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Instituto de Energia Solar
Univ Politecnica de Madrid Carretera de Valencia km. 7
Madrid 28031

No. of Employees: 29
Phone: 34-91-336-72-28


PVCROPS (PhotoVoltaic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation) is a €6 million funded pan-European, three year project involving 12 organisations across 7 EU member states. PVCROPS aims to improve Solar Photovoltaic (PV) penetration within electricity networks throughout each of the life stages of Building Integrated PV (BIPV) systems and Ground-Based PV plants.For a full description of the areas currently being addressed by PVCROPS and to learn more about this exciting project, visit Further Information:To learn more about the PVCROPS Side Event or to discuss commercial opportunities available through the project, please contact Stephen Davis on + 353 1 402 7144 or email

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

An ambitious acronym for a Research project which aims to

  • Improve the performance, reliability and lifetime of PV systems: 9% increase of the performance ratio.
  • Reduce their cost: 30% reduction of PV energy cost, down to 0.07€/kWh for PV plants in Southern Europe and 0.14€/kWh for residential PV in mid-latitude Europe.
  • Enhance their integration into the electrical grid: a penetration rate of 30%, by predicting PV power fluctuations, and mitigating them by new power management and storage technologies.

Funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, PV Crops will produce results targeting the PV industry including 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 on the biggest PV plant in the world planned in Morocco.

36 months, 6 million €, 12 partners, 7 countries, under the coordination of the Instituto de Energía Solar of the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.