Creator of Solutions to Address Climate, Energy & Environmental Issues
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Liten's research is addressing the different components that make up a PV power plant and software to optimize systems in terms of design and coupling with the grid.
Specifically, Liten is developing tools to:
Software to combine meteorological data and cloud-cover observations.
Algorithms to estimate fouling, degradation, faults, and losses per unit.
Silicon carbide (SiC) inverters and components: 5 kW to 250 kW.
Gallium nitride (GaN) inverters and components: 100 W to 5 kW.
New architectures (linear plants, agrivoltaics, floating PV).
High-yield photovoltaics and custom modules.
These hardware and software development programs are run on test platforms and equipment at scales representative of actual use.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, is currently developing software to pinpoint losses in solar PV power plants. The software should be helpful in improving plant maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
You can download the flyers of our modules available on our booth at EU PVSEC 2019:
CEA-LITEN is a partner of the European project H2020-SOLWATT (SOLving WATer Issues for Concentrated Solar Power planTs) which aims at reducing the water consumed by Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.