| || || Photovoltaic power generation | Kiribati | Tarawa, Photovoltaic power systems | Kiribati | Tarawa.|
| || || Higher renewable energy penetration analysis of grid connected photo-voltaic systems in Tarawa, Kiribati and their implications on grid stability|
Author: Kumar, Sandip Ravi
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc. Engineering
Subject: Photovoltaic power generation | Kiribati | Tarawa, Photovoltaic power systems | Kiribati | Tarawa.
Call No.: Pac TK 1087 .K86 2016
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Kiribati relies almost entirely on imported fuels for its power generation and transportation requirements. Fuel imports constitute approximately 25% of the cost of all imports. Kiribati is also vulnerable to the impacts of Climate Change. To address these challenges, the country is striving to utilize more of solar energy for grid power due to its abundance on the island. However, this can be a technical challenge, especially due to a small grid and intermittent nature of the solar resource. The solar variability could pose a threat on the grid stability and reliability. In this work, a comprehensive analysis was carried out to investigate the impact of planned expansion of grid connected PV systems on the utility grid in Tarawa.