Distributed Solar on the Grid: Key Opportunities and Challenges

Distributed, grid-connected photovoltaic (DGPV) systems pose a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Key technical and economic challenges related to DGPV integration are shaping how we plan, operate, regulate and even conceptualize the power system.

Panelists in the webinar provided a high-level overview of the USAID Distributed Generation Technical Assistance program, provided some context as to the prospective role of DGPV in developing countries and discussed the key economic and technical challenges/opportunities associated with DGPV programs. Presentations were followed by a discussion of key strategies that can mitigate integration costs and help balance the benefits of DGPV among consumers and electric utilities.

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