Advanced Control Techniques of Photovoltaic Systems of Distributed Generation to favor their integration into the Power Grid
ref. ENE2008-06841-C02-01/ALT
National public
Initial date: 2008-01-01
Final date: 2010-12-31
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The optimization of the generation, distribution and use of electricity from renewable energy sources requires a major effort in investigating new concepts of electric power networks, in which all agents involved in the processing of energy must submit new features and systems to ensure a high level of efficiency, power quality and reliability for the resulting electrical system. These grids of the future is internationally known as "Smart Networks" and shall consist of multiple distributed generators, with extensive presence of renewable energy sources, and based on the widespread use of new applications of electronic processing power, as well as the of information technology and communications (ICT).

As a particular case, future photovoltaic (PV) systems for distributed generation, must have new advanced features that enable them to manage, smart, anything related to their interaction with the grid, as well as the efficient processing power and to managing primary source VF.

The project aims FOTOINTEGRA electrical systems with distributed generation widespread use of PV generators. In this project the interaction between the PV generator and the grid is studied with the aim of designing advanced control techniques to improve the stability and overall reliability of distributed generation PV system, increasing the quality and continuity of electricity supply and consequently will promote greater integration of PV generators in existing power grids.


Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

Jose Ignacio Candela

PhD. Senior Researcher. Project Responsible



Journal paper

Conference paper


Partnership centers

Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) - BarcelonaTech