WASCOP M42 meeting was held on 18th and 19th September 2019 at the MASEN premises of Ouarzazate in Morocco. First day it was dedicated to the review of the project status through WP presentations and the recommendations of the EAB members. Second day of the meeting was dedicated to an interesting visit of the NOOR II plants. During the second day of the meeting, it has been discussed the finalization of the testing activities, technical and economic analysis and the final conference.
Thank you to our part MASEN for hosting the meeting!
A dedicated serie called Quenching the thirst of concentrated solar power plants of the EURONEWS FUTURIS programme has been dedicated to the cooling and cleaning solutions in WASCOP. The programme has presented the dust barriers, soiling sensors, special coating mirrors, ultrasonic cleaning system, and a hybrid water cooler prototype, currently under validation in CIEMAT-PSA facilities, as well as versatile cooler and storage tank currently being tested at CEA-Cadarache. Many of these experiments will soon be tested in working power plants in Spain as part of a further European Union project SOLWATT and could be commercially available within three years. The serie is available to watch here.
The forth issue of the “H2020 Projects Bulletin on Concentrated Solar Power” newsletter has been published.
The joint Newsletter was launched in May 2017 by a joint initiative of the consortia of the EU projects CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP. However, the clustering has included new projects and this issue included CAPTure, Hycool, INSHIP, MOSAIC, MUSTEC, Next-CSP, ORC-PLUS, POLYPHEM, SHIP2FAIR, SOCRATES, SOLPART, SOLWATT, SUN to LIQUID, WASCOP.
Enjoy reading and get the updates of the involved European projects in this clustering. Find out more about the projects, news and events here.
WASCOP M30 meeting was held on 18th and 19th September at the CEA facility of the Castel of Cadarache in South France. First day it was dedicated to the review of the project status through WP presentations and in the afternoon to an interesting visit of the CEA Cadarache WASCOP testing site, where partners had the possibility to see the versatile cooler prototype in an operational environment. During the second day of the meeting, cooling and cleaning technical sessions has been appointed to plan the next technical challenges in the project. Thank you to our part CEA for hosting the meeting!
Fabian Wolfertstetter from DLR has presented WASCOP results through his speech Soiling in concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) – effects and connection to PV at the webinar Soiling in PV and CSP of the PVQAT Soiling Group. The presentation was an overview of the CSP technology, the status and history of CSP soiling research, and a link between CSP and PV soiling rates using an optical model. Webinar has been recorded and it can be downloaded for free at the pvqat website previous registration at this link: http://pvqataskforceqarating.pbworks.com/w/file/128111298/PVQAT%20TG12_%20soiling%20webinar_2018_08_14_FIELD_OBSERVATION_SOILING__CSP.mp4)
The third issue of the “H2020 Projects Bulletin on Concentrated Solar Power” newsletter has been published.
The joint Newsletter was launched in May 2017 by a joint initiative of the consortia of the EU projects CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP.
The issue includes updates from the involved European projects, a news about the launch of the SOLWATT project and an analysis of the CSP European environment in AMIPLEXUS.
Find out more about the projects, news and events here.
WASCOP M24 meeting was held on 24th and 25th January 2018 at Hamon International office in Mont-St-Guibert (Belgium). First day was dedicated to the Exploitation Service Seminar funded by the EU Commission for the project in order to the plan and deliver a high quality of the Exploitation plan for he project results. Seminar was characterised by interactive sections which allowed partners to discuss and think deeply about the commercialization and exploitation of the tangible and intangible results. During the second day, Coordinator Delphine BOURDON welcomed to the new EAB member Luis Millan Monte (TSK) and to other EAB Members Mr. Juan Ignacio Burgaleta (SENER) and Mr. Luis Crespo (ESTELA). EAB Board had the chance to been updated on the project status and outcome and they provide excellent recommendations and congratulated with the Consortium for the project achievements!
Two public reports on dust barriers and water consumption in the cleaning activities of CSP plants are available for consultation in the SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION page. Both reports are outputs of the work carried out in the WP3 and WP4 of the WASCOP project. Due to the public nature of the reports, consultation is of public domain.
Following the success of the first conjoint newsletter, four Horizon sister projects: CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP, have published a second newsletter in November 2017 with news related to project results, dissemination events and other news interest for the CSP community. The link for the second newsletter is available here. Subscribtion to the joint newsletter is available on this form: http://eepurl.com/cOtWvj