Next to sophisticated simulations of technical, social, economic and ecological impacts, the investigation will include real-life testing of PV prosumers systems in the 8 target countries.
Improved PV-Prosumer Concepts
One aim of PVP4Grid is to classify, improve and test new concepts for current and future PV prosumers. This report defines the improved concepts with focus on the investment and operational phase of assets and in respect of technological components, namely distributed generation units (such as photovoltaic systems) and energy storage systems (e.g., batteries). Additionally, it defines the settings for concepts beyond single direct use. This includes the share of people living in an apartment, as well as the share of vehicles (and in future, electric vehicles).
Comparison of the greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of energy communities
In this research paper, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction potentials of electric vehicles, heat pumps, photovoltaic (PV) systems and batteries were determined in the eight countries of the project. Also, the difference between using prosuming electricity as a community (i.e. energy sharing) and prosuming it as an individual household was calculated.