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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.
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DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

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Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln

Germany

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 581 086,84

Participants (14)

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BRIGHTSOURCE INDUSTRIES ISRAEL LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 1 460 375

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 547 253,75

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 073 816,25

FLABEG FE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 415,18

MOROCCAN FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE INNOVATION AND RESEARCHFONDATION MASCIR

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 204 750

DECHEMA-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT STIFTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 524 312,50

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 320 731,25

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 828 321,25

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 498 000

CORNING SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 103 977,73

LATERIZI GAMBETTOLA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 403 900

VALLOUREC TUBES FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 236 249,65

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 200 408,35

AGC GLASS EUROPE SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 258 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 686008

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 368 740,98

  • EU contribution

    € 9 291 722,75

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany