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.
Fields of science
- social scienceseconomics and businesseconomics
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsenergy conversion
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsrenewable energysolar energyphotovoltaic
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsrenewable energysolar energyconcentrated solar power
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Funding SchemeCSA-LSP - Coordination and support action Lump sum
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.