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 consortium gathered in Font-Romeu, at the CNRS solar furnace on May 21 and 22, 2019. During this meeting, partners have presented the work they have carried out so far and discussed with all the consortium the next actions to be implemented before the end of...read more
We are pleased to present you the pictures of the assembly of the pilot solar loop at the Themis solar tower. The assembly started in April 2019. More infomation to come soon. Lifting of the particle dispenser atop the Themis solar tower The dispenser arrives at the...read more
Scientific publications: Flexible electricity dispatch for CSP plant using un-fired closed air Brayton cycle with particles based thermal energy storage system
This last paper of the Next-CSP project presents a novel power block concept for flexible electricity dispatch in a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant. The power block is based on intercooled-unfired regenerative closed air Brayton cycle that is connected to a...read more