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Legal, Technical and Operational Feedback - PV System with Storage for Self-Consumption
N. Lebert, B. Gaiddon, J. Buffiere, F. Lagut, S. Fraisse
PV Systems and Storage – Modelling, Design, Operation and Performance
Subtopic: Storage
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5CV.3.52
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
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This article presents the legal and technical feedback from the building of a PV system with storage in France, as well as an analysis of its operational results and an analysis of its benefits for the owner and the community. For the last ten years, France has encouraged the creation of small to medium sized PV systems with feed-in tariffs, where all the PV production is injected to the grid and sold to an electricity supplier. But today, people are more and more eager to consume what is locally produced, and this trend has finally caught the photovoltaic market, where the word “self-consumption” is a standard now. The overall growth of self-consumption in PV systems was so fast, that no studies have been performed to analyse the legal and technical context in France, nor the benefits for the owner and the community. The objective of this study is to remediate this, by building a commercial sized PV system with storage in order to: - identify the constraints faced during the project, - analyse the operation of the system to compare it to the expected results provided by the manufacturers, - evaluate the benefits of such systems for the owner and the community, - calculate the economy of the project taking everything into account (set-up complexity, mistakes, administrative costs, battery measured efficiency…). Results presented have been generated within the EC funded FP7-City-Zen project, with a PV system with storage built in Grenoble.