Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-1099-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-1099-2021
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09 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2021

Climate change impacts on solar power generation and its spatial variability in Europe based on CMIP6

Xinyuan Hou, Martin Wild, Doris Folini, Stelios Kazadzis, and Jan Wohland

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Solar photovoltaics (PV) matters for the carbon neutrality goal. We use climate scenarios to quantify climate risk for PV in Europe and find higher PV potential. The seasonal cycle of PV generation changes in most places. We find an increase in the spatial correlations of daily PV production, implying that PV power balancing through redistribution will be more difficult in the future. Thus, changes in the spatiotemporal structure of PV generation should be included in power system design.
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