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Next Generation Photovoltaics Lecture Series: Renewable Energy: Alternatives No More

May 30, 2017

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics

The Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program, will host a webinar as a part of the Next Generation Photovoltaics Lecture Series, titled “Renewable Energy: Alternatives No More,” at 4:00 p.m. Central on May 30, 2017.

The webinar will be posted on the Next Generation Photovoltaics website just before the webinar.  

Bethany Frew, an Energy Analyst in the Forecasting & Modeling Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present the lecture.

The lecture is part of the Next Generation Photovolatics series.


Advances in technology, reduction in costs, and improvements in how to plan and operate a highly renewable power system have enabled variable generation (VG) resources to become mainstays of a clean, reliable, and affordable grid. But are there limits to these services and, more generally, limits to how much VG we can put on the grid? This talk will cover the basics of the electric grid, tools and methods for analyzing the impacts of integrating VG resources into the grid, and a discussion on ways to mitigate challenges introduced by high penetrations of VG.