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Raising the Lifetime of Functional Materials for Concentrated Solar Power Technology

Objective

RAISELIFE focuses on extending the in-service lifetime of five key materials for concentrated solar power technologies: 1) protective and anti-soiling coatings of primary reflectors, 2) high-reflective surfaces for heliostats, 3) high-temperature secondary reflectors, 4) receiver coatings for solar towers and line-focus collectors, 5) corrosion resistant high-temperature metals and coatings for steam and molten salts.
The project brings together a broad consortium formed of industry partners, SMEs and research institutes of the concentrating solar thermal and material science sector. The scope has been significantly shaped by the leading EPC of solar tower technology, BrightSource, who constructed Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar tower plant. This unique constellation permits a direct transfer of the obtained results in RAISELIFE into new commercial solar thermal power plant projects within less than 5 years and helps to solve urgent matters of current commercial power plants (e.g. the high temperature oxidation of absorber coatings on metallic tower receivers). For this purpose several TRL6 functional materials are being tested in accelerated climate chamber tests, field-tests under elevated solar flux and in-service in BSIIs power plants, with the final goal of increasing durability and performance and in consequence reducing CAPEX and OPEX. We project that commercial implementation of the subject technologies could account for as much as 2.5-3 euro-cent Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) reduction per kWh of electricity produced for solar tower technology between 2015 and 2020.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/solar radiation
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 581 086,84

Participants (14)

BRIGHTSOURCE INDUSTRIES ISRAEL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 460 375
Address
Kiryat Mada 11, Amot Building, Har Hotzvim
91450 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 547 253,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 073 816,25
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FLABEG FE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 415,18
Address
Glaserstrasse 1
93437 Furth Im Wald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOROCCAN FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE INNOVATION AND RESEARCHFONDATION MASCIR
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 204 750
Address
Rue Mohamed Al Jazouli
10100 Rabat
Activity type
Research Organisations
DECHEMA-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 524 312,50
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 320 731,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 828 321,25
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 000
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CORNING SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 103 977,73
Address
Avenue De Valvins 7 Bis
77920 Samois Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLTIGUA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 403 900
Address
Via Roma 54
47035 Gambettola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALLOUREC TUBES FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 236 249,65
Address
27 Avenue Du General Leclerc
92100 Boulogne-billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 200 408,35
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGC GLASS EUROPE SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 258 125
Address
Avenue Jean Monnet 4
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)