Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Smart Grid
A number of factors contribute to increase in renewable energy production in the world. These factors include
rapidly declining costs of energy associated with renewable energy sources, regulatory and policy obligations and incentives
and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce additional pollution from traditionally used fossil fuel-based power
generation. However, there are many issues that are associated with renewable energy sources. To overcome these issues, an
efficient energy system needs to be deployed. This is where Smart grid technology comes in the picture. This paper discusses
how Smart grid technology can be integrated with renewable energy sources to overcome the issues associated with these
sources so that these sources can be used more efficiently and with more reliability and control.
Keywords - Renewable energy, photovoltaics, energy generation mechanisms, wind energy, smart grids.