Special Issue "Emerging Photovoltaic Technology in Northern Europe"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 April 2021.
Interests: power engineering; renewable energy; solar power; photovoltaic power systems; disruption of electrical energy system
In modern photovoltaic systems, there is an increasing need to improve overall system efficiency and performance as a weather-dependent and highly variable power generation. Photovoltaic systems must meet, and even exceed, ever-increasing power grid connection requirements in order to support grid stability and ensure quality of electricity. In addition, future photovoltaic systems must be able to maintain the stability of the power grid and even initiate the power systems, at least microgrids. Due to the erosion of system installation costs, photovoltaic investments are following the exponential growth curve also in Northern European conditions, and there is a need to remove technical and nontechnical barriers to the large-scale integration of solar photovoltaic power into the power systems, distribution networks, and electricity markets. Photovoltaic systems must also be adapted to local radiation conditions and electrical system needs with minimal maintenance costs. Detection of internal faults in photovoltaic systems and reduction of energy losses, for example, due to soiling or partial shading, is essential.
This Special Issue has the objective of collecting recent original research results on modeling the operation of photovoltaic systems in Northern European conditions with the aim of maximizing output power, improving integration into power systems and distribution networks, and ensuring continuity of electricity service.
Prof. Dr. Seppo Valkealahti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Photovoltaic systems
- Grid integration
- Fault detection
- Degradation detection
- PV in Northern Europe
- Electricity markets
- Modeling of PV system
- Weather dependence
- PV in electricity systems