Inexpensive, Firm PV Without Conventional Backup – The Role of Supply Shaping Through Curtailment

Free Webinar

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 9:00am–10:00am PST / 12:00pm–13:00pm EST / 6:00pm–7:00pm CET | Webinar Language: English

Conventional wisdom suggests that PV output curtailment is something that should be avoided at all costs. However, new research reveals that curtailment, coupled with strategic oversizing of generation assets, can help PV achieve high levels of penetration at minimal cost.

In this webinar, Clean Power Research shows a novel approach for the economical delivery of firm renewable power without the need for conventional generation. This is accomplished by leveraging the significant reductions in the cost of renewables to shape supply. Complementary and synergistic solutions such as geographic dispersion, optimally-sized storage and demand-side management will also be discussed.

During the webinar participants can submit their questions to get them answered by the experts in the live Q&A. In addition, both the recording and the speakers' presentations are made available to all registrants after the webinar.

Our Guest

Dr. Marc J R Perez, Senior Researcher, Clean Power Research

Marc is a senior researcher at Clean Power Research in Napa, California. His research focuses on the supply and demand-side strategies that facilitate the integration of renewables at low costs and determining global PV potential using remote sensing data.

Marc received a Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and Egleston Doctoral Scholar. His dissertation examined the lowest environmental and economic cost solutions to solar resource intermittency.

Marc has worked in the solar energy field for over a decade and has published research in scientific journals on topics such as geopolitical and technical issues surrounding intercontinental-scale solar PV deployment, assessing rooftop PV potential in developing countries, and least-cost solutions for overcoming variability and achieving widespread solar deployment.