After a few months of break due to the COVID-19 pandemia, the MOSAIC prototype construction has restarted during June 2020 in Sanguesa (CENER). As you can see from the picture, all five towers have been successfully erected. At the moment, work onsite is focused on the tracking system and related support cables. In the coming months, we will update the onsite construction development. Stay tuned!
An article related to the MOSAIC project results has been included in the Results Pack on Solar Heat for Power and Industry on Cordis: https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/421789-a-mosaic-of-shiny-hollow-spheres-works-its-magic-on-sunlight?WT.mc_id=exp A Results Pack is a thematic collection of project results tailored to the needs of specialized audiences who can further exploit them. We are glad that MOSAIC concept has been selected for his potentially as exploitation results.
After the COVID-19 break, MOSAIC consortium has restarted the prototype implementation with the high-temperature solar receiver and thermal loop construction, as announced by CSP Aalborg in the Helioscop news. The project has just now reached an important milestone as the receiver and skid have reached their final destination in Sangüesa. Here the items will be lifted to their final position at the top of the central MOSAIC steel tower.
Two important dissemination activities have been finalized in the last months: the peer-reviewed paper “Low-Cost Solar Electricity Using Stationary Solar Fields; Technology Potential and Practical Implementation Challenges to Be Overcome. Outcomes from H2020 MOSAIC Project” has been published in February 2020 in ENERGIES to present the potentialities of the Low-Cost Solar Electricity Using Stationary Solar Fields. And an important article “Outcomes from H2020 MOSAIC Project” has been published in the Helioscop specialized online magazine. More news related to MOSAIC results will come soon so stay tuned!
MOSAIC prototype is currently under construction in Sanguesa (CENER). The foundation has been finalized and other parts of the prototype (mirrors and structure) are currently under construction. In the coming months, we will keep the CSP community updated with the development of the MOSAIC prototype and concept, especially during the testing site. Stay tuned!
Also this year, MOSAIC Consortium presence was relevant in the SolarPaces2019 conference in Daegu, South Korea. Dissemination Leader Fabrizio Perrotta was present at the CSP H2020 Projects booth where the MOSAIC 3D Concept video was presented. 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 interested participants at the poster session. We are looking forward to share the final project results next year in SolarPaces2020!
MOSAIC second review meeting was held on 4th and 5th September 2019 at CENER premises in Sarriguren (Spain). The first day was dedicated to the preparation of all the presentations for the official Review meeting. The second day was dedicated to the official Review meeting with MOSAIC Project officer Bernardo Abello, where the Consortium presented the status of the project. Furthermore, we visited in the afternoon the Sangüesa CENER facilities where the excavation to install the MOSAIC prototype has been started. Our thanks go to CENER for the excellent meeting organisation and for the preparation of this successful meeting!
Two conference proceedings related to the MOSAIC concepts, A new CSP plant concept for the highest concentration ratios at the lowest cost presented in the SolarPaces2018 and Nextower workshop have been published and they are available for consultation on MOSAIC Zenodo community, Repository tools (ORCID and AIP), and in the scientific publications page of this website.
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.
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