WASCOP Second Review Meeting and prototype demonstrations

WASCOP M36 and Second review meeting was held on 11th and 12th March 2019 at OMT premises located at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (Netherlands). First day it was dedicated to the preparation to all presentations for the official Review meeting and the GA meeting. The second day was dedicated to the official Review meeting with WASCOP Project officer Sebastien Mortier where Consortium presented the status of the project and the demonstration of the low cost and soling sensors prototypes. Thank you to OMT for the excellent meeting organisation and for the preparation of this successful meeting!

THE FORTH NEWSLETTER OF THE H2020 PROJECTS ON CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!

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 in Cadarache

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!

WASCOP at Webinar Soiling in PV and CSP

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 newsletter of the H2020 Projects on Concentrated Solar Power is online!

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 and Exploitaion Seminar

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!

Second CSP PROJECT CLUSTERING NEWSLETTER

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

WASCOP cooling and cleaning methods reported in NewEnergyUpdate article

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.