On 26th June 2018, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) hosted the second 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 with ongoing RIA, IA and CSA projects. WASCOP project results and development was presented to the audience and WASCOP representatives participated in the group discussions to identify potential synergies and overlaps.
WASCOP will be present with the delegates from MASEN, CRANFIELD and RIOGLASS at the MinWaterCSP International Conference taking place in Marrakech, Morocco from 24th to 25th April 2018. The topic of this event will be Reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants with a special focus on new approaches in mirror cleaning, cooling system solutions and overall plant performance simulations. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss new technological solutions to minimize water consumption in CSP plants as well as to create networking opportunities. The event is targeted at stakeholders from Power utilities, Power plant operators, Technology suppliers, Research institutes and Academia that are working in the fields of concentrated solar power. Further stakeholders for mirror cleaning, cooling processes or similar, any users of those technologies, policy makers and investors interested in the topics are will participate to the event. Places are still available. More Information and Registration Forms are available on the links below:
- Conference Website: https://www.minwatercsp.eu/conference-marrakech-april-2018/
- Programme: https://www.minwatercsp.eu/programme/
- Registration: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/minwatercsp-conference-reduction-of-water-consumption-in-csp-plants-tickets-39299893038?aff=minwaterwebsite
A dedicated participation of WASCOP project at the STAGE- STE Project One-week Introductory Course Concentrating Solar Thermal Technologies (5 days Course; 16-20 October 2017; Location: University of Seville) has been finalised with the presentations of the “Innovative Storage Concepts – Cold Thermal Energy Storage” (WP2; T2.3 in WASCOP Project) presented by CEA and the case study “Solar Thermal Power Plants- Pre-design and Site Selection: – Other Aspects of Site Selection” (WP4; T4.3 in WASCOP Project) presented by CU. These contributions have been inserted in the Public reports D6.4 Tutorials for CSP Professionals, available for consultation in the Public deliverables webpage.
The European workshop on nanotechnologies & advanced materials for photovoltaics & concentrated solar power, organized by the EU PV Cluster, with the support of EMIRI and the European Commission, has bought together coordinators of European projects, as well as technology and market experts, and representatives from the industry and the European Commission. The workshop aimed at highlighting key results of the FP7 and H2020 projects in the field of nanotechnologies & advanced materials for photovoltaics & concentrated solar power, and identifying common R&I priorities in order to bridge the gap between the lab and the market, and providing recommendations to the European Commission. WASCOP coordinator Delphine Bourdon presented the potential WASCOP contribution to bridge the gap between the lab and the market.
Since 1977 SolarPaces has played a formative role in CSP research to spread us the technological and research innovations and deployment them at full-scale in the industry. In this framework, three scientific publications on WASCOP results related to ultrasonic cleaning, anti-soiling coating and characterization of sands has been presented in the Solar Paces 2017 conference in Chile.
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.
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.
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.
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.