THE POLYPHEM PROJECT


SMALL-SCALE SOLAR
THERMAL COMBINED CYCLE

ABOUT US

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POLYPHEM is a Horizon 2020 project funded under the Energy programme (LCE-07-2016-2017 - Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling). The consortium is coordinated by CNRS and implemented by a total of 9 partners from 4 EU member countries. The project runs from April 2018 to March 2022 and will receive a 4,975 M€ EC grant over these 4 years.

POLYPHEM aims at improving the flexibility and the performance of small-scale Concentrated Solar Power plants, thanks to a solar-driven micro gas-turbine technology. As a final result, the project will build a 60 kW prototype plant with a 1,3 MWh thermal storage unit and will validate this innovative power cycle in a relevant environment (TRL 5), at the Themis solar tower in Targassone.

PROJECT DATA

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CONSORTIUM

9 partners
5 countries

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DURATION
month
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START-END DATE

01/04/2018
31/03/2022

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BUDGET
millions €
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TECHNOLOGY

Concentrated
Solar Power

PROJECT CONCEPT

NEWS

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POLYPHEM at SolarPACES 2020

POLYPHEM will participate in the 26th edition of SolarPACES from September 28 to October 2, 2020. Due to COVID-19, SolarPACES 2020 will go online!

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Keep up with the news from POLYPHEM on social media!

Did you know that POLYPHEM was on active on LinkedIn, Twitter and features in a joint newsletter for H2020 CSP projects? To get regular updates from the project, follow us on multiple channels!

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POLYPHEM publications now available on the Zenodo platform

POLYPHEM has joined the Zenodo community, an open access repository platform which will gather the project data and scientific publications.

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Scientific Publication: Optimization of Solar Tower molten salt cavity receivers for maximum yield based on annual performance assessment

Fraunhofer-ISE published a scientific publication in open access about POLYPHEM in Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

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POLYPHEM 5th Project Meeting

Due to COVID-19, the 5th POLYPHEM project meeting was held virtually through an online platform on 28-29 April 2020, in replacement of the Aalborg (Denmark) event.

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H2020 CSP Projects Newsletter – April 2020 Edition

POLYPHEM was featured in the 7th edition of the joint Horizon 2020 CSP Project Newsletter, that was released on 14 April 2020.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764048.
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