SOLAR POWER PLANTS 4

SolarPower Plants

Threechallenges facing solar power plants and their solutions

1_PowerStorage

Power grids that store solar power have become more dynamic andcomplex than earlier times. Moreover, solar power infrastructures areaging and becoming costly to replace (Tudorache &amp Kreindler,2010). Thus, northern multi-megawatt solutions have solved powerstorage problems through demand charge reduction and peak shaving, aswell as supporting renewable energy sources attached to the grid. TheNRI`S system provides back-up power used in disaster recovery andblack start support solutions. Northern Reliability BES/DES systemsoffer customized affordable solution for frequency regulation(Japanese Space Systems, 2013).

2_dustand rain, snow, that would make it hard for it to work

Solarphotovoltaic cells only generate electricity when the rays of the sunare falling directly on them. Moreover, the average daily sunlight isaffected by seasonal factors and atmospheric conditions (Choi, 2014).Space solar power could be the solution to the problems since itgathers energy from sunlight and transmits it to the earthwirelessly. Space solar power provides large quantities of energy toall people with minimal impacts on the environment (Japanese SpaceSystems, 2013).

3_thespacing problem

SolarPV power plants require 7500 meters square of land per GWh (gigawatthour) per year, while nuclear power plants mining sites, and coalplants only take 1200 to 3200 meters square of land respectively.Space is very costly for solar PV power plants and not costeffective. The solution is space solar power systems (SPSS) which arealternative potential energy resource under the support of theministry of economy, industry, and trade. SPSS is technicallyfeasible and configured to contain large power transmission /generation panel that is suspended with multi-tether cables from thebus system above the panel. The (transmission) panel’s uppersurface is covered with solar cells. Attitude is alleviated by thegravity incline force in its tether arrangement (National SpaceSociety, 2016).

References

Choi,Y.(2014). A study on power generation analysis of the floating PVsystem considering environmental impact. InterationalJournal Of Software Engineering And Its Applications,1(8),75-84.

JapaneseSpace Systems. (2013). SSPS:Space solar power system. Retrievedfrom http://www.jspacesystems.or.jp/en_project_ssps/

NationalSpace Society.(2016). Spacesolar power.Retrieved from http://www.nss.org/settlement/ssp/

Tudorache,T.,&amp Kreindler, L. (2010). Design of a solar tracker system for PVpower plants. ActaPolytechnic Hungarica,1(7),1-17.