PV 4.0

EU FESR PV 4.0 - Use of Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things logic in the photovoltaic sector

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PV 4.0
  • Project duration: December 2018 - December 2021
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee
  • Funding:
    FESR (EU funding / Project)
  • Total project budget: €537,950.45

Photovoltaics is gradually becoming the cheapest source of electricity in most of the world. This is made possible by access to low-cost capital and lower investment costs for photovoltaic systems. On the other hand, since the operating and maintenance costs of photovoltaic systems are part of the percentage of investment costs, many Operation and Maintenance (O&M) companies are working with increasingly narrow margins in an increasingly competitive market. 

Reduced costs and tight margins often have a negative impact on the overall quality of a PV project. Performance evaluation and the search for reliability along the entire value chain thus take on a new dimension and require the development of innovative methodologies and solutions. The objective of this project is to develop a technological system for the management of the activities of O&M companies according to the principles of industry 4.0, in order to optimize the decision-making process, thus minimizing time and operating cost.

Publications
Fault Detection in Operation and Maintenance of PV Systems
Louwen A (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition | online | 6.9.2021 - 10.9.2021

A Decision Support System for Cost-Effective Operation and Maintenance of PV Plants
Gallmetzer S (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition | online | 6.9.2021 - 10.9.2021

5DO.3.6 PV4.0: Combining Asset Management, PV Measurement Data and the Cost Priority Number Method in a Digital Infrastructure for PV Plant O&M
Louwen A, Koester L, Lindig S, Astigarraga A, Moser D (2020)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition EUPVSEC | Online | 7.9.2020 - 11.9.2020

More information: https://www.eupvsec-planner.com/presentations/c49330/pv40_co ...

https://doi.org/10.4229/EUPVSEC20202020-5DO.3.6

Imputation of Missing Values in Irradiance Datasets
Louwen A, Lindig S, Moser D (2020)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition EUPVSEC | Online | 7.9.2020 - 11.9.2020

More information: https://www.eupvsec-proceedings.com/proceedings?advanced[tit ...

4CO.4.2 Development of Daylight Photoluminescence Technique for Photovoltaic Modules and Investigation of Temperature Dependency
Koester L, Astigarraga A, Lindig S, Moser D (2020)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition EUPVSEC | Online | 7.9.2020 - 11.9.2020

More information: https://www.eupvsec-planner.com/presentations/c49051/develop ...

https://doi.org/10.4229/EUPVSEC20202020-4CO.4.2

Outdoor PV System Monitoring—Input Data Quality, Data Imputation and Filtering Approaches
Lindig S, Louwen A, Moser D, Topic M (2020)
Journal article
Energies

More information: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/19/5099

https://doi.org/10.3390/en13195099

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/14873

Partner
Saidea s.r.l.
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The project aims to provide a software, called PV4.0 that can interface with as many commercial monitoring software as possible, or developed internally by an O&M company. Since it is a software for managing information generated by other sources, it does not require the modification or replacement of the existing monitoring program in the company and allows you to connect the different sources, display them quickly and easily and analyze them intelligently in order to generate indications on the actions to be taken.

The three-year project PV 4.0 started in February 2019 and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FESR) under the call 2018 - Priority axis 1 "Research and Innovation" and investment priority 1a. Total project budget € 537,950.45. Public funds up to a maximum amount of € 433,260.85

Eurac Research - FESR (50%) 138.113,23 €, - state funds (35%) 96.679,26 €, - provincial funds (15%) 41.433,96 €.

Saidea Srl - FESR (50%) 78.517,20 €, - state funds (35%) 54.962,04 €, - provincial funds (15%) 23.555,16 €.

Specific objectives:

  • Create a shared and categorized data infrastructure.
  • Develop a BIM-inspired system for 3D visualization of PV systems.
  • Developing PV4.0 hardware
  • Develop models, algorithms and large data backends for PV4.0
  • Develop PV4.0 software

Scientific Output

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Contact

David Moser

Project managerT 726 550 1740 93+ude.carue@resom.divad

Ilaria Alberti

Project assistantT 656 550 1740 93+ude.carue@itrebla.airali

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