Desenvolvimento de plataforma de gestão de ativos PV através de prevenção inteligente de falhas
The production of photovoltaic solar energy (PV) has grown significantly and both the associated technology and the configuration of the plants are changing disruptively. Instead of easily accessible megawatt (MW) plants, with only one type of technology available, the new configurations are hundreds of MW installed in various locations, and with various technologies involved. Thus, PV plant operators are not prepared to optimize and maximize the profitability of these new types of assets. In this context of paradigm shift and the lack of efficient solutions for the management of these new PV assets, the main target of SMART-PV is to develop a cloud computing platform that will integrate predictive algorithms based on machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, allowing to optimize the Operation, Preventive Maintenance and Technical Assistance processes in large PV plants. The platform will combine the acquisition and management of information through intrinsic data generated by PV production plants, to generate a preventive maintenance predictive procedure aimed, primarily, at large PV plants located in any location. SMART-PV results from the partnership and co-promotion between dst solar, a company with extensive experience in planning, managing and commissioning of PV assets, and the project's leading promoter, and three SCTN entities with relevant skills in monitoring the performance of solar assets through tests and fiels measurements (IEP), identifying and characterizing of degradation mechanisms of solar cells and in advanced image recognition techniques (INL) and in intelligent algorithms using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, applied to energy asset management (INESC TEC).