Acciona leads the Si-CO industrial innovation project, which it is undertaking with a consortium of seven other institutions from three countries that are experienced in the key strategic areas of Concentrated Solar Power technology, namely Thermal Power Engineering S.L. (TEWER); Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas – Plataforma Solar de Almería (CIEMAT-PSA); Rioglass Solar Systems Ltd; Rioglass Solar SCH S.L.; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Senior Flexonics GmbH; and WACKER Chemie AG.
The aim of the project, which will last for 30 months, is to design an innovative parabolic trough collector using a silicon-based heat transfer fluid operating at 430ºC, to increase performance and reduce costs.
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