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 August 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.
Watch POLYPHEM final results video!
As POLYPHEM ended in August 2022, we have published a new video to present the impacts, challenges, and success of the project. The takes were made by all partners all…
POLYPHEM article in European Energy Innovation magazine
The POLYPHEM project was featured in the Autumn 2021 edition of the magazine of European Energy Innovation. Read more about it!
The POLYPHEM project is now over!
After 53 months of collaborative research, POLYPHEM came to an end on 31 August 2022. We would like to thank all the partners for working together on this important project…
POLYPHEM Final Project meeting and Infoday
The POLYPHEM Final project meeting and infoday was organised on the 5th and 6th of July 2022.