Projects

The PV Technology Laboratory is strongly involved and participates in a large number of European and local research projects. See below the list of selected projects.

ELECTRA 

Modernising the distribution grid for enabling high penetration of photovoltaic electricity through advanced data analytic operational observability and management.

Funding Agency: Integrated Projects – Smart Growth / RIF
Date: 06/2020 - 06/2023

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PERSI-PV

Assessment of degradation and failures in perovskite/Silicon tandem solar cells.

Funding Agency: ONISILOS/UCY
Date: 09/2020 - 08/2022

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ERIGrid II

European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid Systems Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out II.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 04/2020 - 08/2024

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FEVER

Flexible energy production, demand and storage-based virtual power plants for electricity markets and resilient DSO operation.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 02/2020 - 07/2023 

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EDDIE

Education for digitalisation of energy.
 
Funding Agency: Erasmus + KA2
Date: 01/2020 - 12/2022

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SYNERGY

Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms.
 
Funding Agency: Solar Era Net/ RPF
Date: 01/2020 - 06/2023

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ROM-PV

Reducing the photovoltaic operation and maintenance (O&M) costs through an advanced online platform.

Funding Agency: Research Promotion Foundation 
Date: 12/2019 - 12/2022 

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1C4PV

One intelligent cloud for PV assets diagnosis and maintenance.
 
Funding Agency: Solar Era Net/ RPF
Date: 11/2019 - 11/2021

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BI-FACE

High-efficiency bifacial PV modules for BIPV applications.
 
Funding Agency: Solar Era Net/ RPF
Date: 10/2019 - 10/2020

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FLEXGRID

A novel smart grid architecture that facilitates high RES penetration through innovative markets towards efficient interaction between advanced electricity grid management and intelligent stakeholders.
 
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 10/2019 - 09/2022

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BERLIN

Cost-effective rehabilitation of public buildings into smart and resilient nano-grids using storage.
 
Funding Agency: ENI CBC MED
Date: 09/2019- 09/2022

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SOLEX

Innovative early detection of faults in Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. 

Funding Agency: Cyprus Seeds
Date: 07/2019 - 06/2020

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PV4Life

Early and reliable detection of degradation and failures in photovoltaics for improved lifetime output.
 
Funding Agency: University of Cyprus
Date: 07/2019 - 06/2021

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ImpAct-BIPV

Innovative Design for Improved Application of Glass BIPVs on Buildings.
 
Funding Agency: Research Promotion Foundation
Date: 05/2019 - 05/2021

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SMARTER-PV

Ensuring an optimum and reliable photovoltaic performance.
 
Funding Agency: RPF
Date: 05/2019 - 05/2021

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PV-ANALYTIC

Advanced photovoltaic system monitoring and analytics solution enhanced with intelligent interoperable data-driven features for efficient big data real-time analysis, failure diagnosis, automated management and integrated micro-grid control.
 
Funding Agency: Solar Era Net/ RPF
Date: 02/2019 - 02/2022

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PANTERA

Pan European Technology Energy Research Approach.
 
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 01/2019 - 12/2023

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upgradingFOSS

Upgrading the capabilities of the FOSS experimental facilities.
 
Funding Agency: RPF
Date: 01/2019 - 01/2021

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DegradationLab

Advanced centre for testing degradation and failures in new and emerging solar cells.
 
Funding Agency: RESTART/ RPF
Date: 12/2018 - 12/2022

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SoLaCe

CIGS- and CZTSSe-based Thin Film Solar Cells fabricated by Pulsed Laser Deposition for terrestrial and space applications.
 
Funding Agency: UCY
Date: 11/2018 - 10/2021

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TimPANI

Twinning in atmospheric plasma science and applications.
 
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020, Twinning Action from EU
Date: 11/2018 - 10/2021 

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MOST

Developing advanced master’s education based on Smart Grid technology (Acronym: MOST - Master educatiOn Smart Technology).

Funding Agency: Erasmus+
Date: 10/2018 - 08/2021

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DRIMPAC

Unified DR interoperability framework enabling market participation of active energy consumers.
 
