The PV SPREAD project (Stimulating PV REliance, Advance and Dissemination) vision is to create a software and hardware ecosystem that supports the designer of photovoltaic systems in all technical areas and stages of the development of the photovoltaic project, therefore reducing uncertainty and attesting to its accuracy and quality.
This project is made under a consortium structure (entities: Digitalmente, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Nova University of Lisbon, Engibase), and it belongs to the ‘Projecto de I&D em Copromoção’ type, having been financed within the framework of the European Union’s “Portugal 2020 program”.
Objectives, activities and expected results:
The end of subsidized rates for the decentralized production of energy poses new challenges to the photovoltaic project and design, namely when auto-consumption regimes are considered. PV SPREAD advocates the creation of an ecosystem that supports the supplier / designer, simultaneously promoting trust and accuracy, which in turn will feedback and accelerate the dissemination of these tools. PV SPREAD objectives are as follows: