NRG-ORION ensures continuous training for its human resources. Nevertheless, in addition to training, the objective of the company is a pilot application of existing photovoltaic technologies under real environmental conditions. Because in a country such as Greece, which is characterized by many hours of sunshine, high temperatures, drought and dust, pilot applications under real environmental conditions, combined with the existence of a meteorological station, contribute significantly to perfecting designs, as arising from various certified simulation programmes. Moreover, the reliability of companies producing photovoltaic systems is cross-checked.
Thus, NRG-ORION has invested about €150,000.00 of its own capital in the construction of a pilot photovoltaic plant near its facilities in Thessaloniki.
Table 1 shows that the following are monitored at the NRG-ORION photovoltaic plant under real environmental conditions:
i) The distinct behaviour of the photovoltaic panels with the same and
different technology, produced by various top manufacturers.
ii) To what extent energy production is improved using sun monitoring systems in relation to fixed support systems.