Solar Photovoltaic Energy and Pumped Hydro Storage System Coupling in Southern Countries

de Andrade Furtado, G.C., Amarante Mesquita, A.L., & Hunt, J. ORCID: (2021). Solar Photovoltaic Energy and Pumped Hydro Storage System Coupling in Southern Countries. In: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier. 10.1016/B978-0-12-819723-3.00130-X.

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This chapter reviews the coupling of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation with pumped hydro energy storage power (PHES) plants in Southern countries, particularly on African countries and Brazil projects. The complementary between PV and hydraulic power plants (HPP) as a hybrid energy generation and storage systems are analyzed through the reviewed studies. In Africa some proposed new hybrid renewable are presented. In Brazil the projects with floating PV panels are analyzed in view of the large potential for this application. Finally, a hybrid PV-PHES plant using the civil structures of an existing lock canal from the Tucuruí power plant is discussed in detail. This project represents an interesting application of a low-cost hybrid PV-PHES power plant.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa renewable project; Brazil renewable projects; Floating solar panels; Lock canal; Pumped hydro energy storage; Solar photovoltaic
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 14:50
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 14:50

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