Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, The Hague, Lisbon, London Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sofia, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, 30 January 2014 – The Europe-wide PV GRID consortium has released today a consultation document containing key recommendations for the adoption of technical solutions to ease the integration of photovoltaics (PV) into the distribution grid. Over the next three months, fifteen national workshops will take place throughout Europe presenting and discussing the project’s findings.
Since May 2012, the PV GRID project consortium has been working on identifying and prioritising technical solutions to increase the PV hosting capacity of distribution grids. Following a detailed barrier analysis, regulatory and normative recommendations to facilitate the adoption of these solutions are now presented in a European advisory paper.
About PV GRID:
The overall goal of the PV GRID Project is to help reduce the barriers that are delaying or complicating large-scale integration of PV systems on electricity distribution infrastructures across Europe. This goal will be achieved by analysing the barriers, the solutions and by formulating regulatory and normative recommendations. PV GRID started in May 2012 and will conclude in October 2014. PV GRID follows the PV LEGAL project, completed in February 2012.
The PV GRID project is a joint effort of the following project partners:
- Coordinator: German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar)
- European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
- Eclareon Management Consultants (Germany)
- Fourteen national PV industry associations: UNEF (Spain), APESF (Portugal), assoRinnovabili (Italy), BPVA
- (Bulgaria), CZEPHO (Czech Republic), ENERPLAN (France), HELAPCO (Greece), Holland Solar (The Netherlands), PTPV (Poland), PV Austria (Austria), EDORA (Belgium), SvenskSolenergi (Sweden), SAPI (Slovakia), STA (United Kingdom).
- DERlab (European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories) (Germany)
- Two Distribution System Operators: ENEL Distribuzione (Italy), RWE Deutschland (Germany)
- The Comillas Pontifical University (Spain)