Presentation on theme: "CSP Research Infrastructures Worldwide ETH-PSI (CH) SunLab (US) WIS (IL) SEGS (US) PSA (E) CSIRO (AUS) WIS (IL) CNRS (F) DLR (D)"— Presentation transcript:
CSP Research Infrastructures Worldwide ETH-PSI (CH) SunLab (US) WIS (IL) SEGS (US) PSA (E) CSIRO (AUS) WIS (IL) CNRS (F) DLR (D)
Alliance of European Laboratories for Research and Development on Solar Concentrating Systems A new step to the ERA Agreement Signature: Font Romeu, France 20 October 2004
CNRS-PROMES DLR-TT.SR CIEMAT-PSA ETHZ-REC The SolLab Members Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France ; Processes, Materials and Solar Energy Laboratory - PROMES Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany; Institute for Technical Thermodynamics, Solar Research Division, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Spain; Plataforma Solar de Almeria Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ), Swiss Federal Institut of Technology Zürich, Switzerland; Professorship in Renewable Energy Carriers
Alliance of European Laboratories for Research and Development on Solar Concentrating Systems Scientific domains of collaboration: Basic Research and New Concepts in Concentrating Solar Energy Transformation High Efficiency Solar Energy Storage and Conversion Solar Chemistry and Solar Fuels High Temperature Components and Subsystem Evaluation Flux and Temperature Measurement Systems; Solar resources: radiation measurement, DNI data and calibration
Alliance of European Laboratories for Research and Development on Solar Concentrating Systems Ways of achieving S&T collaboration: Exchange of scientific and other personnel dedicated to research and development; Exchange of scientific information; Holding joint scientific meetings; Planning and implementing joint programmes and projects; Utilization of another Partys facilities.
Laboratoire Procédés, Matériaux et Energie Solaire ( PROMES – CNRS) UPR 8521, Odeillo et Perpignan Research Infrastructure: Research and technology centre for high flux density and high power solar thermal concentrating systems THEMIS and CNRS-PROMES solar facilities, transnational access
DLR Solar Research Outdoor Test Centre: 25 kW Solar Furnace Concentrator Heliostat Laboratories: Chemical and Instrumental Analysis Optical and Measurement Techniques Thermal Properties and Porous Structures Mini-Plant-Reactors: Proof of Feasibility
DLR Solar Research Outdoor Test Centre: Parabolic Troughs PROPHIS Parabolic Trough Facility for Organic Photochemical Synthesis in Sunlight IST Solar Process Heat Test Facility Fix-Focus Solar Process Heat Test Facility
PSA Aerial view Dish-Stirling Systems LECE Two Solar Furnaces 45 kW and 4 kW Parabolic Troughs: DISS, HTF, Eurotrough y DCS- SSPS Central receivers: CESA 7 MW and CRS-SSPS 2.7 MW SolardetoxSolar Desalination
High-Flux Solar Furnace High-Flux Solar Simulator Chemical Reactor Diagnostics Develop the science & technology required for the industrial transformation of solar energy into chemical fuels by thermochemical conversion in a solar-to- fuel process that is more competitive than any other. Research Paths Research Facilities Mission Statement ETH-PSI Solar Chemistry Program
WEATHERING RI for CSP are large-area premises with outdoor labs -Strong thermal and photonic cycling -Hurricanes and hail -Snow and heavy electric storms PSA, Almeria PROMES, Odeillo
- Facilities years old - Mirror corrosion, breakage and replacement in concentrating fields -Lack of spare parts and unavailability of tracking systems -Control systems out-of-date -New technological demands and challenges to be covered (DSG, gas turbines, advanced receivers, heat storage, hydrogen, ) OBSOLESCENCE
Large facilities: The PSA example The PSA extends over a 103-Hectare estate Ha are surrounded by a 4,060-m long metal fence and the rest is delimited by trapezoidal topographic landmarks. The estate has a 3.1-km paved road infrastructure and 6.2 km of dirt roads. The electrical infrastructure is made up of a 25,000-V network fed by three transformation centres for power consumption (present) of about 350 kW to 2,000 kW The building infrastructure is comprised of 13 test facilities and 38 buildings of which 8 are for offices and control rooms, 10 are general, and the rest are associated with project facilities, such as towers, water treatment plants, solar furnace, laboratories, etc.
Alliance of European Laboratories for Research and Development on Solar Concentrating Systems RI at SolLab needs : PSA: DSG-5 MWe test facility for continuation of DISS and Inditep technology development. Budget: 20 M. PSA: Upgrading and Extension of CESA-1 and CRS Towers Operability : possibility of simultaneous multiple experimentation on different platforms; additional heliostats; control of heliostats. Budget: 4 M PROMES-CNRS: Refurbishing 5 MWth heliostat field in Themis (Targasonne) and installation of a new 10 kW solar furnace in CNRS-PROMES laboratory (Odeillo). Budget: 4 M. DLR User Laboratory: Addressing RI to deepening the cooperation with MENA researchers and clients. Budget: t.b.d. ETH-PSI: Experimental platform for high-temperature reactors and materials testing; thermogravimetry; control instrumentation for chemical reactor operation; optical measurements of high-flux radiation and temperature; chemical analysis and laser diagnostics for chemical species. Budget: t.b.d.