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. The ROM-PV project is supported under the umbrella of SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology under the Ministry of Development & Investments (GSRT), the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF). 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° 691664)."