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PV development through grid parity

PV PARITY aims at contributing to the achievement of further PV penetration in the EU electricity market and to the attainment of PV competitiveness at the lowest possible price for the community. The 30-month project, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Commission, started in June 2011 and ended in November 2013. PV PARITY is focusing its analysis on 11 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom.

The PV PARITY studies conclude that photovoltaics (PV) is increasingly evolving from an investors’ market to an energy-savings’ market. With PV providing an ever greater share of electricity, policies are needed to address challenges with upgrading grid infrastructures and revamping energy markets. With the right framework, renewable will continue to increase their presence in the European electricity mix, while maintaining the stability and reliability of the power system, at a minimal cost. This can be achieved by moving from pure feed-in-tariff driven markets towards more self-consumption based regulatory frameworks.

Read more about the PVParity policy recommendations on alterative support schemes towards the PV completion in the Greek market, based on the opinion of the Greek policy makers and market players.

Read the PVParity final report “How to support different photovoltaic applications in the achievement of competitiveness and beyond”.

To access the project's results go to: