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EASY Pv

EGNSS high Accuracy SYstem improving PhotoVoltaic plants maintenance

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Project "EASY Pv" data sheet

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Coordinator
SISTEMATICA SPA 

Organization address
address: VIA DONATO BRAMANTE 43
city: TERNI
postcode: 5100
website: www.grupposistematica.it

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website http://www.easy-pv.eu
 Total cost 1˙284˙068 €
 EC max contribution 935˙973 € (73%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.6. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space)
 Code Call H2020-Galileo-2015-1
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2018-01-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SISTEMATICA SPA IT (TERNI) coordinator 325˙937.00
2    TOPVIEW SRL IT (SAN NICOLA LA STRADA) participant 173˙250.00
3    ALPHA CONSULTANTS (UK) LTD UK (LONDON) participant 153˙085.00
4    Entec Spa IT (Savigliano) participant 102˙200.00
5    AALBORG UNIVERSITET DK (AALBORG) participant 74˙118.00
6    DEEP BLUE SRL IT (ROMA) participant 57˙750.00
7    AARHUS UNIVERSITET DK (AARHUS C) participant 49˙631.00

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 Project objective

EGNSS high Accuracy SYstem improving PhotoVoltaic plants maintenance.

The purpose of the EASY PV proposal is to provide a time and cost effective service as direct response to the growing need expressed by several maintainers and PV field owners to enhance the energy production of their plants.

As photovoltaic plants are aging, it is not uncommon that their production lowers due to inefficiency caused by unknown modules on the plant lowering the whole plant’s productivity. Thermal inspections are valuable for PV owners and maintainers, but relevant procedures (currently performed by operators with handheld cameras) are time demanding and sometimes expensive due to safety costs for the personnel involved in the operations (e.g.: PV modules on roofs, rough areas, …). It stands to reason that today such operations are not fully automated yet and the responsive recognition of a broken module might result very difficult in a large PV plant.

As a first improved solution, the growing technology of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) is exploited to gather thermic images which are geo-referenced by GPS positioning and processed by computer vision algorithms. However this configuration is very respectful but still not enough in order to provide the required positioning accuracy for the automation and fast identification of the broken modules. Only the aid of accurate positioning allows a cost effective solution to reduce time, costs and risks for personnel involved: the added value provided by the employment of GNSS high accuracy solutions as novelty in the RPAS domain is the key driver for the EASY PV turnkey solution.

Finally EASY PV solution is conceived to build up an automatic system for acquiring, georeferencing and processing both visible and thermal images captured by an RPAS equipped with a Galileo/EGNOS high accuracy receiver, flying over a photovoltaic field. In this way it is possible to easily detect the defective modules to be replaced.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Commercial support to field test v1.0 Other 2019-05-30 13:24:12
Maintenance operational course (Presentation materiel) v1.0 Other 2019-05-30 13:24:20
EASY PV platform HW Other 2019-05-30 13:23:45
Articles/ press releases/ Dissemination activities (delivered during duration of the project) Other 2019-05-30 13:24:28
Executive Summary Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:24:29
Project Brochure v2.0 Other 2019-05-30 13:24:28
RPAS (including automated ground station) user manual Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:23:36
Maintenance and M&C platform SW Other 2019-05-30 13:24:26
7th Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:24:29
EASY PV RoadMap v3.0 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:24:22
6th Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:24:22
8th Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:24:20
Operational Validation Report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:23:54
Maintenance and M&C platform user manual Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:24:27
EASY PV RoadMap v2.0 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:24:27
Test and Verification Campaign Report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:23:28
EASY-PV Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-05-30 13:24:29
Commercial support to field test v2.0 Other 2019-05-30 13:24:21
Technical workshop (Presentation materiel) Other 2019-05-30 13:24:27
Users’ workshop Other 2019-05-30 13:24:28
RPAS (including automated ground station) SW Other 2019-05-30 13:23:36
Test and Verification Campaign Methodology Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:15:58
1st Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:15:55
Web site Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 13:24:25
Project Brochure v1.0 Other 2019-05-30 13:24:04
4th Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:15:52
2nd Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:15:53
RPAS Standardisation, Regulation and Legacy document Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:16:04
5th Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:16:00
Dissemination Plan towards potential users Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:15:50
EASY PV platform Architecture Design v1.0 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:16:01
User Needs, Operational Concepts and System Requirements document Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:16:00
EASY PV RoadMap v1.0 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:15:51
EASY PV platform Architecture Design v2.0 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:16:02
3rd Quarterly progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:15:56

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 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Marco Nisi, Fabio Menichetti Sistematica S.p.a, Bilal Muhammad , Ramjee Prasad CTIF Section, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark Ernestina Cianca CTIF Section, Department of Electronics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy Alberto Mennella, Graziano Gagliarde TopView srl Davide Marenchino Entec S.p.a,
EGNSS High Accuracy System Improving Photovoltaic Plant Maintenance using RPAS integrated with Low-cost RTK Receiver
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2019-06-18

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