ISI Group (Sistems and instruments integration) participates or has participaded in the following Projects :
ECOSOLE: Elevated Concentration Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generator and fully automated machinery for high throughput manufacturing and testing
ECOSOLE, one of the largest European Demonstration projects in the field of solar photovoltaics – lead by BECAR-BEGHELLI group, one of the leading innovative companies in the Italian industrial landscape – was launched in Monteveglio (Bologna - Italy) on the 31st of August 2012.
The ECOSOLE project includes leading universities (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), research institutions (ENEA, TECNALIA), large (EVONIK Industries AG), medium (AUREL SPA, Soldaduras Avanzadas SL) and small (OEC AG, PLAMTEX d.o.o.) enterprises from all around Europe and its Associated Countries - involving Italy, Germany, Spain, Slovenia and Israel - which will integrate their complementary skills and competences for tackling the challenge of producing solar electricity at higher efficiency and lower costs in Southern Europe and other sunny regions worldwide.
ECOSOLE regards the study, design and realization of an innovative HCPV (High Concentration PV) generator made of new high efficiency PV modules equipped with reflective mirrors and III-V solar cells and a low cost high precision solar tracker with distributed inverters. The project will also focus on the study and demonstration of new high throughput methods for the industrial realization of the whole system that will drop the production cost, to be competitive in the PV market. The new HCPV solar generators will be optimally utilized in desert areas where the standard silicon panels are less efficient, less productive and take up a bigger land area. The demonstration project will end with the installation of prototype systems in South Italy and Israel.
The project has a duration of 36 months, and is funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the EU
SIGMAMODULOS: La innovación de los módulos de Concentración Fotovoltaica en España (2011-2013)
SIGMAPLANTAS: La innovación en las plantas y modelos de Sistemas de Concentración Fotovoltaica en España (2011-2013)
SIGMAEQUIPOS: Desarrollo de bienes de equipo para la industria CPV (2011-2013)
NGCPV: A new Generation of Concentrator Photovoltaic cells, modules and systems (2011-2014)
SOPHIA: Research Infraestructures for Solar Energy: Photovoltaic power (2011-2014)
- The objective of the SOPHIA project is to strenghten and optimise research capabilities, mainly by coordinating efforts on important but precompetitive issues. Large research infrastructures working together will avoid the useless replication of a large number of small efforts. The SOPHIA project aims at pulling together the main European photovoltaic research infrastructures in order to provide the scientific community with common referential to conduct efficient and coordinated research work in the field of PV technologies.
LUZ-CPV: Concentrador híbrido para generación eléctrica fotovoltaica e iluminación en edificios. Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (2011-2013)
NUMANCIA-2: Nueva Generación de materiales, dispositivos y estrategias fotovoltaicas para un mejor aprovechamiento de la energía del sol (2010-2013)
- This Project continues the research lines of the Project Numancia. It is financed by the Comunidad de Madrid (S2009/ENE1477)
SIGMASOLES: La innovación en Concentración Fotovoltaica en España (2009-2010)
NACIR New Applications for CPV's: A fast way to improve reliability and technology progress (2009-2012)
The European Commission has subsidized the Project NACIR on CPV's under the seventh Framework Program. The Project is coordinated by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The main goal is to join together the owners of the most advanced European CPV technology, with respect to the state of the art, in order to research from this leading position new applications for CPV systems. In addition to opening up new markets, this research will unveil possible sources of failure in new environments outside Europe, in order to assure component reliability.
ESPECTRO SOLAR Estudio de la Distribución espectral de la Radiación Solar. Aplicaciones en Sistemas Fotovoltaicos (2008-2009)
FLUID REFLEX-2000 Concentradores fotovoltaicos para conversión fotovoltaica con dieléctrico fluído a 2000X (2007-2009)
PREMION SOLAR Predicción, medición, impacto y difusión de energía solar fotovoltaica de concentración (2007)
The Project objective is to predict the electricity production of the pfotovoltaic concentration systems and the technical-economic impact of the systems in the electric distribution network. ISFOC, La Universidad de Castilla la Mancha and IES participatein this Project in the frame of the PROFIT program.
