CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
New StOrage Latent and sensible concept for high efficient CSP Plants

New StOrage Latent and sensible concept for high efficient CSP Plants

Objective

NewSOL proposal addresses the specific challenge towards high efficiency solar energy harvesting by advance
materials solutions and architectures that are in line with those specified in SET-plan. Its main objective is to develop
advance materials solutions based on innovative storage media and concepts for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
up to validation in field of their performance by real time monitoring. This will be supported by an innovative thermal energy storage design based on the combination of new functional and advanced materials, like heat thermal fluid, sensible and latent energy storage media and insulating materials, into two innovative plant architectures: single tank thermocline storage and concrete type module. The main challenges of NewSOL are: Develop two new system Architectures: I) Thermocline Tank, (combining sensible and latent heat up to 550ºC), and II) Concrete module tank (sensible heat up to 550ºC). The scope to fulfil the challenges is to validate four new advance materials: 1) High thermal performance concrete (including carbon nanostructures), 2) Molten Salts (including nanoparticles), 3) PCMs, and 4) Filler Material re-usage.
From the careful combination of the materials solutions within the two concept solutions six high relevant Impacts are
expected: a) Reduced LCOE,10-12cEuro/kWh via higher material performance,b) New designs that enable a reduction of CAPEX and OPEX, c) Increase material understanding enabling long term performance,d)Deployment of high tech
monitoring technologies included in the demo activities,e) Environmental re-usage of materials, and g)
Through innovative materials, higher world market penetration of European materials supply sector.
Moreover, investments foreseen at prototype level will be integrated into EMSP, part of the European Research
Infrastructure Network, a research-enabling platform EU-Solaris, thus, NewSOL legacy will be a strength for the
future of the European Renewable Energy Industry.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Address

Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 188 276,25

Participants (13)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 313 468,75

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 514 068,75

SECIL-COMPANHIA GERAL DE CAL E CIMENTO, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 273 056,88

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 512 125

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 463 547,50

Yara International ASA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 140 468,13

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 363 343,75

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 463 562,50

SESTOSENSOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 131 478,38

INGENIERIA ESPECIALIZADA OBRA CIVIL E INDUSTRIAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 261 071,13

INSTITUTE OF APPLIED ECONOMICS APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 171 675

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

ACCIONA INDUSTRIAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 185 281,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720985

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    30 June 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 901 491,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 981 423,27

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal