The 11th International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit will be held on 21-22 November in Seville, Spain. It is an excelelnt opportunity to understand the future technologies and business trends in the CSP industry.
Key Points for the 2017 program:
- New models for project profitability: Monetise new revenue streams, with or without government policy and subsidy, to boost your share in the now booming CSP market
- Project Development: Hear about global developments in the U.A.E., Morocco, South Africa, China and more, and see how – and why – the planning between developer, off taker and EPC when building CSP plants has led to both successes and failures
- Take control of technology: Explore the latest breakthroughs in plant design, configuration, control systems, hydraulics, driving mechanisms and where real cost reduction has been achieved
- Ramp up to your guaranteed efficiency: Discuss ways to move from construction through the ramp up period to ensure you reach your required performance levels
- Optimize performance: Work out how to recruit, train and retain the perfect team and use predictive strategies, better systems and components to improve performance and reduce failures
More information are available here.
Heba Hashem in his article “CSP research groups cut water use by 70% in desert efficiency drive” in NewEnergyUpdate:CSP presents several projects, including WASCOP, dealing with new anti-soiling, mirror monitoring and power block cooling technologies with the aim to reduce water usage of CSP plants. Charles-Andre Lemarie (HdH) and Itziar Azpitarte (TEK) has been interviewed to present the innovative methods experiments in WASCOP for cooling and cleaning activities, showing up that the target of a 70% water consumption reduction is achievable in a short time.
WASCOP project was presented in two important scientific events. From May, 28th to June, 2nd, ICHMT (International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer) held the 7th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer CHT-17 in Naples, Italy. Charles-André Lémarie from Hamon (HdH) was invited to present the WASCOP progresses on the modeling of spraying system for aircoolers. In the same dates, Adèle Caron (HdH) was invited to present a poster summarizing the latest developments in modeling spray system at the 25ème Congrès Français de Thermique organized by SFT (Société Française de Thermique) in Marseille, France. In both events, by the audiences were really interested in the WASCOP state-of-the-art presentations.
A Joint LinkedIn groups has been created to communicate the ongoing activities and disseminate the results of the Concentrated Solar Power projects CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP, funded by Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) under the H2020 funding programme. Join the Group on this link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13519618
Following the one-day workshop in Almeria and other joint activities, four H2020 projects (CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP), have published a first joint newsletter in June 2017 and plan to continue with a further edition at the end of 2017. The newsletter presents news about the project results, dissemination events and information about CSP policy and innovation. The link of the first joint newsletter is available here. To subscribe to the joint newsletter, please fill in this form: http://eepurl.com/cOtWvj
Following the successful workshop on water consumption, a joint survey from the H2020 projects WASCOP and MinWaterCSP has been set up in order to increase awareness and share future improvements on water usage in solar power plants.
CSP plant operators and owners are kindly invited to complete a quick survey related to “water usage in solar power plants” by clicking on the following link:
Information collected will be used to develop a document guideline for general operators/users about the water requirement. Please insert your e-mail at the end of the survey to share the results generated from this survey.
The survey require to be completed less than 15 minutes. Responses are requested by 25th April 2017.
Thank in advance for your feedback. For further information, please contact Dr Chris Sansom: email@example.com
The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW 2017) is an initiative of the European Commission that will take place 19 – 25 June 2017. During the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week, public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses, and private consumers will have the chance to exchange ideas about providing secure, clean and efficient energy. Events organised as part of the week will include the annual Policy Conference on sustainable energy as well as networking opportunities and an awards ceremony for energy-saving initiatives.
WASCOP M12 meeting was held on 18th and 19th January 2017 at TEKNIKER office in Eibar (Spain). Coordinator Delphine BOURDON welcomed the project team and the External Advisory Board (EAB) members Mr. Juan Ignacio Burgaleta (SENER) and Mr. Luis Crespo (ESTELA). In the first day, EAB members had the opportunity to hear about the achievements of WASCOP project, presented by the different partners during the WPs presentations. In the afternoon, a session was dedicated to the EAB recommendations to partners, mainly focused on the technology and solutions proposed by WASCOP. During the second day, an ordinary general assembly was organized to discuss the next steps in the management, dissemination and exploitation of the project, and the meeting closed with technical discussions occurred to take decisions and agree on next actions for both cooling and cleaning activities. Meeting was characterized by a collaborative and proactive behavior of all the participants. Special thanks to our host TEKNIKER for the excellent organization of the meeting.
On 24th November 2016, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) hosted a H2020 Coordinators’ Workshop on Concentrated Solar Power. The aim of the workshop is to investigate potential synergies between projects in the area of Concentrated Solar Power. WASCOP project and his dissemination activities was presented to the audience and WASCOP representatives participated in the group discussions to identify potential synergies and overlaps. The main follow up actions after the workshop are:
- Background and methodology benchmark between Sister projects
- Conjoint training, summer schools and workshops
- Common booth in key CSP conferences and events
- Increasing the stakeholders’ identification and involvement
A one-day workshop on the topic of Water Consumption in CSP plants has been held at the CIEMAT-Plataforma solar de Almeria (PSA), in Spain on 29th November 2016.
Workshop has been organised by the two EU funded projects on the Horizon 2020, namely “WASCOP” and “MinWaterCSP”. Partners of both projects discussed with CSP plant stakeholders about the solutions proposed to reduce water consumption in the steam cycle and in cleaning, soiling and water treatment in solar fields. CSP plant operators expressed a positive feedback about the workshop and the relevance of the project activities.
A joint press release has been published. It provides more information about the outputs of the workshop and the involved audience.