NEW GENERATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY COST REDUCTION THROUGH CIRCULARITY STRATEGIES (SUNRISE PV)
New Generation of Photovoltaic Technologies for energy cost reduction through circularity strategies
The “SUNRISE PV” project proposes solutions and innovations that respond to this challenge and to those contemplated in the Mission “Strengthen technological capabilities for safe and sustainable energy autonomy (fusion, hydrogen and renewables)”, in the different phases of the value chain (photovoltaic module, tracker or support structure, power converter, photovoltaic inverter, storage, plant operation and maintenance) focusing research on the following points:
New materials and manufacturing processes for photovoltaic modules and other components, for higher conversion efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.
New operation and maintenance processes for a more durable, efficient and reliable use of photovoltaic systems.
New processes for the recovery and reuse of critical materials and components in the solar photovoltaic value chain to increase their value and improve the environmental impact of the technology.
These three lines of action converge in a final objective, which is to optimize the production of renewable energy (of photovoltaic origin) with a very significant reduction in the energy and economic cost of the technology (improvement of the LCOE), as well as to make significant progress in the efficiency, flexibility and manageability of PV plants, within a framework of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
CEN Solutions’ Role:
CEN Solutions’ objective in this project consists in the investigation of the manufacturing processes of converters from the phase of collection of materials with the purpose of improving the productive processes. Likewise, it is also the responsibility of CEN Solutions to create a digital twin of the system.
MAGTEL OPERACIONES SL (Leader), CEN SOLUTIONS SL, CEGASA ENERGIA SL, INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS FOTOVOLTAICOS DE CONCENTRACION SA, MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, SOC. COOP., MUGAPE SL, SOLTEC INNOVATIONS SL and TECNICAS REUNIDAS, SA.
Funding by The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI). “Science and Innovation Missions Program”, of the State Program to Catalyze Innovation and Business Leadership of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2021-2023 within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.