Renewable Energy

Solar farms

Customer challenge

Solar photovoltaic (PV) farms are intermittent or non-dispatchable sources of electricity which inherently possess characteristics such as variability, stability and non-synchronous generation. Such PV generated power characteristics are caused by numerous factors that include but are not limited to; availability of solar radiations only during the day time, weather conditions, seasons etc. For instance, with high midday PV generation can lead to over-generation which may result into the curtailment of the energy due to transmission constraints and/or possibilities of power system destabilization. In addition to these challenges, solar farms may also be a source of various power quality problems such as harmonic distortions


  • Capacity firming
  • Output smoothing
  • Frequency regulations
  • Voltage regulations
  • Demand response
  • Congestion management
  • Grid code compliance

Customer benefits

The key benefits of improving power quality in Renewable energy include:

  • More profitable solar photovoltaic plant
  • Improved forecasting from the renewable energy sources
  • Minimizing curtailment of the energy
  • Enabling energy arbitrage
  • Defer investments for upgrade of transmission and distribution grids
  • Compliance with other demanding grid code criteria
  • Enhanced grid stability with increased integration of solar generation

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