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 Webinar “Small-scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Challenges & Opportunities”

POLYPHEM organises an online event entitled “Small-scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Challenges & Opportunities” on Monday 13 December 2021, from 14:30-16:00 CET. Free registration here! The POLYPHEM Webinar is organised jointly by CNRS-PROMES, CIEMAT-PSA, and AALBORG CSP. It will address key concepts in Concentrated Solar Power technologies through different perspectives. Moreover, it aims at sharing new…

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POLYPHEM 7th Project Meeting

The 6th POLYPHEM project meeting took place on 17th November 2020. Due to COVID-19, it was held virtually through an online platform.

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Conference Proceedings: SolarPACES 2021

POLYPHEM participated in the 27th edition of SolarPACES, which took place online from September 27 to October 1, 2021. Let’s learn more about POLYPHEM partners’ contributions during this event!

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Update – POLYPHEM at SolarPACES 2021

From September 27 to October 1, 2021, POLYPHEM participated online, due to the COVID-19, in the 27th edition of SolarPACES.

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Publication of the POLYPHEM brochure

The POLYPHEM final brochure has been finalised and published. Let’s read more about it!

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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!

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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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