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Photovoltaic module with integrated power conversion and interconnection system

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 503123

  • Start date

    1 November 2004

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 402 323

  • EU contribution

    € 4 399 813

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FÜR SOLARE ENERGIEVERSORGUNGSTECHNIK VEREIN AN DER UNIVERSITÄT KASSEL E.V.

Germany

Objective

Photovoltaic (PV) modules with integrated inverters have been the topic of intense research so far because of their many advantages. In spite of this breakthrough of this technology has not been achieved so far. The reasons for this are:
- No fully integrated approach with module and inverter manufacturers so far.
- No high volume production of power electronics.
- No application of highly integrated electronics.
- Available power electronic components were not suitable for the high requirements.

The main aim of this project is a significant cost reduction of the electricity generated by grid connected PV systems. The work will mainly focus on the development and demonstration of PV modules with integrated inverters. To make an optimum use of the resources combined in this project other issues of grid connected PV systems will be addressed, too.

Coordinator

INSTITUT FÜR SOLARE ENERGIEVERSORGUNGSTECHNIK VEREIN AN DER UNIVERSITÄT KASSEL E.V.

Address

KÖNigstor 59
Kassel

Germany

Participants (15)

DELTA

Germany

ECOFYS B.V.

Netherlands

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

HELIODOMI S.A.

Greece

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

LAFARGE ROOFING BENELUX

Netherlands

MVV ENERGIE AG

Germany

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

NN

Germany

PHILIPS LIGHTING B.V.

Netherlands

STECA GMBH

Germany

WUERTH SOLAR GMBH & CO . KG

Germany

WUERTH SOLAR GMBH & CO.KG

Germany

ZENTRUM FÜR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

Germany

ÖSTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGS- UND PRÜFZENTRUM ARSENAL GMBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 503123

  • Start date

    1 November 2004

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 402 323

  • EU contribution

    € 4 399 813

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FÜR SOLARE ENERGIEVERSORGUNGSTECHNIK VEREIN AN DER UNIVERSITÄT KASSEL E.V.

Germany