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 the form here.
A Joint LinkedIn groups has been created to communicate the ongoing activities and disseminate the results of the Concentrated Solar Power projects CAPTure, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC and WASCOP, funded by Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) under the H2020 funding programme. Join the Group through this link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13519618
MOSAIC was presented by Marcelino Sánchez (CENER) in the launching meeting of the working group for Concentrating Technologies of the Spanish Technological Platform (SOLARCONCENTRA) on 27th of April 2017 in Madrid (Spain). The innovative approach of the fixed hemispheric semi-Fresnel solar field and a high temperature mobile receiver has attracted the attention of audience. Other CSP H2020 projects have been also presented in the event such as STAGE-STE, CAPTure, PreFlexMS, and WASCOP.
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!
The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW 2017) is an initiative of the European Commission that will take place 19 – 25 June 2017. During the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week, public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses, and private consumers will have the chance to exchange ideas about providing secure, clean and efficient energy. Events organised as part of the week will include the annual Policy Conference on sustainable energy as well as networking opportunities and an awards ceremony for energy-saving initiatives.
On 24th November 2016, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) hosted a H2020 Coordinators’ Workshop on Concentrated Solar Power. The aim of the workshop is to investigate potential synergies between projects in the area of Concentrated Solar Power. Project Coordinator (Cristobal Villasante) and Dissemination Leader (Fabrizio Perrotta) presented the project concept and the dissemination and communication strategy. Furthermore, they participated in the group discussions to identify potential synergies and overlaps. The main follow up actions after the workshop are:
- Background and methodology benchmark between Sister projects
- Conjoint training, summer schools and workshops
- Common booth in key CSP conferences and events
- Increasing the stakeholders’ identification and involvement
Kick-off meeting of MOSAIC project took place in Eibar (SPAIN), on 1 – 2 December, 2016. The partners discussed technical issues relevant to the upcoming project activities and potential dissemination and exploitation routes. An outcome of this project will be the design, manufacturing and validation of an innovative CSP concept that will have low implementation costs at the highest plant efficiencies, compared to the current state-of-the-art technologies, and that will reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). Press release of the meeting is available HERE. Stay tuned for the incoming news on the MOSAIC project!