- Acronym: AISOVOL-2
- Reference: RTC2019-006994-3
- Partners: Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy (ITER) y National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER)
- Duration: 01/06/2020 – 31/12/2023
- Budget: 768.516,50 €
- Co-Financing: Collaboration Challenges 2019. State R+D+I Program Oriented to the Challenges of the Society. Ministry of Science and Innovation
The main goal of the project consists in the development and manufacturing of a multipurpose and versatile photovoltaic module that increases the architectural resources available both for the photovoltaic technology adapted in buildings and for the technology integrated in the building structure itself, using cutting-edge materials and the latest photovoltaic technology as bifacial cells. AISOVOL2 introduces alternatives in the photovoltaic module design to overcome the difficulties encountered during the first part of the project. The alternative materials proposed, retain the philosophy of the previous AISOVOL in terms of features of the photovoltaic module to be manufactured and give this proposal an innovative spirit.
It also includes conducting the tests required for commercial products of this technology. Specifically, compliance with design qualification and type approval standard IEC 61215 for crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules will be verified. In this way, viable products obtained with this experience will be suitable for commercialization.
Furthermore, the project is completed with the design and manufacture of a monitoring system for the characterization and qualification of photovoltaic modules through field tests. It will allow carrying out a study of the performance of bifacial modules to evaluate the influence of some installation parameters, such as mounting height, the inclination or the ground reflectivity. Besides, thanks to the continuous determination of the I/V curve of the photovoltaic modules that this system enables, several types of problems can be detected, such as an excess series resistance or a faulty group of cells.
The two partners collaborating in the project take part in all the activities. CENER leads the tasks related to Design and study of materials and Qualification of performance (IEC 61215) and Safety (IEC 61730) of the PV modules at the laboratory. CENER also participates in Management and coordination, Manufacture of prototypes, Monitoring of modules in the field and Information actions.