EU H2020 TRUST-PV: Increase Friendly Integration of Reliable PV plants considering different market segments

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  • Project status: ongoing
  • Funding:
    Competitive Industries (Horizon 2020 /EU funding /Project)
  • Total project budget: €12,984,222.00
  • Website: will be available in the next months

TRUST-PV will demonstrate increase in performance and reliability of PV components (e.g. module O&M friendly design, inverter enabled O&M solutions, aftermarket coatings, extended testing beyond standard) and PV systems (e.g. more accurate yield assessment, data-driven mitigation measures from monitoring and advanced field inspection, reliability of novel system concepts such as floating PV) in large portfolios of distributed and/or utility scale PV. The TRUST-PV results will be tested and demonstrated from fab to field and all data gathered along the value chain will flow into a decision support system platform with enhanced decision-making using AI. 

The innovation at component level in TRUST-PV will be driven by the needs of stakeholders operating in a later stage of a PV project, i.e. Asset managers, EPC and O&M operators. TRUST-PV PV modules will thus become O&M friendly and inverter will enable rapid and cost-effective field inspection. 

The innovation at system level will fully exploit the digitalisation of the PV sector by linking 3D design with BIM concepts, developing more accurate models for yield assessments, and closing the gap between performance and failure detection through monitoring and field inspection. The innovation at the point of connection is based on the deployment of tailored strategies for the residential sector (better observability of performance with cost-effective monitoring solution, use of storage to enable renewable energy communities) and the utility sector (e.g. combination of advanced forecasting with storage and regulation through power plant controllers) with the final aim of improving the hosting capacity and increase stability. The TRUST-PV decision support system platform will take the PV sector from the current state of the art human based decision making to enhanced decision making using AI. We will take the PV sector to the 5th Industrial revolution by reinforcing AI algorithms with the invaluable human field experience. Finally, in TRUST-PV we envision a path of circular economy which enhances disposed components/material recovery for further use in the industry, to support progressive steps of plant repowering, aimed at increasing their production and lifetime without requiring additional land.

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Best practices for photovoltaic performance loss rate calculations
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Trust PV - Performance and Reliability of Solar Power Plants
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Conference: Intersolar Europe | Munich | 10.5.2022 - 13.5.2022

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Conference: SDEWES 2022 - Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems | Paphos | 6.11.2022 - 10.11.2022

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Conference: WCPEC-8 | Milan | 26.9.2022 - 30.9.2022

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

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Quality Assurance of the Photovoltaic Power Plants Installation Stage - a Complementary Strategy Based of Photoluminescence and Steady-State Thermography
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Conference: 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition | online | 6.9.2021 - 10.9.2021

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