The third and last review meeting was held in Morocco. Project partners visited the Ouarzazate demo site located at Masen facilities, and the demo site situated at the Université Mohammed V in Rabat.
The visit was held by Moroccan project partners, Masen, MAScIR and Université Mohammed V.
Our project, initiated in 2018 gathered a multidisciplinary team of 26 partners, and aimed to develop an innovative PV system cost reduction and therefore a significant LCOE reduction (26%-37%) by adopting a hybrid approach combining technological innovations and data management methods along the value chain.
The project developed innovations:
- PV Module innovation level
Introducing and combining five PV module innovations applied to c-Si based bifacial modules and CIGS modules (i) A combination of anti-Soiling, anti-reflection, and infrared (IR) reflection coating based on nanoparticles, which aims to increase the annual yield of the PV modules; (ii) White reflector applied to the module’s rear glass within the cell gaps, which improves the light harvesting for the bifacial PV modules. (iii) Implementation of in-laminate bypass diodes, which allow omitting the junction box and requiring fewer materials for the module production; (iv) Application of Aluminium oxide gas barrier coatings deposited by spatial atomic layer deposition (SALD); (v) Demonstration of a laboratory-recycling tool for all considered module types (c-Si and CIGS) to evaluate the possibility to recycle and re-use the module materials.
- Power electronics innovation level
Ensuring higher power output, performance monitoring and data collection on string level, and longterm stability of operation.
- System integration level
Developing a new digital and holistic process: PIM (PV information Modelling / Management) The main objective is to adopt digital software and hardware tools ensuring integrated information flow through the PV value chain, reducing costs related to the PV projects implementation and operation The SUPERPV project is also responsible for technologies and materials, innovating and promoting recycling, integrating aspects of the circular economy. Committed to increase PV development, SUPER PV project intends to keep the demo sites available once the project is finished, in order to continue research and innovations.