Selective deployment of power optimizers (Opti-Shade) project kicked-off

The purpose of the 3 year long project is the development of a (BIPV) power optimizer/inverter system which is shadow insensitive at low investment cost. These systems have low electricity production cost (€/kWh) at high specific yield (kWh/m²) and are based on selective deployment system architectures. The expected lifetime is longer since “hotspots” in the PV modules with shadow are avoided. Additionally, more PV modules can be placed on a roof resulting in a better aesthetic result.

The project consortium consists of ECN, HELIOX, SOLNED, RESource, and SEAC.