European consortium highlights competitiveness of PV


The PV PARITY Project examined PV grid parity in residential, commerical and utility scale segments. The project consortium developed national competitiveness roadmaps for each segment in the target countries. The results show that grid parity is already "starting to be achieved" in Germany, Southern Italy, Netherlands and Spain this year. In the next two years, Northern Italy, Portugal and Austria should follow suit. Thereafter the other countries in Europe.

The different parameters that influence grid parity were analysed, such as competitiveness in residential and commercial/industrial segments which depend of other parameters like the retail electricity prices, system prices, cost of financing and the rate of self-consumption of electricity of each user.

For the residential segment, the dates when grid parity can be achieved vary widely between different target countries. This is due to irradiation differences, maturity of the exsiting PV markets and the retail electricity prices. Additionally PV investment as well as grid and life-cycle analysis will be examined.

The PV PARITY project is a joint effort of the following partners:

Popular content

  • Coordinator: WIP – Renewable Energies, Germany
  • European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
  • Vienna University of Technology (TUW), Austria
  • Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
  • Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • ECN, Netherlands
  • IDAE, Spain
  • Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE), Italy
  • Stiftung Umweltenergierecht, Germany
  • ENEL Green Power, Italy
  • EDF Energies Nouvelles, France

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact:


Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.