Outcomes of the MOSAIC project were presented during the workshop dedicated to the topic “Materials & Processes for Thermal Solar System”. Half-day online workshop was organized within the framework of H2020 funded project IN POWER on 27 October 2020.
MOSAIC project results were presented through presentation by Cristobal Villasante (TEKNIKER) on the topic TEKNIKER’s approach to the technological challenges of CSP.
Livestream from the presentation is available here.
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!
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.
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 SolarPaces2018and 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.