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Energy System Basics and Distribution Integration Video Series

Learn the essential facts on energy systems and integrating distributed resources onto the grid in these videos.

These videos are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.

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Energy System Basics Videos

Hosted by Dr. Ravel Ammerman, this six-part video series covers the key facts about the electricity grid.

Part 1: Electricity Grid Overview

Part 2: Electricity Grid: Traditional Generation Technologies

Part 3: Electricity Grid: Transmission Systems

Part 4: Electricity Grid: Substation Overview

Part 5: Electricity Grid: Distribution System Overview

Part 6: Electricity Grid: Renewable Energy Resources

Distribution Integration Videos

Hosted by members of NREL's Energy Systems Integration research team, these lectures cover various topics related to integrating renewablesparticularly solar photovoltaic (PV) technologiesonto the distribution grid.

Solar Energy Technologies

PV Integration Case Studies

Integrating Photovoltaic Systems onto Secondary Network Distribution Systems

Standards and Codes for U.S. Photovoltaic System Installation

Network-Optimal Control of Photovoltaics on Distribution Systems

Self-Organizing Power Electronics and Low-Inertia Power Systems