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MOdular high concentration SolAr Configuration

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

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Address

Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 031 090,50

Participants (10)

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AMIRES SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 186 250

COCKERILL MAINTENANCE & INGENIERIE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 30 494,49

COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 432 487,50

FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 059 250

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 103 187,50

RIOGLASS SOLAR SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 289 500

SENIOR FLEXONICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 140 436,25

SOCIETE D'INGENIERIE DE REALISATIONS ELECTRIQUES ET D'AUTOMATIS_MES

France

EU Contribution

€ 450 287,50

AALBORG CSP AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 052 500,01

INCRESCENDO CONSULTORES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 302 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727402

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 077 733,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 077 733,75

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain