Support to the actual execution of the Implementation Plan for Photovoltaics of the SET Plan and monitoring the Implementation Plan’s delivery

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Solar Bankability
Related ImPlan activity: Operation and diagnosis of photovoltaic plants

Funding Scheme: H2020

Total budget: € 0

PV SITES
Related ImPlan activity: PV for BIPV and similar applications

The main objective of PVSITES project is to drive BIPV technology to a large market deployment by demonstrating an ambitious portfolio of building integrated solar technologies and systems, giving a forceful, reliable answer to the market requirements identified by the industrial members of the consortium in their day-to-day activity.


Funding Scheme: Horizon 2020

Total budget: € 0

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INTEGRIDS
Related ImPlan activity: Operation and diagnosis of photovoltaic plants

Funding Scheme: ERDF

Total budget: € 843375

CrystalMega20
Related ImPlan activity: Manufacturing technologies (for cSi and thin film)

The objectives of the project are to :
- develop a G8 quasi mono crystallization furnace, in order to reach 20 MW annual production yield with similar solar cells efficiencies as monocrystalline silicon solar cells
- develop and optimize the processes and the tools for all the cutting of such G8 ingot.


Funding Scheme: National Funding

Total budget: € 14300000

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Sun'Agri 3
Related ImPlan activity: PV for BIPV and similar applications

Sun'Agri 3 program is a breaktrough inovation. It associates agronomic research, agricultural data processing and dynamic photovoltaic technology.


Funding Scheme: National Funding

Total budget: € 15100000

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EnergyMatching
Related ImPlan activity: PV for BIPV and similar applications

Funding Scheme: H2020

Total budget: € 0

SUPER PV
Related ImPlan activity: Operation and diagnosis of photovoltaic plants

SUPER PV’s goal is to reduce costs of the photovoltaics (PV) system by combining technological innovations and data management methods along the PV value chain.
The project implements key actions at three levels within the PV value chain: PV module, power electronics and system integration. In the lifetime of the project, prototypes will be produced in industrial environments and tested in different (including unfavourable) climate conditions to evaluate cost efficiency and demonstrate competitiveness of the proposed solutions.
If successful, the project will significantly contribute to decreasing a levelised cost of electricity between 26%-37% while the PV products developed will accelerate the large-scale deployment of PV and will help EU PV businesses to regain leadership in world market.


Funding Scheme: Horizon 2020

Total budget: € 0

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BIPVBOOST
Related ImPlan activity: PV for BIPV and similar applications

BIPVBOOST is developing technical solutions to foster building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) applications in buildings. The buildings sector is one of the major energy consumers. Hence, there is great potential to improve the situation by integrating renewable energy systems such as PV into buildings. However, so far the industry lacks holistic solutions that suffice customer requirements in meeting the energy target set by the EU. BIPVBOOST aims to develop highly efficient and multifunctional energy producing construction materials in order to provide market opportunities at a world-wide level for the European photovoltaic and construction industry. BIPVBOOST addresses the whole value chain. The project strives to achieve significant cost reduction while maintaining flexibility of design, high performance, long-term reliability and design aesthetics. Furthermore, BIPVBOOST puts emphasis on standardisation and regulatory compliance to allow for fast market uptake. To achieve this, the project is designing a flexible and automated manufacturing line for building integrated photovoltaic system. Furthermore, BIPVBOOST provides energy management tools that optimally address the operational needs of the buildings energy system. This digital approach provides the means for advanced standardisation activities and thus significant cost reduction of building’s PV systems.


Funding Scheme: Horizon 2020

Total budget: € 0

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PV4.0
Related ImPlan activity: Operation and diagnosis of photovoltaic plants

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.


Funding Scheme: ERDF

Total budget: € 433261.1

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High-performance low-cost modules with excellent environmental profiles for a competitive EU PV manufacturing industry
Related ImPlan activity: Technologies for silicon solar cells and modules with higher quality

At present, the vast majority of PV modules manufactured in the EU are based on imported crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells, mostly standard Aluminium Back Surface Field (Al-BSF) technology or Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology, and conventional cell interconnection technology (soldering of flat ribbons). This results in PV modules with moderate performance and relatively poor environmental profiles (mostly due to the high CO2 footprint of the imported cells).

The HighLite project aims to substantially improve the competitiveness of the EU PV manufacturing industry by developing knowledge-based manufacturing solutions for high-performance low-cost modules with excellent environmental profiles (low CO2 footprint, enhanced durability, improved recyclability). To achieve this, the HighLite project focuses on thin (down to 100 μm) high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells with passivating contacts and capitalizes on the learnings from previous large funded projects. In HighLite, a unique consortium of experienced industrial actors and leading institutes will work collectively to develop, optimize, and bring to high technology readiness levels (TRL 6-7) innovative solutions at both cell and module levels. In practice, HighLite will demonstrate high-efficiency ¼ size (or smaller) cut solar cells (silicon heterojunction cells with efficiency η ≥ 23.3%, interdigitated back-contact cells with η ≥ 24.3%; only 0.2% less than full size cells) in pilot-line manufacturing. Industrial tools will be developed in the project for assembling these cut-cells into high-efficiency modules tailored for various distributed generation (DG) applications. More specifically, the following developments will take place:

1. building-applied PV modules with η ≥ 22% and a carbon footprint ≤ 250 kg-eq.CO2/kWp,
2. building-integrated PV modules with η ≥ 21% and improved shading tolerance,
3. 3D-curved vehicle-integrated PV modules with η ≥ 20% and a weight ≤ 5 kg/m2.

Finally, HighLite aims to show improved cost and performance (both through indoor testing and outdoor demonstrators) against state-of-the-art commercially available modules. Altogether, it is expected that the solutions developed in HighLite will:

1. create more demand in Europe and worldwide for such DG products,
2. significantly improve the competitiveness of industrial actors that are part of the consortium, and
3. trigger significant investment in the EU PV industry.


Funding Scheme: H2020

Total budget: € 0

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