Optimising manufacturing and system operation

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Domaine de recherche :
Nanotechnologies, matériaux et production
Type de financement :
Type d'instrument :
Recherche & Innovation Action
Deadline :
Jeudi 25 Avril 2019
1 ère partie : 16 octobre 2018
Budget indicatif :
entre 3 et 5 millions d'euros par projet
Budget total :
20 millions d'euros
Code de l'appel : LC-SC3-RES-14-2019
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Specific Challenge:

Renewable electricity technologies still require optimisation in several key processes of the respective value chains in order to achieve a more efficient conversion of their primary energy source into electricity, as agreed with the sectorial stakeholders in the context of the SET-Plan and stated in the respective Declarations of Intent.


Proposals will address one of the following sub-topics:

  • Monitoring system for marine energy (ocean and offshore wind): New intelligent sensors, fault detection and communication systems for accurate condition and structural health monitoring will enable predictive and preventive Operation and preventive Maintenance processes, crucial for innovative wind farm control and the realization of virtual power plants. Sufficient knowledge of potential failures and the right tools to detect and locate failures are crucial.
  • Geothermal fluids: Better understanding of the chemical and physical properties of these fluids (including super-hot and hot fluids) as transport media is necessary to optimize site development and operation.
  • Photovoltaics: Development of innovative crystalline silicon wafer growth techniques to produce high-efficiency solar cells and modules.

Expected Impact:

The improved performance of manufacturing processes and system operation is expected to lead to increased efficiency of the system and/or reduced operational costs of the renewable technologies.