Digitalisation is essential to enabling the massive deployment of photovoltaics in the energy system. Indeed, the decentralised nature of PV creates opportunities, for example by enabling individuals to become active contributors to the transition. It also creates significant challenges for the design and operation of the power system. To keep operation and transaction costs in checks, novel, PV-specific methods need to be more scalable, robust, and automatically replicable than what has been used for more centralised generators.
The "Digital PV systems and grid" working group focuses on these challenges. It addresses in particular:
The digitalisation and energy nexus, partiulary PV powering (from PPA to real time PV supply for instance) and the right sizing digitalisation for energy impact
Digitalisation of the grid: key elements linked to cybersecurity, notably regarding regulatory framework
The Interaction of data and the grid: forecasting, observability needs (integration into electricity market and contribution of PV to ancillary services)
The objective of the working group work is to define use cases and research needs. Its work combines inputs from practitioners with assessments of the state of the art (scientific literature, patent landscaping, gap analysis) to define roadmaps and propose research themes. The working group provides networking opportunities among technical and market experts.
How to apply
If you are interested in becoming an Expert of the Digital PV Systems and Grid Working Group, please send us,
Applications must be sent to the ETIP PV Secretariat via email (email@example.com) by 30 November 2022
More about ETIP PV
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) is a continuation of the European PV Technology Platform (EU PVTP) and the Solar European Industry Initiative (SEII) in a single platform under the new SET Plan governance. The ETIP PV’s mission is in line with the Energy Union and the SET Plan priorities with focus on “Renewable technologies at the heart of the new energy system” and Europe to become “number 1 in renewables”. ETIP PV gathers all the relevant stakeholders of the PV sector, with arrangements for cooperative discussions with member states (MS), associated countries (AC), and the Commission services. Its main role is to provide consensus-based strategic advice on all issues relevant to progressing research and innovation (R&I) efforts.
The ETIP PV is a non exclusive grouping of people. ETIP PV members share ETIP PV’s Vision as defined in its Terms of Reference and possess a skill or experience that enables ETIP PV to pursue its Mission, also as defined herein.