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Advanced materials solutions for next generation high efficiency concentrated solar power (CSP) tower systems


NEXTOWER shall introduce a set of innovative materials to boost the performance of atmospheric air-based concentrated solar power (CSP) systems to make them commercially viable. In particular, tower systems are appealing for the great environmental compatibility and offer tremendous potential for efficient (electrical and thermal) power generation. Yet, their industrial exploitation has been so far hindered by limitations in the materials used both for the central receiver - the core component - and for thermal storage. Such limitations dictate maximum working temperature and in-service overall durability (mainly driven by failure from thermal cycling and thermal shocks). Improving the efficiency of a tower system entails necessarily improving the central receiver upstream and possibly re-engineering the whole systems downstream to work longer and at much higher temperature, especially in the thermal storage compartment.

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Coordinated by Antonio Rinaldi, ENEA (IT)

Events

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07
Nov
Rimini Fiera, Italy
07 Nov 2017 00:00
06
Feb
CIEMAT, Almeria, Spain
06 Feb 2018 00:00