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 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.

MOSAIC at the Second H2020 Coordinators’ Day Workshop on CSP

On 26th June 2018, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) hosted the second H2020 Coordinators’ Day Workshop on Concentrated Solar Power. The aim of the workshop is to investigate potential synergies between projects in the area of Concentrated Solar Power with ongoing RIA, IA and CSA projects. MOSAIC project development has been presented to the audience and MOSAIC representatives participated in the group discussions to identify potential synergies and overlaps.

 

MOSAIC M14 Review Meeting

 

A review meeting about MOSAIC has been held on 11th April 2018 in Brussels hosted by AMIRES and TEKNIKER at the CZELO (Czech Republic Liason Office for R&I projects). The project has been reviewed in his technical, dissemination and management progress by INEA and European Commission representatives supported by an external reviewer. A specific exploitation session named Innovation Radar Pilot action has been dedicated to MOSAIC to identify potential exploitation routes for the project.

MOSAIC M12 Meeting

MOSAIC M12 Meeting was hosted by Senior Flexonics on 15th, 16th & 17th November 2017 at Hotel Grand La Strada in Kassel Germany. First day of meeting was dedicated to the open technical discussions, second and third days on Work Packages presentations including administrative issues. Meeting was characterized by a collaborative and proactive approach of all the participants. Special thanks to our host Senior Flexonics for the excellent organization of the meeting!

Second CSP PROJECT CLUSTERING NEWSLETTER

Following the success of the first conjoint newsletter, four Horizon sister projects: CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP, have published a second newsletter in November 2017 with news related to project results, dissemination events and other news interest for the CSP community. The link for the second newsletter is available here.  Subscribtion to the joint newsletter is available on this form: http://eepurl.com/cOtWvj

CSP PROJECT CLUSTERING NEWSLETTER

Four H2020 projects (CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP) in the CSP field have published a first joint newsletter in June 2017 and plan to continue with a further edition at the end of 2017. The newsletter presents news about the project results, dissemination events and information about CSP policy and innovation. The link of the first joint newsletter is available here. To subscribe to the joint newsletter, please fill in this formhttp://eepurl.com/cOtWvj

MOSAIC M6 meeting

MOSAIC M6 meeting has been held on 10th and 11th May at the Politecnico of Turin. Partners has summed up the progress within the first six months of the project and planned next steps to follow the project’s timing. Furthermore, consortium has visited the wonderful rooms of the historical resident of former Italian Vittorio Emanuele II. Thanks to Politecnico for the excellent hospitality!