Advance Beyond

The State of Art

SERENDI-PV will develop advanced PV modelling, simulation and design tools, develop data analytics for fault diagnostics, improved operation and maintenance, as well as lab- and field-testing quality control equipment and procedures for better assessment of the reliability of PV components and systems.

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Overview of the project

SERENDI-PV aims to improve the lifetime, reliability, performance and profitability of PV generation with higher, stable PV grid penetration.

Advanced PV modelling


Advanced PV modelling

SERENDI-PV will develop innovative advanced and automated functions for monitoring based data analytics (including data analysis of image acquired with drones) for fault diagnosis at PV plant level for utility-large, medium-size and small-residential scale PV plants.

In addition, it will develop advanced digital twins, consisting of different analytical models adjusted by real-time monitoring data by means of machine learning techniques, for predictive maintenance of the components with the highest complexity, uncertainty and impact on system reliability in current PV plants: inverter and batteries.

Advanced Algorithms

Energy Forecasting Models

With advanced algorithms, PV energy production could be predicted earlier than it is possible today. The integration of PV's depends on stable flow of energy. With newly developed models, solar energy production is forecasted with more precision and further ahead in time.

SERENDI-PV will also develop diagnosis toolboxes for the detection of hidden problems affecting energy performanceand PV system lifetime at operation stage, including predictive maintenance of key elements by means of digital twins.

Energy Forecasting Models

New PV systems

bifacial, floating, BIPV

New PV systems

SERENDI-PV will deal with the specific issues of new PV systems by developing a set of dedicated solutions.

For bifacial PV plants, the project will develop specific models and diagnosis algorithms, both monitoring-based and image-based, with focus on the albedo variability, as well as a specific IV tracers along with a measurement protocol.

Similarly, floating PV plants will be dealt with questions about module temperature as well as module movements due to waves. In addition, a specific lab testing protocol will be developed for the evaluation of the ageing and degradation behaviour of PV modules in a floating environment. Concerning PV in the building environment, SERENDI-PV will develop a model using Building Information Model (BIM) as well as data analytics for defect identification.

Value Chain

European Collaboration

SERENDI-PV's value chain includes European wide R&D centers and Universities, technology manufacturers for inverters, PV plant operators that will provide portfolios of small, medium scale and large PV plants; DSO; PV engineers, consultants and ICT developers.

A European platform will be developed that will provide several models for both components and systems, that will foster collaboration and information exchange between the different actors involved in PV quality control, modelling and monitoring and adopt a holistic approach between simulation, monitoring data and lab and field testing in order to reach a deeper understanding of the long-term energy modelling of the PV systems and aggregation during their whole lifetime.



The Consortium Partners

With 19 partners accross Europe, SERENDI-PV is a diverse and collaborative effort for the entire European PV sector.

Each partner is specialized in a specific area of the project. With 19 partners, SERENDI-PV has a broad range of specializations.



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