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Water Saving for Solar Concentrated Power

Objective

Concentrating Solar Power is one of the most promising and sustainable renewable energy and is positioned to play a massive role in the future global generation mix, alongside wind, hydro and solar photovoltaic technologies. Although there is definitely perspective for the technology for rapid grow, success of CSP will ultimately rely on the ability to overcome obstacles that prevent its mass adoption, especially the large financial demand and limited accessibility of water. Water saving is therefore one of the major issues to ensure a financially competitive position of CSP plants and their sustainable implementation.
To overcome such challenges, WASCOP brings together leading EU and Moroccan Institutions, Universities, and commercial SMEs and industry. They join their forces to develop a revolutionary innovation in water management of CSP plants - flexible integrated solution comprising different innovative technologies and optimized strategies for the cooling of the power-block and the cleaning of the solar field optical surfaces.
WASCOP main advantage consists in the ability to reflect and adapt to the specific conditions prevailing at individual CSP plants, unlike other competitive approaches proposing a single generic solution applicable only on some referenced cases. The WASCOP holistic solution provides an effective combination of technologies allowing a significant reduction in water consumption (up to 70% - 90%) and a significant improvement in the water management of CSP plants.
To demonstrate the benefits (whether economic or environmental), the developed system will be tested and validated in real conditions of four testing sites in France, Spain and Morocco after preliminary demonstration in laboratory environment.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 124 602

Participants (10)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 747 033,03
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 744 530,36
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 797 782,75
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 597 718,75
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
MOROCCAN AGENCY FOR SOLAR ENERGY SA
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 322 116,16
Address
Complex Zenith Rabat 50 Rocade Sud Rabat Casablanc Imm Abc Et D Souissi
10002 Rabat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIOGLASS SOLAR SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 270 667,50
Address
Poligono Ind. Sovilla Sta. Cruz S/n
33612 Santa Cruz De Mieres Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCHIMEDE SOLAR ENERGY SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 941,95
Address
Localita' Cimacolle 464
06056 Massa Martana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OMT SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 239 115
Address
High Tech Campus 9
5656AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAMON D'HONDT
France
EU contribution
€ 686 600
Address
1524 Rue De La Paix
59970 Fresnes Sur Escaut
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMIRES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 217 500
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)