Skip to main content

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-2015

See other projects for this call

Sub call

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage

Coordinator

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

See on map

Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

BRIGHTSOURCE INDUSTRIES ISRAEL LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 1 460 375,00
Address
Kiryat Mada 11, Amot Building, Har Hotzvim
91450 Jerusalem

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 625 875,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 547 253,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 073 816,25
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FLABEG FE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 50 415,18
Address
Glaserstrasse 1
93437 Furth Im Wald

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberpfalz Cham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 606,50
MOROCCAN FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE INNOVATION AND RESEARCHFONDATION MASCIR
Morocco
Net EU contribution
€ 204 750,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DECHEMA-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT STIFTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 524 312,50
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt

See on map

Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 198 375,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE PERPIGNAN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 122 356,25
Address
Avenue Paul Alduy 52
66860 Perpignan

See on map

Region
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Pyrénées-Orientales
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 828 321,25
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 498 000,00
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CORNING SAS

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 103 977,73
Address
Avenue De Valvins 7 Bis
77920 Samois Sur Seine

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-et-Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 44 561,88
SOLTIGUA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 403 900,00
Address
Via Roma 54
47035 Gambettola

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Forlì-Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 173 100,00
VALLOUREC TUBES FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 236 249,65
Address
27 Avenue Du General Leclerc
92100 Boulogne-billancourt

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 249,85
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 200 408,35
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGC GLASS EUROPE SA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 258 125,00
Address
Avenue Jean Monnet 4
1348 Louvain-la-neuve

See on map

Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 110 625,00