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.
The fourth Edition of the International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC’16) aims to provide an international forum to facilitate discussion and knowledge exchange of the state-of-the-art research findings and current and future challenges and opportunities related with all facets and aspects of renewable and sustainable energy. The target public of IRSEC’16 includes all interested people from academia, industry and government, particularly, researchers, policy-makers, engineers, PhD and Masters students and other specialists interested in all issues related to renewable and sustainable energy.
The scope of IRSEC’16 covers a broad range of hot topics including renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, green energy, climate change, sustainable energy systems and smart grid. IRSEC’16 will be held in Marrakesh (Morocco).
EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) is organizing for the first time of his establishment a scientific conference. This conference is the occasion for energy researchers active in EERA, that represent more than 175 research organisations active in all fields of research on low-carbon energy, to meet and discover about each others’ challenges. The goal is to provide the opportunity for JPs cross-fertilisation, to discuss topics of common interest and input to contributing to the objectives of the SET-Plan and to the EU policy priorities in energy research. The event will also involve industrial stakeholders and policy makers in order to strengthen their collaboration with the research world. The conference will blend invited speakers, selected oral and poster contributions and panel debates to facilitate discussions and improve communication between stakeholders and researchers.
A preliminary programme is now available
SolarPACES is the foremost symposium for concentrating solar power and chemical energy systems community. Every year more than 500 stakeholders in the field join for information exchange and networking. The conference program usually contains about 300 technical contributions (oral and poster) and 30 plenary talks of leading experts in the field. The 22nd SolarPACES Conference will be in Abu Dhabi from 11–14 October 2016. WASCOP representatives will participate in the conference.
For more information visit SolarPACES website.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW 2016) is an initiative of the European Commission that will take place 13 – 17 June 2016. EUSEW is a month-long annual series of activities across Europe, promoting secure, clean and efficient energy, and connecting policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union.