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.
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)
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
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.
WASCOP M12 meeting was held on 18th and 19th January 2017 at TEKNIKER office in Eibar (Spain). Coordinator Delphine BOURDON welcomed the project team and the External Advisory Board (EAB) members Mr. Juan Ignacio Burgaleta (SENER) and Mr. Luis Crespo (ESTELA). In the first day, EAB members had the opportunity to hear about the achievements of WASCOP project, presented by the different partners during the WPs presentations. In the afternoon, a session was dedicated to the EAB recommendations to partners, mainly focused on the technology and solutions proposed by WASCOP. During the second day, an ordinary general assembly was organized to discuss the next steps in the management, dissemination and exploitation of the project, and the meeting closed with technical discussions occurred to take decisions and agree on next actions for both cooling and cleaning activities. Meeting was characterized by a collaborative and proactive behavior of all the participants. Special thanks to our host TEKNIKER for the excellent organization of the meeting.
“Quenching the thirst of concentrated solar power” is an article published on the H2020 Research and Innovation Magazine related to the potentialities and limits of Concentrated Solar Power. CSP is presented as an energy source with the “potentialities to energise remote areas of the world, but it faces one major obstacle – the amount of water it uses.” WASCOP aims exactly to drop down the water consumption by optimizing the cooling and cleaning methods in the CSP plant process. Our coordinator Delphine BOURDON has been interviewed by the magazine, together with her colleagues from our sister projects MinWaterCSP and REELCOOP, in order to discover more about the ongoing CSP related EU H2020 projects. Find out more about the article here.