Eleven European research institutes have founded the European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab), an independent organization focused on the grid integration of distributed power generation. The association is based at the Institute for Solar Energy Supply Technology in Kassel, Germany.
The research institutes have been developing joint requirements and quality criteria for the interconnection and operation of distributed energy resources since the end of 2005. In addition, they prepare testing and certification methods, as well as develop standards for decentralized power generation.
By founding the association, the project partners say they have now sealed their further cooperation following the completion of their current six-year research project. The institutes will continue to jointly use the laboratory infrastructure and exchange research results, personnel and know-how.