Work packages

In order to achieve WASCOP objectives, the work plan is divided into Seven Work Packages (WPs), each targeting specific objectives, tasks and expected results.

Work Package 1 Requirements and specifications

WP Leader: CEA


  • Technical and economical, qualitative and quantitative toolbox requirements.
  • Technical specifications for all toolbox technologies as base for future development.
  • Scenario definition, test plan and validation methods, selection of test site.

Work Package 2 Innovative cooling strategies and means

WP Leader HdH


  • Optimize the cooling strategy for heat rejection from the power block.
  • Increase the integrability of water saving coolers in CSP plants.

Work Package 3 Novel cleaning approaches

WP Leader TEK


  • Enhancement of the soiling mechanisms understanding and solar field status monitoring.
  • Reduction of the cleaning needs for optical surfaces, including reflectors and absorber glasses.
  • Optimisation of the cleaning operations.

Work Package 4 Technical, economic and environmental analysis

WP Leader MAS


  • Evaluate the economic and environmental impacts of WASCOP suggested toolbox for CSP power plants, either for the cleaning or the cooling aspects.
  • Assessment from a sustainability point of view the methodologies and solutions developed within WP1 to WP3 by the consortium partners.

Work Package 5 Deployment and validation

WP Leader CIE


  • On site and real scale evaluation of innovative cooling approaches.
  • On site and real scale evaluation of innovative cleaning approaches.
  • Providing experimental performance and water consumption data associated to each technology to assess the different specific models and systems developed.
  • Evaluation synthesis of all the saving water tools tested within this WP.

Work Package 6 Public awareness and results exploitation

WP Leader AMI


  • Increase public awareness of the potential of concentrated solar power technologies and their application.
  • Introduce training for CSP professionals and prepare educational tutorials for students, technicians and engineers.
  • Develop a new business model for WASCOP toolbox.
  • Manage the collective impact of the consortium throughout the course of the project.
  • Contribute to new and on-going international standardization efforts on energy management.

Work Package 7 Management and coordination

WP Leader CEA


  • Coordinating the actions of participants and progress monitoring for achievements of project goals.
  • Financial and administrative management.
  • Reliable interface to the EC services.
  • Due reporting of consortium activities and achievements.