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A 4-year research project with over 12 million euros in grant value from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, TRUST-PV will improve the performance and reliability of solar power plants. To do so, the project will support the development of O&M-friendly and grid-friendly solar PV components and solutions in large portfolios of distributed and utility-scale PV. The TRUST-PV innovations will be tested and demonstrated from fab to field, with all data gathered along the value chain flowing into a decision support system platform that uses AI and is based on and beyond Industry 4.0 concepts. The project is industrially driven, gathering 20 organizations from across the entire solar PV value chain.

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The objective of TRUST-PV is to reach a demonstrated increase in performance and reliability of solar PV components (through O&M-friendly PV module design, robust reliable inverter solutions, aftermarket coatings), solar PV systems (disruptive engineering concepts, accurate design, construction, operation, repowering and decommissioning), and in large portfolios of distributed and utility-scale solar PV (digital twins, advanced forecasting, statistical analysis).

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement N952957. The information reflects only the project’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.