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).
Next-CSP was featured in the 7th edition of the joint Horizon 2020 CSP Project Newsletter, that was released on 14 April 2020.read more
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