LAPSE:2018.1167
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LAPSE:2018.1167
Variability Characteristics of European Wind and Solar Power Resources—A Review
Ingeborg Graabak, Magnus Korpås
November 28, 2018
This paper reviews the most recent and relevant research into the variability characteristics of wind and solar power resources in Europe. The background for this study is that wind and solar resources will probably constitute major components of the future European power system. Such resources are variable, and EU plans to balance the variability with more grids and demand response. Thus, planning for the future power system requires an in-depth understanding of the variability. Resource variability is a multi-faceted concept best described using a range of distinct characteristics, and this review is structured on the basis of seven of these: Distribution Long-Term (hours to years), Distribution Short-Term (less than one hour), Step Changes, Autocorrelation, Spatial Correlation, Cross Correlation and Predictable Patterns. The review presents simulations and empirical results related to resource variability for each of these characteristics. Results to date reveal that the variability characteristics of the future power system is limited understood. This study recommends the development of a scheme for greater systematic assessment of variability. Such a scheme will contribute to the understanding of the impacts of variability and will make it possible to compare alternative power production portfolios and impacts of grid expansions, demand response and storage technologies.
Keywords
solar power production, the future power production in Europe, variable renewable energy, wind power production
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Graabak I, Korpås M. Variability Characteristics of European Wind and Solar Power Resources—A Review. (2018). LAPSE:2018.1167
Author Affiliations
Graabak I: Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim N-7034, Norway
Korpås M: Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim N-7034, Norway
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Energies
Volume
9
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6
Article Number
E449
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2016
Publication Date
2016-06-20
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1996-1073
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