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 09/2018 - 08/2021

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CEFRABID

Clean energy from road acoustic barriers infrastructure development systems/AT‐SGIRES.

Funding Agency: Solar Era Net/RPF
Date: 09/2018 - 08/2020

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SPATAR

Design of a 360 Watt flexible S-Band GaN Solid State Power Amplifier for TWTA Replacement.
 
Funding Agency: ESA
Date: 06/2018 - 06/2020

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DELTA

Future tamper-proof demand response framework through self-configured, self-optimized and collaborative virtual distributed energy nodes.
 
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 05/2018 - 04/2021

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Erigeneia

Enabling rising penetration and added value of photovoltaic generation by implementation of advanced storage systems.

Funding Agency: SOLAR ERANET COFUND
Date: 05/2018 - 07/2021 

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ESPRESSO

Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules.
 
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 04/2018 - 03/2021

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ΕΝΕΔΗ

Ενεργειακή Εξοικονόμηση σε δημόσια Πανεπιστημιακά κτίρια με κέντρα δεδομένων.
 
Funding Agency: Interreg Ελλάδα - Κύπρος 
Date: 12/2017 - 03/2020

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InterPlan

Integrated operation planning tool towards the Pan-European Network Funding.

Agency: RPF
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 11/2017 - 10/2020

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HEBA

High level renewable and energy efficency Master courses.

Funding Agency: Erasmus+
Date: 10/2017 - 10/2020

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AT-SGIRES

Advanced Teaching and training on Smart grid and Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems/AT‐SGIRES.

Funding Agency: Erasmus+
Date: 10/2017 - 10/2020 

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HYBUILD

Innovative compact HYbrid electrical/thermal storage systems for low energy BUILDings.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 10/2017 - 09/2021

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PEARL-PV

Performance and reliability of photovoltaic systems: Evaluations of large-scale monitoring data.

Funding Agency: COST
Date: 09/2017 - 08/2021

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Hy2Green

Enhancing hydrogen new profiles for the coming European “green” energy model” is a three-year strategic partnership at international level.

Funding Agency: Erasmus+
Date: 09/2017 - 08/2020

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PV-ESTIA

Enhancing storage integration in buildings with Photovoltaics.

Funding Agency: Balkan Med
Date: 08/2017 - 03/2020

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Wabaselocoat

Water Based Selective Coatings for intelligent facade collectors.
 
Funding Agency: RPF
Date: 06/2017 - 05/2020

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INFORPV

Innovative Forecasting PV Energy Yield Solution for Sustainable Large Scale Deployment.

Funding Agency: SOLAR-ERA.NET
Date: 02/2017 - 02/2020 

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BestRES

Best practices and implementation of innovative business models for renewable energy aggregators.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 2017 - 2020 

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InteGRIDy

Integrated smart GRID cross-functional solutions for optimized synergetic energy distribution, utilization storage technologies.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 2016 - 2020 

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Pegasus

Promoting effective generation and sustainable uses of electricity.

Funding Agency: MED
Date: 09/2016 - 03/2019

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StoRES

Promotion of higher penetration of distributed PV through storage for all.

Funding Agency: MED
Date: 09/2016 - 03/2019

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Solar CPC PVT Production

Novel concentrating PV/T & T solar collector and automated production methods. 

Funding Agency: EUROSTARS
Date: 1/9/2016 - 1/9/2019 

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CAP-CANCER

Cold atmospheric plasma treatment for effective cancer cell apoptosis.

Funding Agency: Marie-Curie
Date: 1/9/2016-2018 

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Hvolt-PV

High voltage IBC photovoltaic i-Cells and modules.

Funding Agency: SOLAR-ERA.NET
Date: 01/06/2016 – 31/05/2018 

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EdGeWIse

Energy and water systems integration and management.

Funding Agency: Era Net Med
Date: 01/06/2016 – 31/05/2019 

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IPERMON

Innovative Performance Monitoring System for Improved Reliability and Optimized Levelized Cost of Electricity.

