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PhotoVoltaic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation

Objective

PV CROPS addresses 3 key objectives of the call topic:
1) Improvement of performance, reliability and lifetime
2) Cost reduction of PV systems
3) Better integration of PV into grid
The 2 first objectives lead to a lower Levelized Cost of Energy, LCoE. So, the main objectives of PV CROPS are:
1- Reduction of 30% of the LCoE of PV to achieve 0.14-0.07 €/kWh by 2020 and 0.20–0.09 €/kWh by 2015 and an increase of 9% in the performance ratio of PV systems
2- Enhancement of the grid integration of PV by mitigating PV power fluctuations and integrating energy management and storage to allow 30% of PV penetration by 2020
The objectives are attained through 5 fields of work.
1) Robust modelling, advanced simulation and design optimization: through an open source, simulation and design toolbox incorporating built-in learning tools
2) Prediction of system output with respect to solar resource, local weather and system behaviour: including prediction and mitigation of PV power fluctuations
3) Integration of energy management and storage strategies: using innovative batteries and allowing PV to participate in the secondary regulation of the grid.
4) Monitoring, real time follow-up and advanced diagnoses of performance: providing performance analyses including the detection of hidden problems reducing operational costs.
5) Hardware, software and contractual solutions for field and laboratory testing: developing kit solutions for the commissioning of PV plants and BIPV.
PV CROPS includes 19 results: technical documents, toolbox solutions, technology development, databases, training and spin-offs. The results will be validated on a wide set of EU PV systems, and in one of the biggest PV plants in EU and one of the biggest one in the world under project in Morocco.
The results will lead to the following quantified impacts:
30% LCoE reduction
9% Performance Ratio increase
Reduction of PV power fluctuations to less than 10% in 10 min to allow 30% of PV penetrati

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 942 258
Administrative Contact
Roberto Prieto (Mr.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSIDAD PUBLICA DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 421 616
Address
Campus De Arrosadia
31006 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Casado (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 353 780
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuel Collares-Pereira (Dr.)
CENTRAL LABORATORY OF SOLAR ENERGY& NEW ENERGY SOURCES OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 263 709
Address
Tzarigradsko Chaussee Blvd 72
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolay Tyutyundzhiev (Dr.)
INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 276 408
Address
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Conlon (Dr.)
Office National de l'Electricité
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 136 222
Address
Rue Othman Ben Affan 65
2000 Casablanca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abdelhaquim El Moussaoui (Dr.)
ACCIONA GENERACION RENOVABLE, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 349 700
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 5
31192 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iñigo Berazaluce (Dr.)
INGETEAM POWER TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 840
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia Edificio 106
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Gonzalez Senosiain (Dr.)
RTONE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 169 180
Address
Avenue Jean Moos, Zi Edouard Branly
69550 Amplepuis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrien Desportes (Mr.)
SUNSWITCH SA

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 154 752,40
Address
Avenue Jean Monnet 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jerome Kervyn (Mr.)
RENEWABLE ENERGY DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 226 180
Address
Clontarf Road 44-45
3 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Ward (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA PROMOTION DES ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 260 960
Address
Rue Fernand Bernier 15
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Gilly (Ms.)