PVCROPS (PhotoVoltaic Cost Reduction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation) is a 6-million-euros funded pan-European, three year project involving 12 organisations across 7 EU member states.
PVCROPS is 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.