The CSP ERANET 1st Cofund Joint Call was launched on the 7 October, 2019. It counted with the participation of 11 Funding Agencies from 8 EU and Associated countries and a total budget of €13 million.
Six proposals were submitted by June 19, 2020, end date of the full proposal stage. The overall costs of the proposals summed €13,164,516, requesting €9,270,768 of funding to the participating agencies. During the Expert Panel Meeting of October, 19, the final ranking list of the proposals was decided on the basis of the evaluation results and a discussion of the scores and comments per criteria, as well as the overall scores of each of the proposals.
The Call Steering Committee Meeting took place on October, 26, following the Expert Panel Meeting. During this meeting, the ranking list was discussed and a decision on which proposals would be funded was taken, based on the available national budgets and the requested funding from the partners in the proposals. It was decided during the meeting that all the ranked six projects would be funded, with a total requested funding of €9,270,768, which is 70.42% of the total project costs.
European Parabolic Trough with Molten Salt (EuroPaTMoS)
EuroPaTMoS pulls together the European expertise and testing infrastructure for parabolic trough (PTC) with molten salt (MS), to accelerate transfer of technology from R&D to commercial deployment.
Advanced thermocline concepts for thermal energy storage for CSP (NEWCLINE)
Thermocline is a cost efficient thermal storage system able to reduce capital costs up to 40%. The objective of NEWCLINE is to develop new thermocline concepts that can be applicable to different CSP plants (PT, CR, LF).
INNOvative SOLar micro-TES with high-POWER density (InnoSolPower)
The InnoSolPower project aims to demonstrate a novel concept of an efficient, low-cost, low temperature, high energy density micro-thermal energy storage (μTES) dedicated to concentrated solar power (CSP) systems.
High performance parabolic trough collector and innovative silicone fluid for CSP power plants.(Si-CO)
The Si-CO project aims to techno-economically demonstrate a new optimized and large-scale parabolic trough collector (Si-PTC) design that operates using HELISOL®XLP at 430ºC, a siliconebased heat transfer fluid (Si-HTF).
Thermal Energy Storage for On-demand Solar Trigeneration (TES4Trig)
TES4Trig aims at unifying the strategies established at the EU SET plan for CSP into a single innovative CCHP system driven by solar parabolic trough collectors (PTCs), based on the integration of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and Ejector Cooling Cycle (ECC) with a cost-effective TES system.
Techno-economical evaluation of different thermal energy storage concepts for CSP plants (CSPplus)
The aim of CSPplus project is to develop a new tool capable of fully identify, develop, and compare new storage concepts in an easy manner, providing a reliable and cost- effective solution based on the specific conditions of each possible scenario.