next - CSP
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).
During automn 2019, the Next-CSP solar loop has been complemented with new components beeing assembled within the overall pilot. A - Mounting of the solar receiver absorber tubes at Themis solar plant B - On the picture below, you can see the pilot loop beeing...read more
Discover the scientific publications AIP Conference Proceedings produced after the SolarPACES Congress 2018. The fluidized bed air heat exchanger in a hybrid Brayton-cycle solar power plantCite as: AIP Conference Proceedings 2126, 140002 (2019);...read more
Discover the brand new timeline of the Next-CSP project which highlights the numerous achievements of the project! The system including the turbine will be fully tested by June 2020. From this moment, it should be operating! Don't forget to follow us on the social...read more