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Advanced Materials technologies to QUADRUPLE the Concentrated Solar Thermal current POWER GENERATION

Advanced Materials technologies to QUADRUPLE the Concentrated Solar Thermal current POWER GENERATION

Objective

The benefits of high efficiency concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) are well known: environmental protection, economic growth, job creation, energy security. Those technologies can only be applied properly in regions with annual mean radiation values higher than 1750 kWh/m2 per year. CSP has advantages in front of PV: possible 24h continuous electricity production, electricity and heat generation, heat for distributed in cogeneration plants. Within CSP, four technologies have been currently developed: parabolic trough collector (PTC), tower solar power, Stirling/ dish collector and linear Fresnel collector with its advance type named compact linear Fresnel collector. In 2015, there is global 4GWe production (96% PTC), almost 3GWe are under construction. However for huge deployment, a reduction of Levelized Cost of Electricty (LCOE) is imperative for industry consolidation, when nowadays is around 0.16 – 0.22 €/KWh depending on the size plant, Direct Normal Irradiance and the legal framework of site installation. CSP main components: solar field for solar to thermal conversion, power block for thermal to electrical conversion, and thermal storage system are the key to reduce LCOE. IN-POWER project will develop High efficiency solar harvesting CSP architectures based on holistic materials and innovative manufacturing process to allow a Innovation effort mainly focus in advanced materials such as High Reflectance Tailored Shape light Free glass mirror, High working temperature absorber in Vacuum Free receiver, optimized Reduced Mass support structure allow upgrading current solar field. IN-POWER reduce environmental impact also by reducing THREE times standard thermal storage systems by novel thermal storage materials; and a amazing reduction FOUR TIMES the required land extension in comparison of current mature PTC power generation with the same thermal power output. IN-POWER solution will bring LCOE below 0.10 €/KWh beyond 2020.
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Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Address

Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 784 121,96

Participants (10)

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VOTTELER LACKFABRIK GMBH CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 184 070,25

OHL INDUSTRIAL SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 67 125,76

KOLZER SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 155 463,86

NEMATIA TECHNOLOGIES, SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 394 119,25

GEOCAD H2V SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 308 280,78

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 767 500

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 867 358,75

FERTIBERIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 346 150

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 571 875

MAGTEL OPERACIONES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 552 862,52

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720749

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 822 188,35

  • EU contribution

    € 4 998 928,13

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain