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TCSPower: Thermochemical energy storage for Concentrated Solar Power plants

European Project corresponding to the call FP7-ENERGY-2011-1 (Topic: ENERGY.2011.2.5-1) of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

The overall objective of the project is to realise a new efficient, reliable and economic thermochemical energy storage for concentrated solar power plants, which has the capability to contribute significantly to further cost reduction of regenerative electricity production and to widen its applicability towards intermedi-ate-load and even base load power supply. The scientific challenges in the field of medium and high temperature thermochemical storage development are concentrated in three areas of research: (1) chemical reaction system and storage material issues, (2) design of the TCS reactor taking heat and mass transport aspects in combination with reaction kinetics into account, (3) system integration of the TCS system into the CSP plant. All three areas are focused by the proposed TCSPower project.

Partners: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) (Coordinator); Siemens CSP (SCSP); Bühler AG (BUHL); Eramet et Comilog Chemicals, S.A. (RHM); IMDEA Energy Institute (IMDEA); Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI); Universität Siegen (USIEGEN)
Funding Institution/Program: European Union/ FP7-Cooperation. Call identifier: ENERGY-2011-1 (Topic: ENERGY.2011.2.5-1)
Period: November 2011-April 2015
Principal researcher: Manuel Romero

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