REPORTS

WORK PACKAGES

Assessment of particle suspension as heat transfer fluid and storage material

Reports

  • Report on particle selection for solar heat capture and storage
  • Report on measurement of particle flow characteristics in long tube
  • Report on particle upward flow modelling using the NEPTUNE_CFD code
  • Report on tube wall to particle suspension heat transfer for various tube geometry and solid flow conditions
  • Report on particle handling solutions for large scale facilities

Assessment of solar fields for high temperature solar power tower

Reports

  • Report on Themis solar field performance
  • Report on Heliostat for the commercial plant
  • Report on heliostat field layout and aiming strategy

Detailed design of the 4 MWthhigh temperature solar loop and of the heat conversion loop

Reports

  • Report on the solar receiver design
  • Report on the design of the solar pilot loop component and layout of the assembly atop the Themis tower

Construction and commissioning of the complete solar and heat conversion loops at Themis solar tower

Reports

  • Report on the CAM integration in the fabrication
  • Progress report on the construction and pre-assembly of the solar unit sub-systems
  • Report on the erection and commissioning at the testing facility at Themis solar tower

Testing of the complete high temperature solar and heat conversion loops including a gas turbine

Reports

  • Report on operating conditions for stable particle flow in the solar loop
  • Report on solar receiver efficiency
  • Report on the heat conversion loop performances
  • Report on the complete loop characteristics and efficiency
  • Report on the engineering model

Assessment of the highly efficient thermodynamic cycles that can be combined with the high temperature solar loop

Reports

  • Report on solar power plant design methodology
  • Report on the thermodynamic cycles that are best suited to the solar loop
  • Report about high efficiency solar power plant performance
  • Report on power plant dynamic modelling

Scale-up to a 150 MW solar power plant – Preliminary design, risk analysis, cost and value assessment

Reports

  • Report on Preliminary design of the future utility-scale commercial plant
  • Report on scaling-up from pilot plant to commercial plant – Risk analysis
  • Report on cost analysis: Capex, Opex, LCOE – Positioning in the global energy mix

Environmental assessment of the technology

Reports

  • Report on LCA of the NEXT-CSP system
  • Report on the evaluation of the environmental footprint changes due to Next-CSP system relative to the standard system

Exploitation, Communication and Dissemination of results

Reports

  • Plan for dissemination and exploitation of results
  • Report on dissemination and communication activities
  • Final report on the project exploitation initiatives and related impacts on innovation
  • Final report on dissemination and communication activities

Project Management

Reports

  • Project Quality Assurance Plan and Project Handbook
  • First Periodic Report
  • Second Periodic Report
  • Final Report