PV Electricity Network Integration

The aim of this work package is to start a dialogue between the PV industry and utilities. Under discussion will be the integration of PV in the network and to find a balance between centralised and decentralised generation, keeping in mind grid stability and system control. So far utilities often took a very critical attitude towards renewable energy sources in general and as well towards PV.
Therefore it will be essential to start a constructive dialogue how the integration of PV into the European electricity supply can be managed in a win-win-situation for all parties. Within this work package especially the contribution of solar electricity to the peak power supply, the role of solar electricity in marketing campaigns and technical regulations for PV grid-connection will be analysed. To bring together the PV sector and European utilities a final workshop will be organised on the occasion of an upcoming European PV conference and exhibition.