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Memorias de investigación
Proyecto de I+D+i:
PVCROPS: PhotoVoltaic Cost r?duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation
Áreas de investigación
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 penetration.
Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
Comisión Europea
Nacionalidad Entidad
Tamaño de la entidad
Fecha concesión
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Participante: Jose Manuel Carrillo Salinas (UPM)
  • Participante: Jonathan Leloux . (UPM)
  • Participante: Antonio-P.Eduardo Lorenzo Pigueiras (UPM)
  • Participante: Oscar Perpiñan Lamigueiro (UPM)
  • Participante: Federico Javier Muñoz Cano (UPM)
  • Participante: Francisco Martinez Moreno (UPM)
  • Participante: Rodrigo Moreton Villagra (UPM)
  • Participante: Ernesto Gómez-Luengo Carrobles (UPM)
  • Director: Luis Narvarte Fernandez (UPM)
  • Participante: Aitor Makibar Puente (UPM)
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