-- These projects are inactive --
Through the Plug-and-Play Photovoltaics program, DOE will advance the development of a commercial plug-and-play photovoltaic (PV) system, an off-the-shelf product that is fully inclusive with little need for individual customization.
Homeowners can install the new plug-and-play PV system without special training or tools. The homeowner simply plugs the system into a PV-ready circuit, and an automatic PV discovery process initiates communication between the system and the utility. These projects will help drive innovations to fundamentally change the design and installation of residential PV systems, reducing costs for homeowners and simplifying installations and grid connectivity.
On December 7, 2012, DOE announced funding for the following Systems Integration projects:
- Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems: Plug and Play Solar PV for American Homes
- North Carolina State University: Development of an Innovative Plug and Play Photovoltaic Electric System