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Thermionic Energy Conversion & Storage Applied to Sunlight: Taking Concentrating Solar Power to the next level

Project description

New frontiers for concentrated solar power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) plays a key role in a decarbonised economy. Despite its potential in large, centralised plant scales, process economics renders the technology unsustainable at smaller scales. A former EU-funded project, AMADEUS, unveiled a hybrid thermionic device that can efficiently convert solar to electrical energy. In the TECSAS project, researchers plan to develop a prototype of a hybrid thermionic converter, aiming at a maximum energy conversion efficiency from 20 % to 45 %, to be utilised in CSP technology in the near future. TECSAS will evaluate the technological and business feasibility of downscaled CSP plants powered by this new converter and assess plant owners’ willingness to integrate it.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-4

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 62 500,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
No data

Participants (1)

DAY ONE SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 37 500,00
Address
Viale Dell Oceano Atlantico 18
00199 Roma Rm

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data