Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy and Regulatory Considerations

This paper specifies the goals of power resiliency and explains the reasons that most distributed PV systems as installed today are technically incapable of providing consumer power during a grid outage. It presents the basics of designing distributed PV systems for resiliency, including the use of energy storage, hybrid fuel-use and microgrids. The paper concludes with policy and regulatory considerations for encouraging the use of these distributed system designs.

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