TSK Electronics & Electricity and TSK Flagsol are involved in a project to develop an innovative solar thermal plant configuration concept that will have greater global efficiency and be more reliable and manageable, and more competitive as regards the energy market.
High temperature thermal utilization of concentrated solar energy is an increasingly competitive alternative in the world energy market.
In this context, May 2015 will see the kick-off of the CAPTure research project (acronym for "Competitive Solar Power Towers"), an initiative funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and in fact the only one selected for the development of concentrated solar energy technology within the theme "Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating / cooling".
The objective of the project is to significantly reduce the costs of this energy (LCOE) through the development of an innovative concept of plant configuration (multi-tower decoupled combined cycle) and the corresponding components. This novel concept gives rise to a plant with greater global efficiency, that will be more reliable and manageable, and thus much more competitive on the energy market.
The project will last four years, during which the work of TSK and TSK Flagsol will focus mainly on the integration of all elements of the prototype, as well as on the purchase and scale construction of the same, including the development of the heliostat on a reduced scale.
The project is led by the National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER-CIEMAT) and includes 12 other organizations from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland.
This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 640905