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ESA 2.0

Pushing forward irradiation monitoring efficiency in the PV industry

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 956˙802 €
 EC max contribution 669˙761 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2019-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ALITEC SRL IT (FILATTIERA) coordinator 669˙761.00


 Project objective

As the photovoltaics (PV) industry has exponentially grown towards large scale installation over the last years, the need for accurately monitoring the solar resource of PV power plants has increased. Historically, the PV industry has relied on monitoring stations for irradiance measurements, i.e. bulky and expensive equipment featuring pyranometers, pyrheliometes and sun trackers. However, because of their severe economic and operational limits, this solution does not allows for fine grained detection and intelligence of system failures causing losses of production, and thus of revenue, and low efficiency of maintenance operations. Our project aims at bringing to the market an innovative smart and handy environmental sensor featuring innovations in terms of technology, capabilities and cost that significantly exceed limits and downsides of irradiation assessment tools commercially available. By enabling a simple and efficient single-tool monitoring it empowers plant managers for precise and accurate characterization of the PV performance, that directly translates into room for optimizing profitability. Two major European companies have expressed a strong interested in the our sensor and are willing to run pilot tests in their PV installations: one is LightSource, the leading developer of solar PV projects with 30% market share in the large scale solar sector in UK; the other is Enel Green Power, the Italian-based multinational developer and manager of 1.6 GW of large-scale solar plant across Europe, Africa and Americas. These two giants cumulatively manage 1.1% of total solar capacity installed worldwide.


List of deliverables.
Membership in international Associations and networks Documents, reports 2020-01-23 11:39:54
Abstract and presentations in conferences Documents, reports 2020-01-23 11:39:54
Official info toolkit Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-23 11:39:55
UE directives compliant certifications Documents, reports 2020-01-23 11:39:54
Ads in international sectoral magazines Documents, reports 2020-01-23 11:39:54
Posters and boards Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-23 11:39:54
Multimedial presentations Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-23 11:39:54
Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-23 11:39:54
Promotional video Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-23 11:39:54

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