Inaventa Solar and IFE develop a digital twin to optimize the production of solar collectors
Inaventa Solar is now in the process of completing a new production line for solar collectors based on high performance polymers (HPP) at our factory at Jevnaker, 70 km north of Oslo. The solar collectors are lightweight, can be produced in any length, and are specifically designed for aesthetic building integration. Making solar collectors in high-performing polymer materials, however, places great demands on both production equipment and control systems, and we are dependent on continuous process optimization and a high degree of digitization. Introducing a digital twin - ie, a virtual copy of the entire production line - will be the next step in our digitization process, enabling real-time prediction, optimization and improved decision-making. The digital twin will be connected to the production line's own control system and ensure an even more cost-effective and sustainable solar collector production process.