PV Parity – How to support different photovoltaic applications in the achievement of competitiveness and beyond


The PV Parity project (started in June 2011 and ended in November 2013) aimed to contribute to the achievement of further photovoltaic penetration in the EU electricity market, and the attainment of PV competitiveness at the lowest possible price for the community.

During the project, the PV Parity consortium has defined the steps necessary to ensure the competitiveness of PV in Europe and to define the relevance of PV electricity imports from MENA countries in the European wholesale electricity market.

This was done by the identification of:

  • A clear definition for PV competitiveness
  • Roadmaps towards PV competitiveness in Europe
  • The relevance of PV electricity imports from MENA countries to Europe
  • External costs and benefits related to electricity generation from PV
  • Policies for the further support of PV in Europe and in MENA countries.

The 11 target countries analyzed in the project were Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The PV Parity project final report is available HERE.