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.
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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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.
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).