Evaluation of the Photovoltaic System Installation Impact to an Electric Power Grid. Part 1: Simulation of photovoltaic generation by applying a meteorological model


  • Juan Ernesto Wyss Porras Gifu University and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
  • Sususmu Shimada National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Renewable Energy Research Center
  • Jun Yoshino Gifu University, Graduate School of Engineering
  • Tomonao Kobayashi Gifu University




WRF, meteorological model, solar irradiance, PV map, tilted plane.


The impact of the installation of a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) system to the electric power grid management is analyzed numerically in this series of works. In this part 1, the solar irradiance at the target country, Guatemala, is evaluated with a weather forecasting model, and PV energy potential is estimated. From the computed potential distribution, the appropriate area for installation of a large-scale PV system is selected. This area is where the solar irradiance is large and the energy consumption regions are close by. The optimal tilted angle of the PV panels is proposed as well from the PV output simulation. The time series data of the PV output is also evaluated in this part, and it will be applied to the analysis of the impact of the PV installation to the electric power grid management in the following part of this series of works.


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Biografia do Autor

Juan Ernesto Wyss Porras, Gifu University and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

Graduate School of Engineering. Enviromental and Renewable Energy Systems Division. Natural Energy Laboratory. Doctoral Course Student 3rd Year. BS in Civil Engineering, Masters degree in Economics and Business Administration at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Masters degree in Environmental and Renewable Energy Systems and Doctoral Course Student at Gifu University. Antigua Guatemala [Sacatepéquez] Guatemala.

Sususmu Shimada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Renewable Energy Research Center

Dr. Shimada is a currently a research scientist at AIST in Japan. He got his Phd. degree at Kobe University in 2011. His research is now focused on wind and solar resource assessments using numerical meteorological models.

Jun Yoshino, Gifu University, Graduate School of Engineering

2001-2004, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.

2004, Awarded the degree of Doctor of Science in meteorology for a thesis entitled “Numerical Study on Extratropical Transition of Typhoon at the Mid-latitude Baroclinic Zone”.

2012-, Associate Professor , Graduate School of Engineering, Gifu University.

Tomonao Kobayashi, Gifu University

Professor at Gifu University. Environmental and Renewable Energy Systems. Research field: Applied Meteorology and Ocean Engineering. Especially the application of weather forecasting to renewable energy


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Como Citar

Porras, J. E. W., Shimada, S., Yoshino, J., & Kobayashi, T. (2015). Evaluation of the Photovoltaic System Installation Impact to an Electric Power Grid. Part 1: Simulation of photovoltaic generation by applying a meteorological model. Labor E Engenho, 9(4), 90–102. https://doi.org/10.20396/lobore.v9i4.8641639