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7 Author(s)
Roisin Duignan ; School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland ; Chris J. Dent ; Andrew Mills ; Nader Samaan
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Evaluating the capacity value of renewable energy sources can pose significant challenges due to their variable and uncertain nature. In this paper the capacity value of solar power is investigated. Solar capacity value metrics and their associated calculation methodologies are reviewed and several solar capacity studies are summarized. The differences between wind and solar power are examined, the economic importance of solar capacity value is discussed and other assessments and recommendations are presented.

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2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

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22-26 July 2012