GENESIS-FV Research on a new generation of materials, cells and systems for the photovoltaic conversion (2006-2011)
The project objectives are:
To supply the knowledge necessary for increasing the photovoltaic industry learning speed to reach the cost reduction that will allow a massive photovoltaic electricity penetration in the first third of the present century.
To develop solutions able to use, with the highest efficiency, the huge but disperse solar resource that present photovoltaic technologies only exploit partially and with moderate efficiency.
The ISI group participation is centered in definining and implementing the strategies for manufacturing control and measurements of the concentration photovoltaic modules with multijunction cells.
NUMANCIA NUeva Generación de MAteriales, dispositivos y estrategias fotovoltaicas para UN mejor aprovechamiento de la energIA del sol. (2005-2009)
FULLSPECTRUM A new PV wave making more efficient use of the solar spectrum (2003-2008)
FULLSPECTRUM is an Integrated Project from the 6th EU Framework Program, sponsored by the European Commission. It integrates 19 top class European research centres. The project pursues a better exploitation of the FULL solar SPECTRUM by further developing concepts already scientifically proven but not yet developed, and by trying to prove new ones in the search of a breakthrough for the PV technology. ISI group participates in the following objectives:
Improvement of the secondary optics in a high concentration system.
To develop methods for measuring compact concentrators Desarrollar métodos para medir concentradores compactos
To define qualification procedures for compact concentrators
DISCO FV New collectors and heat sinks for parabolic dish concentrators (2004-2007)
In this project financed by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia , a simple and cheap technology, consisting on inflating thermoplastic plates softened by warming, was developed to obtain high optical quality parabolic dish concentrators. This technique will allow the manufacture of continuous reflectors, of any size, on a thin substrate, unbreakable and self-supporting, so to avoid assembling and individual fitting of the small mirrors constituting the regular "multifacet disks".
IDEOCONTE Identification and development of the optimum Si-Cells concentrator technology for PV concentrator systems (2003-2007).
The objective of this project is to identify the most appropriate configuration of PV concentrator systems, based on silicon cells, for power plant application in different regions. The range of concentration level from 2X to over 200X is explored experimentally, manufacturing up to 6 concentrator systems. The previous developments carried out by the partners allow improvements in the design of the concentrators and an accurate estimation of the system performance and cost analysis for several tracking structures. The goal is to determine the real cost and the best systems for applications in the range of 100 to 2000 kWp. cells.
PVFIBRE Indoor operation of 1000X Multijunction solar cells by fibre transmission (2001-2004).
The objective of this project was to develop a solar cell receiver equipped with multijunction III-V solar cells, for very high sunlight concentration.The sunlight is collected by inexpensive large area optical concentrators focusing on a transparent bulk receiver, that shares the light into a set of optical fibres transporting the light to hundreds of individual MJ cells.
Crating Test Rating and Specification for PV Concentrators Components and Systems (2000-2003).
The purpose of C-rating project was to define standard methods and criteria for testing, rating and specifying PV concentrator components and systems, in order to make possible the marketing of these products with the same degree of guarantee reached for conventional flat modules. This project was partially subsidised by the European Commission in the frame of JOULE V programme.
CEP Células solares de Silicio con contacto exclusivamente posterior (2000-2003).
EUCLIDES Demonstration power plant based on the EUCLIDES photovoltaic concentrator (1996-2000)
After demonstrating the efficiency and feasibility of the EUCLIDES technology, a consortium made up of ITER, BP SOLAR and the IES decide to tackle the installation of a 480 kWp demonstration plant - the largest in the world with thermophotovoltaic converters - and with the partial financing of the European Union. The plant has been installed on the island of Tenerife in the grounds of the ITER
EUCLIDES European concentrated light intensity development of energy sources (1994-1995)