Alectris, a global solar software asset management solution provider, announced that its ACTIS ERP software will be used to carry out the European research project “Reducing the photovoltaic operation and maintenance (O&M) costs through an advanced online platform” (ROM-PV).
The ROM-PV project is funded by the SOLAR-ERA.NET a European network of national and regional funding organizations and research and technological development (RTD) and innovation programs in the field of solar electricity generation supported by the European Commission.
The ACTIS ERP platform will be used for data collection, real-time analysis of measure data, machine learning and statistical analysis, allowing the project members to elaborate on the performance diagnosis and prognosis.
As part of the project, the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus will develop algorithms detecting problems with solar power plants, including failures and performance losses.
Additionally, the Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy and Environment (CEAEMA) of the University of Jaén (UJA) will develop algorithms that recognize soiling. The collected data will allow stakeholders to decide the most convenient time for panel cleaning.
Algorithms, through ACTIS ERP software, will help predict failures, therefore, improving asset performance.
Constantinos Peonides, Director of Alectris, one of the project coordinators, said:
“We are very excited to cooperate with academia from Spain and Cyprus on optimizing the performance of PV plants with the use of ACTIS ERP platform. I strongly believe that their professionalism and commitment will bring outstanding results for the performance of solar power plants”.
Source: Press Release by Alectris.