Solar Testbed

DESCRIPTION

RISE Solar Testbed as a concept acts as an entry to the overall test and demo resources for solar PV and solar thermal at RISE. Main living labs and testbeds:

- An NZEB single family house with high class measurement equipment providing unlimited flexibility in the choice of building components and building services equipment to be tested (currently PV, a system with battery and DC-driven ground source HP and heat recovery and EV-charger)
- A controlled test environment for parallel testing of up to ten small scale grid connected, BIPV/ BAPV-systems
- A testbed dedicated to development of BIPV solutions e.g. assessment of building physics, performance and fire safety characterization
- A testbed for solar PV at high latitudes addressing system durability related to snow, ice and extreme temperatures
- Controlled environments for fire safety, durability, performance and EMC testing

AREAS OF SPECIAL COMPETENCE

Core areas are PV at high latitudes, building integrated PV/PV in the built environment and DC-systems in buildings. Applied research tasks focus on performance, durability, reliability and safety of PV components and system.

WHAT CAN BE TESTED

Specific and standardized technical test resources for PV modules including full-scale fire testing. For system evaluations, interaction between energy system components, as well as the grid can be studied in detail. Expertise on user behaviour studies via e.g. interviews and questionnaires are tied to the testbeds.

AVAILABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The NZEB house offers integration with ground source heat pump, DC-grid, battery, PV, free-cooling and demand controlled ventilation w/ heat-recovery. 5 kW BIPV/BAPV systems for side by side in the tests. PV performance in cold climates.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH US

For further information, please visit www.ri.se and solartestbed.se.
You are welcome to make direct contact with peter.kovacs@ri.se and anna.malou.petersson@ri.se

PRICING MODEL

Due to varying project scopes, pricing is defined individually based on the services/work contribution requested. Swedish partners and clients can rely on our good track record of funding ppp:s for relevant research and development tasks. A close collaboration with a master program in solar engineering @ du.se provides further options for "free" services.

Selected Partner Contact
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Boras and Pitea, Sweden


Responsible organisation(s): RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

Peter Kovács
Anna-Malou Petersson
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The Joint Programming Platfrom Smart Energy Systems receives funding from the European Union´s Horizont 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreements no. 646039, 775970 and 883973 .
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