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Photovoltaic power potential on Gotland: A comparison with load, wind power and power export possibilities
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish Island of Gotland provides an interesting case of how renewable energy technologies can be combined and integrated into the electricity system. The study simulates the load, wind power production and PV power production to estimate the PV power potential for existing buildings on Gotland. The theoretical PV power potential on Gotland is calculated to be 667 MW. The PV power potential is split between 28% for dwelling buildings, 9% for multi-dwelling buildings, 7% for industry and 56% for other buildings. The current limit for wind power on Gotland is 195 MW. With the installed capacity of 194 MW wind power, an additional of 22 MW of PV power is possible to integrate without increasing the hours of overload on the power cable. With the prospected submarine power cable, a total of 529 MW PV power is possible to integrate with the existing 194 MW of wind power.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 52 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 302
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, Gotland, Photovoltaic, Solar Panels, Wind Power, Potential, Load
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295997DiVA: diva2:935762
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2016-06-02, Hambergsalen, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 11:30 (English)
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-12 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved

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