Motivation & Impact
Third generation photovoltaic (PV) technologies offer high performance and customizability for ubiquitous integration (BIPV, VIPV, agrivoltaics, IoT), and are well suited to Industry 4.0 manufacturing. However, their high-complexity and finely-tuned production processes make them prone to the appearance of critical defects with just small deviations from standard process conditions leading to significant production waste. In this context, Platform-ZERO provides a new paradigm for the third generation PV industry through the development of a self-learning, modular and customizable in-line process monitoring platform that provides in-situ holistic production assessment and control employing non-destructive inspection methods and industry 4.0 Artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools. This will allow for early detection, correction and/or prevention of pre-critical production faults before they materialize.
Role of R2M