Funding Agency: SOLAR-ERA.NET
Date: 1/04/2016 - 1/01/2019 

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GOFLEX

Generalized operational FLEXibility for integrating renewables in the distribution grid.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 1/1/2016 - 1/11/2019

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TwinPV

Stimulating scientific excellence through twinning in the quest for sustainable energy.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 1/01/2016 - 1/01/2019 

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Alchemi

Alow cost, high efficiency, optoelectronic HCPVModule for 1000 sun operation.

Funding Agency: SOLAR-ERA.NET
Date: 15/10/2015-14/10/2018 

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DESIRE

Development of higher education teaching modules on the socio-economic impacts of the renewable energy implementation.

Funding Agency: ERASMUS+
Date: 15/10/2015 - 14/10/2018 

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INVENT

Promotion of Innovation Culture in the Higher Education in Jordan.

Funding Agency: ERASMUS+
Date: 15/10/2015 - 15/04/2016 

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DIEGO

Development of quality system through enerGy efficiency Cources.

Funding Agency: ERASMUS+
Date: 15/10/2015 - 14/10/2018 

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Grid30

Analysis of the present and future power system in Cyprus – JRC/PTT/2015/F.3/0019/NC.

Funding Agency: Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Date: 01/09/2015 - 30/04/2016 

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DEM4BIPV

Development of innovative educational material for building integrated photovoltaics.

Funding Agency: ERASMUS+
Date: 1/09/2015 - 1/09/2018 

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PV-Expert

Early and reliable detection of degradation in photovoltaics.

Funding Agency: Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation
Date: 1/06/2015 - 1/06/2017 

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MENS

Meeting of Energy professional Needs.

Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 1/03/2015 - 31/08/2017 

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SEM SEM

Smart Control Systems for Energy Management: New Master Degree.

Funding Agency:ERASMUS+
Date: 2015 - 2018 

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ECO-RED

European quality Course system for Renewable Energy Development.

Funding Agency: ERASMUS+
Date: 2015 - 2018 

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GREEN+

Renewable energy management for small and medium scale distributed generators in rural environment.

Funding Agency: NER300
Date: 2014 – 2018 

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PV-NET

Promotion of PV energy through net metering optimization.  

Funding Agency: MED
Date: 2013 - 2015 

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PV-Tune

Spectrally tuned solar cells for improved energy harvesting.

Funding Agency: European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus
Date: 2013 - 2015 

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Smart PV

Smart net metering for promotion and cost-efficient grid-integration of PV technology in Cyprus.

Funding Agency: LIFE+
Date: 2013 - 2017 

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PV-Degradation

Reliable assessment of degradation in new thin-film photovoltaic technologies.

Funding Agencies: European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus 
Date: 2013 - 2015 

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NOVARIPHOS

Novel transient photovoltaic (PV) system models for the study of the power quality and fault behaviour under increasing penetration levels.

Funding Agency: University of Cyprus
Date: November 2013 – 2015 

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MUREE TEMPUS IV

Modernizing Undergraduate Renewable Energy Education: EU Experience for Jordan.  

Funding Agency: European Commission
Date: 2012 - 2015 

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PV-Upgrade

The project proposes to study the real outdoor performance of a number of crystalline, thin-film and concentrator PV (CPV) systems. Outdoor testing of a variety of PV technologies at the state-of-the-art University of Cyprus (UCY) PV park is already producing valuable information.
 
Funding Agency: Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus
Date: 2009 - 2014 

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APOLLON

APOLLON is the acronym for Multi-APprOach for high efficiency integrated and inteLLigent CONcentrating PV module (systems), a large integrated project carried out in the frame of the VII European Program. 

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ERIGrid II

European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid Systems Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out II.
 
Funding Agency: Horizon 2020
Date: 04/2020 - 08/2024

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1C4PV

One intelligent cloud for PV assets diagnosis and maintenance.
 
Funding Agency: Solar Era Net/ RPF
Date: 11/2019 - 11/2021

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