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).
Two important meetings for the management of Next-CSP took place in December 2019: On Wednesday 18 December 2019: the Review Meeting of the project with Next-CSP's project officer from the European commissionOn Thursday 19 December 2019: an internal Exploitation...read more
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
Next-CSP took part in the 2019 edition of the European Utility Week / Powergen Europe Conference, from 12 to 14 November 2019 in Paris, France. Next-CSP had a booth in the EU Projects Zone which showcased 35 EU-funded projects with high potential to help the...read more