DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Collaborates With Envision
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) has announced it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Envision, a digital energy company, to develop advanced predictive analytics in the area of PV module degradation and failures.
The parties will collaborate in field studies of module reliability, including solar panel backsheet failure mechanisms, in order to automate the collection of field data and improve the analytics for ageing solar assets to ensure the strongest possible energy output of sites throughout their lifespan. DuPont and Envision will look to combine their marketing efforts to promote the results and recommended solutions with solar asset owners, energy utilities and project developers, globally.
“DuPont is excited to be working with Envision," said Stephan Padlewski, regional marketing leader, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, Europe, Middle East & Africa. “By combining our material science capabilities and knowledge with Envision’s expertise in big data analytics, we can help provide asset owners with a quantitative and predictive analysis of ageing for preventive maintenance of solar panels and their components in the field."
“We are very pleased to collaborate with the DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions organization to create best-in-class analytics for PV module degradation and risk mitigation," said Kam Mofid, general manager of Solar for Americas and head of Global Solar Center of Excellence, Envision. “Together, we are confident that we can develop very effective degradation analytics that all the key stakeholders in the industry can benefit from."
Envision owns the world’s largest Energy IoT platform, EnOS, currently managing 100 GW of energy assets globally (about the same as the UK’s entire generating capacity). Integrating Sonnen, ChargePoint, AutoGrid, and Bazefield, etc., Envision is building a comprehensive global energy IoT and smart city ecosystem. Founded in 2007, the company’s heritage is in the wind sector; today Envision is China’s second largest wind turbine company and the eighth largest in the world.