What is Platform-ZERO?
Platform-ZERO is a project co-funded by European Commission that aims to substantially reduce production costs of the photovoltaic industry while improving production quality of photovoltaic devices by developing a new customizable in-line process monitoring platform, supported by Artificial Intelligence.
The overall goal of Platform-ZERO project is to develop a holistic modular in-line process monitoring and control solution for the third generation PV industry. The proposed solution will be implemented as a smart and highly flexible platform.
Platform-ZERO is going to develop advanced sensor stations compatible with customizable sensor arrays for morphological, physicochemical and/or optoelectronic in-line inspection of PV industrial production.
In Platform-ZERO an innovative AI-based prediction and decision-making system will be developed along with methodologies compatible with heterogeneous data, real-time monitoring, and process control.
It is projected to develop a big data infrastructure, control unit and GUI software for managing the large amount of data generated by the platform. AI self-learning algorithms will be developed and further implemented.
Implementation and installation of functional process monitoring platform in 4 PV manufacturing lines across Europe.
PV manufacturing optimization by validation of the process monitoring and control platform developed in the project to minimize manufacturing defects.