TRUST PV Project

News - 01 October 2020

The Photovoltaic Material and Devices (PVMD) group at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has been granted funding by the European Commission Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) under the Horizon 2020 framework programme for the TRUST-PV project.  

The TRUST-PV project is a four year project focused  on “increasing friendly integration of reliable solar photovoltaic (PV) plants considering different market segments.”

In the TRUST-PV project, the PVMD group of TU Delft will mainly be responsible for the following research:

  1. Integrated yield and reliability modelling framework based on 4 levels of details (LoD) approach of the PVMD group;
  2. Boosting shading tolerability and passive cooling concepts for PV modules to TRL7+;
  3. Short and mid-term advanced PV system energy forecasting and fault detection by digital twining using artificial intelligence techniques;
  4. Improving the reliability of floating PV systems and validating their operational behavior with respect to ground-mount PV systems.

TRUST-PV is coordinated by the Accademia Europea di Bolzano (Italy) and will be conducted within a consortium of 20 European parties including IMEC, Huawei, and Enel Green Power. In addition to the PVMD group of TU Delft, other Dutch parties involved in the TRUST-PV consortium include DSM Advanced Solar B.V. and Solar Monkey B.V.

At TU Delft, the research will be led by Olindo Isabella and Hesan Ziar, respectively the group leader and Assistant Professor of the PVMD group. As part of the project, one PhD candidate and one postdoctoral researcher will join the team. Alba Alcañiz Moya has just started her PhD trajectory in the TRUST-PV project, while the postdoctoral researcher will be hired later in 2021. The PVMD group will also organize open days at its research facilities for practice-oriented education, training, and knowledge exchange.

Ultimately, the project aims to accelerate the energy transition by boosting the mutual trust between the electrical grid and the PV systems in TRUST-PV project.

To learn more about the projects the PVMD Group is involved in, visit: https://www.tudelft.nl/solarurban/research/projects/.

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