This study addresses the task of identifying optimum locations for solar and wind power plants so that the wind-plussolar power generation meets certain conditions of efficiency and stability, thus allowing to overcome the downside that the natural variability of these renewable resources represents. The method was based on a simulated annealing algorithm and applied over the Iberian Peninsula, a region whose commitment to renewable energy is growing relatively fast. Obtained results are encouraging since a number of different sensitivity experiments support the spatio-temporal complementarity between solar and wind power, at least at the monthly time-scale, in this region. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Jerez, S., Trigo, R. M., Sarsa, A., Lorente-Plazas, R., Pozo-Vázquez, D., & Montávez, J. P. (2013). Spatio-temporal complementarity between solar and wind power in the Iberian Peninsula. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 40, pp. 48–57). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.08.007