Intersolar Webinar

Inexpensive, Firm PV Without Conventional Backup: The Role of Supply Shaping Through Curtailment

Conventional wisdom suggests that PV output curtailment is something that should be avoided at all costs. However, new research reveals that curtailment, coupled with strategic oversizing of generation assets, can help PV achieve high levels of penetration at minimal cost.
In this webinar, Clean Power Research shows a novel approach for the economical delivery of firm renewable power without the need for conventional generation. This is accomplished by leveraging the significant reductions in the cost of renewables to shape supply. Complementary and synergistic solutions such as geographic dispersion, optimally-sized storage and demand-side management will also be discussed.

Date February 26th, 2019
Time 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 6:00pm CET
Duration ca. 60 minutes
Fee Free of charge - limited participation
Speaker Dr. Marc J R Perez, Senior Researcher, Clean Power Research
Moderator Jim Callihan, Solar Promotion International



Dr. Marc J R Perez, Senior Researcher, Clean Power Research

Marc is a senior researcher at Clean Power Research in Napa, California. His research focuses on the supply and demand-side strategies that facilitate the integration of renewables at low costs and determining global PV potential using remote sensing data.

Marc received a Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and Egleston Doctoral Scholar. His dissertation examined the lowest environmental and economic cost solutions to solar resource intermittency.

Marc has worked in the solar energy field for over a decade and has published research in scientific journals on topics such as geopolitical and technical issues surrounding intercontinental-scale solar PV deployment, assessing rooftop PV potential in developing countries, and least-cost solutions for overcoming variability and achieving widespread solar deployment.