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High Temperature concentrated solar thermal power plant with particle receiver and direct thermal storage
ABOUT next - CSP
Next-CSP is a consortium of 10 partners gathered to fulfil one objective: improving the reliability and performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants through the development and integration of a new technology based on the use of high temperature (800°C) particles as heat transfer fluid and storage medium. To achieve this objective, the project will demonstrate the technology in a relevant environment (TRL5) and at a significant size (4 MWth). The complete system will be tested at “Thémis” experimental solar tower facility (France).
Themis solar field simulation & interaction with the solar receiver: demonstration of the ray-tracing software Solstice
As part of the Next-CSP project, a simulation of the Themis solar field has been done on the Solstice ray-tracing software to test the interaction with the solar receiver at the top of the solar tower: Here is the link to the video : Solstice_Demo_NextCSP -...Read more
On the 21,22 of November, 2017, the Next-CSP project held its third project meeting after a year of successful collaboration between CSP actors to improve the reliability and performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants through the development and integration...Read more
Title: Experiments support an improved model for particle transport in fluidized beds Content: The upwards flow of particles in an Upflow Bubbling Fluidized Bed (UBFB) is studied experimentally and modelled from pressure drop considerations and energy loss equations,...Read more