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2nd International Conference hosted by the Horizon 2020 project MinWaterCSP

Contributed by: Steinbeis 2i GmbH

From 2018-11-07 to 2018-11-08, South Africa
Saving water when the sun shines! MinWaterCSP cordially invites you to its second and final International Conference on the “Reduction of water consumption in CSP plants”. The conference will conclude its three years of efforts to promote the competitiveness of CSP plants in arid regions. The event will take place in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, South Africa, from the 7th to the 8th of November 2018 and will be hosted by MinWaterCSP project partner Stellenbosch University.
2nd International Conference hosted by the Horizon 2020 project MinWaterCSP
Following on the success of its first Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, in April 2018, this two-day conference will present applicable technologies in mirror cleaning and cooling to minimise water consumption in CSP plants.
During the conference, participants will share their experiences about the water challenges in CSP plants and learn more about the technological solutions MinWaterCSP has to offer.

The conference programme will be accompanied by an exhibition where industrial stakeholders will inform participants about their products and services.

In addition to the presentations on the second day, a site visit to the full-scale test facility in Stellenbosch will be organised, where two main aspects of a novel hybrid (deluge) cooling system, developed within MinWaterCSP, are tested:

* a 7.315 m (24 ft) diameter axial flow fan and
* a deluge water circulation system.

Experts from CSP, cooling, mirror cleaning and water technology will meet to make CSP technology ready for regions with severe water scarcity.

The event also aims to inspire stakeholders from power utilities, power plant operators, technology suppliers, research institutes and academia who are working in the fields of concentrated solar power.

Discover applicable solutions for mirror cleaning and power plant cooling and meet future business partners to face technology challenges and make CSP technology fit for arid regions!

Conference Language: English

Further information on the programme:
Project website:

About the MinWaterCSP consortium:
The MinWaterCSP consortium consists of Kelvion Holding GmbH [overall coordinator] (Germany), ENEXIO Management GmbH [technical coordinator] (Germany), Kelvion Thermal Solutions Pty Ltd. (South Africa), Fraunhofer ISE (Germany), Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), ECILIMP Termosolar SL (Spain), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Notus Fan Engineering (South Africa), Laterizi Gambettola s.r.l. – SOLTIGUA (Italy), ENEXIO Germany GmbH (Germany), Institut de Recherches en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles – IRESEN (Morocco), Steinbeis 2i GmbH (Germany), WATERLEAU Group NV (Belgium).



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CSP, STE, water management, reduction water consumption, reflector cleaning, water savings, renewable energy source, CSP plants in arid regions, mirror cleaning, axial flow fan, full-scale test facility, H2020
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