New StOrage Latent and sensible concept for high efficient CSP Plants (H2020, GA 720985)
NEWSOL project addresses the specific challenge towards high efficiency solar energy harvesting by advanced materials solutions and architectures that are in line with those specified in SET-plan.
Its main objective is to develop advanced materials solutions based on innovative storage media and concepts for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) up to validation in field of their performance by real time monitoring. This will be supported by an innovative thermal energy storage design based on the combination of new functional and advanced materials, like heat thermal fluid, sensible and latent energy storage media and insulating materials, into two innovative plant architectures: single tank thermocline storage and concrete type module.
The Materials and Coatings Laboratory is involved in WP4 – Advanced materials combination and stability, specifically in the compatibility and durability in term of corrosion of metallic materials in contact with heat transfer fluids.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720985.