A 4-year research project with over 12 million euro in grant value from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, TRUST-PV will improve the performance and reliability of solar power plants. To do so, the project will support the development of O&M-friendly and grid-friendly solar PV components and solutions in large portfolios of distributed and utility scale PV. The TRUST-PV innovations will be tested and demonstrated from fab to field, with all data gathered along the value chain flowing into a decision support system platform that uses AI and is based on and beyond Industry 4.0 concepts. The project is industry driven, gathering 20 organisations from across the entire solar PV value chain. SolarPower Europe is in charge of communicating and distributing project results to the sector as well as supporting other partners with planning and new business models.
RES Simplify is a three-year project funded by the European Commission aiming to simplify and improve the administrative and grid connection procedures for renewable energy projects. The scope of this study covers the practical implementation of the articles 15, 16 and 17 of the Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) in the 27 EU Member States. The results of the project will guide the next steps of the European Commission, in particular in relation to the monitoring and possible revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. As a consortium member, SolarPower Europe represents the solar industry and closely involves its members in this project.