DIT Hothouse involved in Solar PV Industry Showcase as part of €6m PVCROPS Project, Munich June 4thhoempagePVCrops

21 May 2014:     As part of its commercialisation role in the PVCROPS project, DIT Hothouse and project partner APERe have organised a solar PV (photovoltaic) industry showcase as part of the InterSolar Europe Conference in Munich on June 4th. The morning event will feature representatives from the 12 PVCROPS project partners spanning 7 EU countries and will specifically showcase three of the project team's latest research innovations:

  1. Diagnosis Tools to uncover BIPV Performance Failure
  2. Testing Procedures and Equipment to Optimise PV Performance 
  3. PV Energy Management and Storage Integration

Click here for more information and to register for this free event

The workshop will give the Solar PV community the opportunity to meet the PVCROPS team, learn about each technology and discuss the commercial opportunities available for their businesses.

The team will also address some of the other important challenges facing the industry and discuss the technologies being developed through the project to address these, including PV Energy Production Forecasting and PV Design and Modelling Simulation

DIT Involvement in PVCROPS
DIT is one of two Irish organisations, along with Clontarf-based renewable energy company RED-T (Renewable Energy Dynamics Technology Ltd.) to be involved in the three-year €6m European research project on solar energy.  DIT is providing its recognised expertise in solar power generation to the project through its research teams in the Dublin Energy Lab (DEL) and the Electrical Power Research Centre (EPRC). DIT Hothouse is heading up many of the PV Crops’ commercialisation activities that are aimed at delivering the outputs the project is working to provide. The funding to DIT is €275,000 and the project has reached its halfway stage.


Above: The PVCROPS project team with DIT President, Professor Brian Norton, at DIT Aungier St in April 2013

PVCROPS (PhotoVoltaic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation) is a €6 million funded pan-European, three year project involving 12 organisations across 7 EU member states. PVCROPS aims to improve Solar Photovoltaic (PV) penetration within electricity networks throughout each of the life stages of Building Integrated PV (BIPV) systems and Ground-Based PV plants.

For a full description of the areas currently being addressed by PVCROPS and to learn more about this exciting project, visit pvcrops.eu/business-opportunities

Further Information
To learn more about the PVCROPS Side Event or to discuss commercial opportunities available through the project, please contact Stephen Davis on + 353 1 402 7144 or email stephen.davis@dit.ie

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