MOSAIC at the SolarPaces2019 Conference

Also this year, MOSAIC Consortium presence was relevant in the SolarPaces2019 conference in Daegu, South Korea. Dissemination Leader Fabrizio Perrotta was presence at the CSP H2020 Projects booth where the MOSAIC 3D Concept video were running. Furthermore, the oral presentation Design and Analysis of a Helical Receiver for Solar Bowl Systems was presented during the Emerging Concepts plenary session by Mattia Cagnoli (POLITO) and Coordinator Cristobal Villasante explained the MOSAIC concept to many interesting participants at the poster session. We are looking forward to share the final project results next year in SolarPaces2020!

MOSAIC Second Review Meeting Finalised

MOSAIC Second review meeting was held on 4th and 5th September 2019 at CENER premises In Sarriguren (Spain). First day it was dedicated to the preparation to all presentations for the official Review meeting. The second day was dedicated to the official Review meeting with MOSAIC Project officer Bernardo Abello, where Consortium presented the status of the project. Furthermore, we have also visited in the afternoon the Sangüesa CENER facilities where the excavation to install the MOSAIC prototype has been started. Thank you to CENER for the excellent meeting organisation and for the preparation of this successful meeting!

MOSAIC Concepts AIP conference proceeding

Two conferences proceeding related to the MOSAIC concepts “MOSAIC”, A new CSP plant concept for the highest concentration ratios at the lowest cost presented in the SolarPaces2018 and Nextower workshop has been published and they are available for consultation on MOSAIC Zenodo community, Repository tools (ORCID and AIP), and in the scientific publications session of MOSAIC Website.

MOSAIC Concept at the workshop MSLOOP 2.0: Key element for the new solar thermal energy plants

MOSAIC Coordinator Cristobal Villasante will present MOSAIC Concept at the MSLOOP workshop at the “MSLOOP 2.0: Key element for the new solar thermal energy plants” scheduled for the 9th July 2019 in Madrid. MOSAIC will have the possibility to share their experience with other sister projects in line with the clustering activities developed in the H2020 CSP clustering framework. More information about the workshop are available here.

MOSAIC ZENODO Community

We are glad to announce that MOSAIC Consortium has created a ZENODO repository tools for each peer-review publications, oral presentations and public deliverables. The MOSAIC Community in Zenodo is available though this link: https://zenodo.org/deposit?page=1&size=20

MOSAIC at Sustainable Places 2019 conference

MOSAIC consortium will participate at the Next generation of Concentrated Solar Power technologies workshop in the framework of the Sustainable Places 2019 conference. Fabrizio Perrotta (AMIRES Project and Product manager) will present the innovative MOSAIC Fixed hemispherical semi-Fresnel concentrators concept plant to the clustering workshop organised by sister project NEXTOWER. Programme of workshop is available here.

MOSAIC M30 meeting and CSP plant visit

MOSAIC M30 meeting has been held in Denmark at Aalborg CSP office on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th April 2019. First day was dedicated to the subsystems development, management and exploitation tasks with a short training related to the proposed exploitation methodology. During the second day, the discussion was around the ongoing prototype development and the last day we had a change to visit a biomass and CSP combined plant which it serves as a district heating for Aalborg city. Great experience! For this reason, we would like to congratulate with our partners CSP Aalborg for the excellent meeting organisation! 

MOSAIC EAB and M24 meeting

MOSAIC External Advisory Board and M24 meeting has been held in Prague at the Technology Center on 6th, 7th and 8th of November 2018. First day was dedicated to the EAB meeting with other EAB Members Mr. Juan Ignacio Burgaleta (Independent consultant, ex SENER), Marcel Bias (ESTELA), Jesús Fernández (PSA-CIEMAT), Gilles Guigan (Auroville). EAB members had the chance to been updated on the project status and they provide excellent recommendations in person and through a specific questionnaire. Second day was appointed to the technical WPs parallel sessions and the presentation to their solutions. Third day was dedicated to the prototype implementation, administrative, dissemination and exploitation activities. Next project meeting will be host by  in Aalborg CSP in Denmark at the beginning of April 2019.

MOSAIC concept presented at SolarPaces2018

Coordinator Cristobal Villasante has presented at the SolarPaces2018 the MOSAIC concept through the oral presentation “MOSAIC, a new CSP plant concept for the highest concentration ratios at the lowest cost” (IK4-TEKNIKER and CENER) in the Central Receivers System session. A large and interested audience has shown his interest and curiosity to the concept. Furthermore, the poster “Analysis of convective heat losses for a solar bowl helical receiver” from POLITO, CENER, and IK4-TEKNIKER, has been published in the poster session of the conference. Both publications will become the official reference material course of MOSAIC, which it will be updated during the project lifespan.

Study visit to Auroville community in India

The community of Auroville in India hosted Cristobal Villasante (MOSAIC Coordinator) and Iñigo Pagola (researcher) in order to study in detail system operation based on fixed spherical concentrators as the MOSAIC concept is. The system in India has been operating in a daily basis for 18 years providing steam at 150ºC for cooking menus for 1000 people every day. The system used Terminol 66 as HTF during the first years but for the last 10 years they have been producing saturated steam at 2 bars directly at the receiver. The operation of the system along a day can be seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixy719TNRcY.

MOSAIC Consortium wants to thank the Auroville community for sharing their knowledge.