Results & Publications
September 2014 - PV GRID Final Project Report
PV GRID's Final project report is a comprehensive document that contains the main outcomes of the PV GRID project and summarizes all results, achievements and future recommendations towards a large-scale integration of PV in Europe.
September 2014 - PV Grid Advisory Paper - Full version
The PV GRID European Advisory Paper aims at providing an overview of the issues and barriers that, at both European and national levels, need to be addressed in order to enhance the distribution grid capacity for PV and other distributed generation. In light of the identified technical solutions, a systematic framework for barrier analysis relating to their application has been created. Furthermore, a set of recommendations aiming at overcoming these issues and allowing for the implementation of the identified solutions has been proposed.
January 2014 - PV Grid Advisory Paper - Short version
The short version of the European Advisory paper:
- Presents an overview of the technical solutions identified in PV GRID as being the most promising in terms of increasing the grid hosting capacity of PV in the distribution grid and requiring immediate attention in terms of addressing them within the regulatory framework
- Describes current cross cutting challenges and provides recommendations at European and/or national levels
- Discusses specific barriers impacting the implementation of the identified technical solutions and provides recommendations at European and/or national levels.
June 2013 - Prioritization of technical solutions available for the integration of PV into the distribution grid
The document offers a prioritized review of all technical solutions available on network, consumer and PV system side in order to enhance the distribution grid's hosting capacity and operation efficiency. Furthermore a list of most wanted technical solutions is defined at European level, by involving the expertise of distribution grid operators (DSOs), PV associations and other stakeholders.
July 2013 - Initial Project Report
PV GRID's initial project report shows the following first results, one year after the start of this 30 months-action, based on two main axis of work:
- Redesigning and extending its research activity on administrative requirements and grid connection rules for PV system development in 16 European countries. The results of this updated research is available through an online database freely accessible. A summary of the situation in each of the 16 countries is presented in the report.
- Discussing about solutions to enhance PV hosting capacity in distribution grids in order to identify and prioritise these solutions. The initial report presents a list of solutions with a prioritisation in the main focus countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Spain), per voltage level (low or medium). Later in 2013 a report providing results from the discussions undertaken among experts, DSOs, PV associations and regulators will be published.