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 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.

PROJECT DATA

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CONSORTIUM

9 partners
5 countries

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DURATION
months
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START-END DATE

01/04/2018
31/08/2022

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BUDGET
millions €
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TECHNOLOGY

Concentrated
Solar Power

PROJECT CONCEPT

NEWS

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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…

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POLYPHEM Final Project meeting and Infoday

The POLYPHEM Final project meeting and infoday was organised on the 5th and 6th of July 2022.

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POLYPHEM Newsletter – June 2022 Edition

On 16 November 2021, POLYPHEM released the 9th edition of the Project Newsletter. Find out more below!

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Save the date: POLYPHEM Final Infoday

As POLYPHEM is coming to an end, the project consortium invites you to its Final Infoday on Wednesday 6 July 2022, from 09:00 to 16:00 CEST at the Centrale Solaire Thémis (Targasonne, France). Register below!

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Scientific Publication: Thermal storage filler material distribution for the POLYPHEM project

During the 27th edition of SolarPACES, CIEMAT-PSA and ARRAELA presented a paper about the project entitled « Thermal storage filler material distribution for the POLYPHEM project ». On 12 May 2022, the paper was published in the AIP Conference Proceedings and is now available in open access.

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ENLIT 2021 & EU Projects Zone Podcast: Interview with Alain Ferriere

Wednesday 4 May 2022, the EU Projects Zone Podcast published an interview with Alain Ferriere from CNRS-PROMES about the POLYPHEM project. Discover it below! Context From 30 November to 2 December…

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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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