European Energy wins grant for PV digitalisation

Jun 22, 2022 01:59 PM ET
  • Developer aims to integrate a new monitoring as well as fault-detection solution into its O&M services
European Energy wins grant for PV digitalisation
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European Energy has safeguarded research study financing for the digitalisation of photovoltaic panels from the Danish Energy Technology Development as well as Demonstration Programme (EUDP).

The project to locate new electronic O&M devices and instrumentation will run from 2022-23 and also remains in collaboration with DTU Electro, Emazys as well as Fraunhofer CSP.

The financing will certainly be EUR1.1 m.

European Energy is expecting to integrate the new monitoring and also fault-detection solution created by Emazys into its O&M services providing for external asset proprietors.

" With this funding to find new digitalised operation as well as monitoring tools for high-current and high-voltage solar panels, we will certainly be able to more lower the prices of green energy, claimed Jan Vedde, senior project supervisor in the advancement division at European Energy.

European Energy has been the initial solar developer in Denmark to utilize bifacial solar panels in addition to constructing a solar examination centre in cooperation with Denmark's Technical University (DTU) at the Risø Campus.

European Energy has also funded a PhD setting at DTU.

The developer also protected funds from the EUDP to co-finance an examination facility that can transform e-methanol to sustainable aviation fuel.

Søren Knudsen Kær, head of technology in the PtX department at European Energy, claimed: "If you look at the Danish usage of air travel fuel for domestic flights it is around 25,000 tonnes each year.

" This can be provided by one facility in Denmark that is linked to a 150-200MW nearshore wind farm as well as a solar park with an energy capacity of around 200-300MW.

" With this financing for a test facility, we are one step more detailed to understanding the Prime Minister's objective of making domestic trips in Denmark run exclusively on green fuels."

In the project European Energy is partnering with Vertimass, Kosan Gas, Aalborg University, Port of Aalborg, Aalborg Airport and also Hydrogen Valley.

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