BIM4PV. Virtual digital twin platform (BIM) for the collaborative design, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems

Call for proposals: Innovative Business Clusters AEI 2023

Duration: 16/05/2023 – 17/04/2024

Partners

  • SMART CITY CLUSTER
  • BETTERGY S.L.
  • IMVENTA
  • ENDEF
  • ENERCLIC INNOVATIO S.L.
  • CLENAR (Energy Cluster of Aragon)

Project budget: 376,056 €.

Grant awarded: 225,631 €.

Brief Description and Objectives:

BIM4PV proposes to address the absence of a holistic and standardized methodology for the design and operation of PV systems in buildings, as well as their sustainable renovation. Currently, most PV system designs and renovations are carried out in isolation, without taking into account the overall context of the building and its users, which can lead to suboptimal solutions in terms of energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

In addition, BIM4PV aims to address the lack of standards and interoperability between different tools and data sources, which hinders collaboration and information exchange between the different actors involved in the design and operation of PV systems.

The main objective of the BIM4PV project is to develop a virtual platform that enables collaborative design and operation of PV systems based on a digital twin.

The main milestones of the project are summarized as follows:

  • Define a BIM-based PV lifecycle from early customer acquisition actions to PV system operation.

  • Identify existing interoperability gaps for collaborative PV design and operation.

  • Create a BIM-based virtual platform through the integration of existing PV design and operation tools to enable:

In this way, BIM4PV seeks to implement the BIM process, a centralized information database, in the field of construction and operation of photovoltaic systems. This approach ensures that all parties involved have access to the same information. BIM4PV focuses on two key areas: PV system design and predictive maintenance.

In design, BIM methodology is applied to obtain a 3D model of the building, allowing to determine the perfect location and angle for the PV panels and maximize energy production. It also simulates the performance of the system under various conditions and creates a detailed database of its components.

In predictive maintenance, BIM helps create a database of maintenance history, identifying recurring problems and establishing preventive plans. 

In summary, BIM4PV addresses the lack of a comprehensive and standardized methodology in the design and operation of photovoltaic systems, as well as their sustainable renovation. It seeks to overcome the lack of standards and interoperability between tools, proposing a platform based on openBIM with services that cover from customer acquisition to monitoring and maintenance of PV systems, promoting efficiency and collaboration throughout the PV lifecycle.

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