plants to the grid though new infrastructure can be fairly expensive. Six different PV cases were studied and evaluated based on their profitability. The performance and profitability for the different solar cases were evaluated using simulations results based on the site’s historic weather data. Various different ratios of solar power when integrated to the wind power plant were simulated in an attempt to find an ideal ratio. In the simulations, the wind power took precedence, meaning that all the curtailed solar power was considered as losses. The results were compared to the profitability of the PV systems should they instead act as a standalone, grid connected system with the same power capacity.
Supervisors: Jörgen Svensson (IEA), Andreas Möser (Eolus)
Examiner: Olof Samuelsson (IEA)
Tid: 2023-01-27 14:00 till 15:00
jorgen [dot] svensson [at] iea [dot] lth [dot] se