TRUST-PV

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

TRUST-PV
  • Project duration: August 2020 - August 2024
  • 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.

Partner
Delft University of Technology
Saidea s.r.l.
INNOSEA
PVCASE UAB
SOLAR MONKEY
ABOVE SURVEYING LTD
IMEC
SOLAR CENTURY HOLDINGS LIMITED
DSM Advanced Solar
TUV RHEINLAND ENERGY GMBH
BayWA.RE Italy
European Photovoltaic Industry Association
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
INACCESS NETWORKS S.A.
RAPTECH Srl
REUNIWATT
Enel Green Power
3E
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Project Team
1 - 1

Projects

1 - 10
Project

EU H2020 4RinEU

EU H2020 4RinEU - Robust and Reliable technology concepts and business models for triggering deep ...

Duration: September 2016 - July 2021Funding:
Competitive Industries (Horizon 2020 /EU funding /Project)

view all

Institute's Projects

Institute
Eurac Research logo

Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

What we do

Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

Great Place To Work

In order to give you a better service this site uses cookies. Additionally third party cookies are used. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Privacy Policy