Coordinating energy research for a low carbon Europe

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Have a look at the participants/associates

Sub-program coordinators

CIEMAT (ES)CENER (ES),  ENEA (IT)DLR (DE), PSI (CH)

Participants/Associates

16 full participants
11 associated participants

Steering Committee Members

CIEMAT (ES), CEA (FR), CENER (ES) , CNRS (FR), CNR (IT), CRS4 (IT)CTAER (ES), CYI (CY), DLR (DE)ENEA (IT), FBK (IT) , FhG-ISE (DE), IMDEA Energy (ES),IK4-TEKNIKER (ES), LNEG (PT), PSI (CH), Tecnalia (ES)

Associated partners:

CRANFIELD UNIV. (UK), CRES (GR) ETHZ (CH), UNIFI (IT), UNIPA (IT), IST-ID (PT), UNIV. EVORA (PT) , UNIV. SEVILLE (ES)

Background

The JP was formally launched in November 2011; nevertheless, main participants held beforehand a series of preparatory meeting aiming at shaping the content of the JP research programme.

The overall objective of this JP is to integrate and coordinate the scientific collaboration  among the leading European research institutions in CSP in order to contribute to the  achievement of the targets set by the ‘Solar Thermal Electricity-European Industrial  Initiative (STE-EII):

1. Reduction of generation, operation and maintenance costs

2. Improvement of operational flexibility and energy ‘dispatchability’

3. Improvement in the environmental and water-use footprint

4. Advanced concepts and designs

The JP programme has been awarded an EC grant (FP7) for running an Integrated Research Programme on CSP technologies.

Structure

sub-programmes

  • Thermal Energy Storage for CSP plants coordinated by Walter Gaggioli, ENEA (IT)
  • Materials for Solar Thermal Energy components coordinated by Peter Heller, DLR (DE)
  • Solar Thermochemical Production of Fuels coordinated by Anton Meier, PSI (CH)
  • Concentrated Solar Power and Desalination coordinated by Diego Alarcón, CIEMAT (ES)
  • Line Focusing CSP Systems coordinated by Loreto Valenzuela, CIEMAT (ES)
  • Point Focusing CSP Systems coordinated by Marcelino Sánchez, CENER (ES)

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