AidaSUN – development of autonomous multifunctional lighting pole with an integrated new generation solar modules system
Project No: J05-LVPA-K-03-0126
Instrument: J05-LVPA-K Intelektas. Bendri mokslo–verslo projektai (angl. Intelect. Joint business-science projects)
Financing of the project: from the European Union Structural Funds (European Regional Development Fund)
Project implementation period: 2018-2021
The main objective of the project: Increase the company‘s competitiveness and development opportunities by creating an autonomous multifunctional lighting pole with an integrated new generation solar modules system.
Description: The main objective of company UAB “Modernios E-Technologijos” (MET) is to produce equipment, devices and components for energy and other technological innovation intensive areas. In order to maintain and enhance its acquired competitiveness, the company aims to regularly provide the market with new advanced products. MET’s knowledge and high competence in the fields of renewable energy, heat and storage systems and specific photovoltaic (PV) chemicals provide favourable preconditions for the development of new competitive products. Currently, MET manufactures non-standard photovoltaic modules for various devices such as street lighting poles, sea surface marking buoys, etc. Having assessed the growing market demand for innovative solutions, MET together with partner UAB “Kompiuterinis procesų valdymas” (KPV) decided to create an autonomous multifunctional lighting pole with an integrated new generation solar modules system, AidaSUN. By implementing this project, a new generation of solar energy conversion system will be created, which will allow to extract maximum energy from the minimum area by using two types of PV modules operating in different parts of the spectrum. Along with the crystalline silicon solar module, the system will incorporate a perovskite-based solar module. The perovskite PV module will be developed using the MET expertise in the production of sols-gels and aerogels, adopting a more efficient TiO2 aerogel and a conductive transparent contact. It is expected that collaboration with scientists will solve the instability of the perovskite module and other related issues. The company will allocate its existing infrastructure for experimental product development and production, as well as demonstration activities.
The project includes the following key Research and Experimental Development activities: inspecting the concept of autonomous multifunctional lighting pole with an integrated new generation solar modules system, prototype creation, testing and evaluation.