Solar PV on the Distribution Grid:

Smart Integrated Solutions of Distributed Generation based on Solar PV, Energy Storage Devices and Active Demand Management

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 764452

12 partners

6 countries

The Project

iDistributedPV is an international project funded by the European Union under the H2020 programme. It started in 1 September 2017 and the duration will be 30 months. It is being developed by a European consortium composed of twelve partners from six European countries: Spain, Germany, Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Italy. The project coordinator is APPA (Solar PV Industry Association)  from Spain.

iDistributedPV´s aim is developing affordable integrated solutions to enhance the penetration of distributed solar PV (e.g. households/larger buildings/park areas) based on the effective integration of solar PV equipment, energy storage, monitoring and controlling strategies and procedures, active demand management, smart technologies and the integration of procedures in the power distribution system according to market criteria.

The project will develop the concept of “prosumer”, a player that consumes and produces electricity in his facilities, using solar PV and energy storage equipment, and smart technologies that allow to carry out active demand management.


  • Generator
  • Consumer
  • Storage

The most promising solutions will be validated in five different European real distribution grids, considering different climatic, regulatory and technical frameworks. Based on the developed solutions, their costs (investment and operative costs) and the revenues due to the sale of electricity and/or the reduction of cost of electricity supply, business and management models for ndistributed solar PV will be proposed.

Work Packages

Ethics requirements

Smart Management of Distributed generation based on solar PV and energy storage devices: solutions development

Analyze, compare and identify most promising integrated solutions based on the assessment methodology and the selected KPIs

Guidelines for the future massive integration of solar PV in distribution grids



Project coordination


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