When & where
In order to develop the optimal policy for the effective integration of photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS), the StoRES project will be testing smart solutions in 5 islands and rural areas.
The project involves regions facing specific needs and challenges: islands with isolated networks, almost 100% fossil-fuel dependency and increasing energy demand; rural areas exhibiting weaker networks, possibly greater energy needs, and higher environmental impact.As a result, pilot installations areas include Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal.
The objective of the pilots are to achieve a high PV penetration in the energy mix of each area, while solving all market/technical/grid/tariff issues without compromising grid stability or security of supply.
The demonstration sites with existing PV systems (3-5 kWp) and smart meters feature:
- Local weather forecasts for solar power generation prediction
- Control for all compliance household devices
- Maintain on-grid connectivity during system frequenct disturbance incidents
- Time of Use tarrifs
The project will run from 1st November 2016 until 30th of April 2019.