Dish/Stirling-systems have demonstrated that they are the most efficient solar electric systems. But high system costs prevent the introduction to the market. Since the Stirling engine is independent of the heat source, the use of an additional, renewable energy source like biogas could enhance the yearly running time and therefore the profitability. To fulfil all demands of such a hybrid receiver, the use of SiC-ceramic seems to be the most promising way. The main objective of this project is the development of a compact ceramic hybrid receiver, absorbing the solar radiation on the one side and being heated by a burner wont he other side. After the production of a prototype and first tests in gas mode, the hybrid receiver will be installed and tested on a Dish/Stirling-system. An assessment on the environmental benefits and an economic analysis will complete the project, providing the necessary information for future marketing activities.
1.) non-LTE populations profiles have been generated and distributed to the consortium
2.) new complementary spectroscopic data have been generated and distributed to the consortium
3.) forward model spectral calculations have been intercompared; differences have been understood and forward model deficiencies have been removed
4.) retrieval processors have been validated by blind test retrievals on the basis of synthetic data
5.) robustness of retrieval processors has been proven by application to real MIPAS measurement data
6.) characteristics of the MIPAS instrument were assessed and described.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts