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Supporting Development of Photovoltaics in the EU New Member States Network (PV-NMS-NET)

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PV-NMS-NET is a network of 12 organisations aimed at promoting solar electricity in the EU New Member States (NMS). The specific aims of the action were: to develop a methodology to monitor and evaluate the impact of the measures adopted by the NMS in PV; to contribute to transparency, reliability and cohesion of legal framework conditions of PV development and implementation; to raise awareness about PV among decision makers, regulators and utilities in NMS to integrate PV into their economies; to give an input to the national RES Action Plan as regards PV, in line with the RES directive. The activities of the project included: the establishing of a methodology of PV data gathering, the gathering of updated information on the status of PV in NMS; yearly reports on PV activities and status; final full report on status of PV in NMS; specific campaigns, based on the experiences of other countries with a developed PV market, addressing decision makers at national level, in government and administration as well as in national utilities and regulation authorities; dissemination activities on the national and European level.


  • 1.The action provided inputs for the preparation of national RE Action Plans as regards photovoltaics, in line with the EU legislation (e.g. the new RES Framework directive)
  • 2. Yearly report "Status on Photovoltaics in EU NMS" 2008, 2009 and 2010 (2000 copies each)targeted at potential investors and decision makers. These reports contain important information about the development of PV in new Member States in a given year.
  • 3. Status of PV in the EU-New Member States 2011 4.Brochure on the support for the market introduction of PV 5. Report on problems on the interface between PV generator and grid operators and national recommendations
  • 6. 14 national workshops and an international workshop at Intersolar Europe 2011
  • 7. Position paper on the strategy of PV development in the EU NMS 2020 and beyond

Lessons learned

  • 1. Need for long term dissemination and promotion activities 2. Problems on interface between PV generators and grid operators are often due to a lack of knowledge 3. The best way to gather data on PV installed power is a special agency where all producers have to register to obtain feed-in tariffs or green certificates 4. Gathering information on the status of PV development and support policies at national level can be difficult in NMS as sometimes legislation does not include PV systems
  • Last update 21.08.2012

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Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska)
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Dr. Stanislaw M. Pietruszko
0048 022 234 7782


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01/10/2008 to 30/09/2011
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