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Water Saving for Solar Concentrated Power

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.
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 004 061,94

Participants (10)

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DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 717 347,16

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 708 573,48

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 759 332,50

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 597 718,75

MOROCCAN AGENCY FOR SOLAR ENERGY SA

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 360 566,17

RIOGLASS SOLAR SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 270 667,50

ARCHIMEDE SOLAR ENERGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 380 125

OMT SOLUTIONS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 239 115

HAMON D'HONDT

France

EU Contribution

€ 686 600

AMIRES SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 217 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654479

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 941 607,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 941 607,50

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France