The Fraunhofer USA CSE Plug and Play PV systems project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Fraunhofer USA CSE demonstrated the technical feasibility of Plug and Play PV system installation and commissioning of a prototype.
Fraunhofer USA CSE is also developing a Plug and Play PV system industry standard that will specify how these systems interface with utilities, jurisdictions, and the homeowner, but will allow flexibility in other aspects of Plug and Play PV system implementation – making Plug and Play PV systems a framework for low-cost solar while allowing solar system manufacturers and consumers to identify the most attractive solutions.
Currently, various aspects of Fraunhofer USA CSE’s Plug and Play PV technologies are being implemented at manufacturers, software vendors, and utilities. Further participation and licensing opportunities exist.
This project is funded by the US Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative as part of a larger DOE investment aimed at developing technology solutions that reduce the “soft” costs of residential solar PV systems.