|Business||Period||Project Coordinator||Funding Scheme|
|Energy||October 2020 - September 2024||RINA Consulting S.p.A.||H2020|
According to the JRC CSP platform, with an increased efficiency of component and price reduction, it could be feasible that 11 % of EU electricity will be produced by solar thermal electricity by 2050.
sCO2 is globally attracting more and more industrial interest, but also EU stakeholders haven’t had the opportunity to test MW scale turbomachinery on real EU operating
For this reason, the main objective of SOLARSCO2OL project is to demonstrate an innovative, economically viable and easily replicable sCO2 power block that, also coupled with fast reactive electric heater and efficient heat exchangers (HEXs), will enable the operation and design of a novel integrated power plant layout in order to
The technological solution will be deployed and demonstrate in a real CSP plant in Spain (La Africana) and studied for replication also in extra-EU countries for example in “Noor III solar tower plant” in Morocco thanks to MASEN support.
RINA is the Project Coordinator of SOLARSCO2OL.
Moreover, we are going to be in charge of the following activities:
In conclusion, SOLARSCO2OL Project Consortium will collect all the technological and nontechnological evidences to unlock the potential of integrating sCO2 in all kinds of CSP plants towards higher efficiency and higher responsiveness to grid flexibility requests, demonstrating them on the field and planning
next steps towards technical maturity and marketability within 2030, also studying sCO2 application in other market segments (industrial application, waste heat, other thermal RES).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 952953.