ENTSO-E and SolarPower Europe release a joint report on increasing Solar Generation while maintaining system stability even in Solar Eclipses
‘Solar Eclipse: the successful stress test of Europe’s Power Grid’
On the day of the Summer package ENTSO-E and SolarPower Europe are launching their common report ‘Solar Eclipse: the successful stress test of Europe’s Power Grid.’
Solar eclipses occur all the time, all over the globe. In the traditional generation mix with fossil fuels, they were not a big deal for power system operators. This changed with the increasing share of solar generation. An eclipse is like an ‘off’ button for solar, taking huge amounts out of the system, within seconds. For power systems that need to have every second in perfect balance, as power moves at the speed of light, very high variations in solar generation that take place during an eclipse are indeed a challenge. ….