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Advanced Materials technologies to QUADRUPLE the Concentrated Solar Thermal current POWER GENERATION

Objective

The benefits of high efficiency concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) are well known: environmental protection, economic growth, job creation, energy security. Those technologies can only be applied properly in regions with annual mean radiation values higher than 1750 kWh/m2 per year. CSP has advantages in front of PV: possible 24h continuous electricity production, electricity and heat generation, heat for distributed in cogeneration plants. Within CSP, four technologies have been currently developed: parabolic trough collector (PTC), tower solar power, Stirling/ dish collector and linear Fresnel collector with its advance type named compact linear Fresnel collector. In 2015, there is global 4GWe production (96% PTC), almost 3GWe are under construction. However for huge deployment, a reduction of Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) is imperative for industry consolidation, when nowadays is around 0.16 – 0.22 €/KWh depending on the size plant, Direct Normal Irradiance and the legal framework of site installation. CSP main components: solar field for solar to thermal conversion, power block for thermal to electrical conversion, and thermal storage system are the key to reduce LCOE. IN-POWER project will develop High efficiency solar harvesting CSP architectures based on holistic materials and innovative manufacturing process to allow a Innovation effort mainly focus in advanced materials such as High Reflectance Tailored Shape light Free glass mirror, High working temperature absorber in Vacuum Free receiver, optimized Reduced Mass support structure allow upgrading current solar field. IN-POWER reduce environmental impact also by reducing THREE times standard thermal storage systems by novel thermal storage materials; and a amazing reduction FOUR TIMES the required land extension in comparison of current mature PTC power generation with the same thermal power output. IN-POWER solution will bring LCOE below 0.10 €/KWh beyond 2020.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-two-stage
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ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
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Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 784 121,96

Participants (10)

VOTTELER LACKFABRIK GMBH CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 070,25
Address
Schwieberdinger Strasse 97 102
70825 Korntal-munchingen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OHL INDUSTRIAL SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 125,76
Address
Paseo Castellana 259 Portal D Torre Espacio
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOLZER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 155 463,86
Address
Via Dell' Aprica 4
20158 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEMATIA TECHNOLOGIES, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 394 119,25
Address
Avda Espana, 5
23600 Martos (Jaén)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOCAD H2V SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 280,78
Address
Avenida Letxunborro 92
20305 Irun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 767 500
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 867 358,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FERTIBERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 346 150
Address
Paseo De La Castellana Torre Espacio 259D
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 571 875
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAGTEL OPERACIONES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 552 862,52
Address
Calle Gabriel Ramos Bejarano 114, Poligono De Las
14014 Cordoba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)