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MOdular high concentration SolAr Configuration

Objective

MOSAIC project aims to exceed the goal of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan - European Commission of producing CSP electricity at a cost below 0.10 €/kWh. To exceed this goal a commercial CSP plant of > 1GW of nominal capacity is foreseen, in which high nominal capacity of CSP plant is reached in a modular way where each MOSAIC module delivers thermal energy to linked thermal energy storage systems that supply their energy to a high capacity power block (>1GW). This modular configuration guarantees reliability, flexibility and dispatchability according to the needs of the electrical grid while reduces significantly the specific cost of the Power block (€/MW installed).
Each MOSAIC module consists of an innovative fixed spherical mirror concentrator arranged in a semi-Fresnel manner and an actuated receiver based on a low cost closed loop cable tracking system. This configuration reduces the moving parts of the whole system decreasing solar field cost while keeping high concentration ratios. This will assure high working temperatures thus high cycle efficiencies and a cost effective use of thermal storage systems.
Energy from the sun is collected, concentrated and transferred to the heat transfer fluid at module level where, due to the modular concept, distances from the solar concentrator to the receiver are much shorter that those typical from solar tower technologies. As a result, the efficiency of energy collection is maximized, atmospherical attenuation is minimized and accuracy requirements can be relaxed.
All these technical benefits contribute to a much lower capital cost of the whole system while keeping efficiency and reliability. This has consequently a strong impact in the final cost of electricity production. First figures show LCOE estimated values below 0.10€/kWh for CSP power plants of 100 MW nominal power based in MOSAIC concept, additional cost reductions are expected for greater capacities (>1GW) exceeding the goal of the SET plan

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 031 090,50

Participants (10)

AMIRES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 186 250
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COCKERILL MAINTENANCE & INGENIERIE

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 30 494,49
Address
Avenue Adolphe Greiner 1
4100 Seraing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 432 487,50
Address
Calle Cardenal Marcelo Spinola N 10
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 059 250
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 187,50
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIOGLASS SOLAR SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 500
Address
Poligono Ind. Sovilla Sta. Cruz S/n
33612 Santa Cruz De Mieres Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENIOR FLEXONICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 436,25
Address
Frankfurter Street 199
34121 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE D'INGENIERIE DE REALISATIONS ELECTRIQUES ET D'AUTOMATIS_MES
France
EU contribution
€ 450 287,50
Address
69, Rue De L'industrie, Zi De Melou
81100 Castres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG CSP AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 052 500,01
Address
Hjulmagervej 55
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INCRESCENDO CONSULTORES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 250
Address
Calle San Victor 1, 1A
41005 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)