The ROM-PV project has been initiated to develop and commercialize a product that will enable preventive and predictive maintenance and ensure optimal PV plant performance while reducing costs associated to O&M. This will be achieved through the development of a cloud-based solution that will host innovative algorithms able to a) ensure data quality and b) allow failure and performance loss diagnosis (open- and short-circuit failures, inverter and bypass diode faults, shading, degradation, soiling, etc.) without disrupting the normal operation of the PV plant.
This is an industry driven project which combines the research expertise of two well reputated research groups (PV Lab of UCY and CEAEMA of UJA) and an the industrial partner (Alectris Hellas IKE) specialized in maintenance and asset management services, with an award-winning software and retrofit technologies.
"The project started in December 2019, and is scheduled to run for 36 months. Project ROM-PV is supported under the umbrella of SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF, P2P/SOLAR/0818/0009), the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness – State Research Agency (MINECO-AEI, PCI2019-111852-2) and the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT, Τ11ΕΡΑ4-00023). SOLAR-ERA.NET is supported by the European Commission within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 (Cofund ERA-NET Action, N° 786483)"