PV GRID is a project funded by the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy for Europe programme. It will run from May 2012 until October 2014 and its aim is to contribute to overcoming the bureaucratic barriers to large-scale integration of Photovoltaic (PV) power into the electricity Distribution Systems (DS) across Europe.

PV GRID is a continuation of the PV LEGAL project, which ran from July 2009 until February 2012 and produced a comprehensive database of administrative barriers to PV deployment across Europea, as well as policy recommendations for overcoming them.


  • Help reduce the barriers to large-scale integration of PV systems in electricity distribution infrastructures across Europe. This goal will be achieved by analysing current barriers and available technical solutions, and by finally formulating regulatory and normative recommendations;
  • Update and maintain the database created by the PV LEGAL project, illustrating the administrative processes necessary for installing, connecting to the grid and operating a PV system in the 16 participating countries;
  • Ease the administrative requirements for installing, connecting to the grid and operating a PV system across Europe;
  • Favour knowledge transfer among EU Member States thanks to the European outreach of the PV GRID participants and to the targeted dissemination actions that will be put in place during the project


The following 16 EU countries are involved in the project:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom 

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Expected Outcomes

  • Reduction of regulatory and normative barriers to large-scale integration of PV and other intermittent RES-e generation technologies into the distribution grid
  • Improvement of national administrative frameworks for developing PV installations in the 16 addressed EU countries consisting in reduced barriers and more efficient administrative procedures

>> More information about the partners, the data and the results can be found on the project website: www.pvgrid.eu

>> The initial report can be found here