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This is a presentation of the report on the 42 kW photovoltaic power plant directly connected to the low voltage grid in Mahón (Minorca) and built in order to study the interconnection of this type of plate with the electric grid, especially at the end of lines where there are variations in voltage at peak hours. The plant was set up at the Colegio de Formación Profesional Pascual Calbó. The field of photovoltaic panels is assembled on a purpose-built uralite roof and the inverter is set up in the electronics department. This department participated in the monitoring of the plant. The plant functioned correctly during the two years in which it was monitored (1993 and 1994), no problems being detected in the connection with the low voltage grid. Economically, the cost of the electrical power produced is not competitive with other traditional methods of generation, or with simply expanding the present grid in order to avoid the end of line problem referred to earlier. Despite this, the ease with which plants of this size can be incorporated into the grid and their ability to function autonomously makes it easy to envisage more of these plants being set up should State aid be forthcoming.

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Authors: GAS Y ELECTRICIDAD (GESA), Gas y Electricidad SA (GESA), Palma de Mallorca (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16709 ES/EN (1996) 103pp,. FS, ECU 11.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5990-3
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