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Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants


Development and maintenance of SOLWATT webpage

This document will contain the description of the SOLWATT webpage that will be prepared in the first months of the project.

Relevant effects of water usage in STE plants and optimizer inputs/outputs defined

This report will contain a compilation of all effects concerning water usage in the plant relevant for consideration by the optimizer. For each effect, the input/output variables and the interdependency to be considered will be described. The resulting report reflects the common understanding on the models and optimizer functionality to be developed in the project.

Dissemination and Communication strategy document prepared

This document will contain the definition of the dissemination and communication strategy and tools to be used during the life of the project. All possible dissemination routes for the obtained results will be identified and used during the whole course of the project.

Systems study of CSP-related socio-economic and livelihood issues

This report will describe a framework which will be used to assess the socio-economic impact of CSP plants on local communities in T1.2 and T1.3

Sand Barrier candidate/pre-tested design for real scale test selected

This report describes the CFD and wind tunnel work to select a preferred dust barrier design.

Experimental campaign designed (Public)

This report will contain all the required information for accomplishing the installation of the technologies, performing of the on-site validation tests and assessing of the results obtained, including also details about what, who, when, where and how the testing will be done, the material definition (bill of material), assembly, installation, setting-up, testing, validation, and Gantt chart.

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Techno-Economic Assessment of Soiling Losses and Mitigation Strategies for Solar Power Generation

Author(s): Klemens Ilse, Leonardo Micheli, Benjamin W. Figgis, Katja Lange, David Daßler, Hamed Hanifi, Fabian Wolfertstetter, Volker Naumann, Christian Hagendorf, Ralph Gottschalg, Jörg Bagdahn
Published in: Joule, Issue 3/10, 2019, Page(s) 2303-2321, ISSN 2542-4351
DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.08.019

Optimization of cleaning strategies based on ANN algorithms assessing the benefit of soiling rate forecasts

Author(s): Felix Terhag, Fabian Wolfertstetter, Stefan Wilbert, Tobias Hirsch, Oliver Schaudt
Published in: SOLARPACES 2018: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, 2019, Page(s) 220005
DOI: 10.1063/1.5117764

Industrial-scale prototype of cTES for water consumption reduction and power block efficiency improvement - SOLWATT PROJECT

Author(s): Arnaud Bruch, Kumar Patchigolla, Faisal Asfand, Luis Millán Monte, Rogelio Peón Menéndez, Sylvie Douard, Delphine Bourdon
Published in: SOLARPACES 2018: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, 2019, Page(s) 200009
DOI: 10.1063/1.5117724