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).

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Next-CSP scientific publication

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,...

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Next-CSP 2nd project meeting

The Next-CSP project, aiming at improving the reliability and performance of CSP plants, held its 2nd project meeting in Leuven on the 24th of May 2017. This was the occasion to present the advancement of the project and set the actions for the next 6 months. Join us...

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