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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Save the date: POLYPHEM at Enlit Europe 2021

From 30 November to 2 December 2021, POLYPHEM will take part in the Enlit Europe Conference in Milan (Italy) with a showcase booth in the EU projects zone.

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POLYPHEM 6th 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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Deliverable 3.3: Report on Filler Material

POLYPHEM has submitted the deliverable D3.3 – Report on Filler Material – published within WP3 (R&D on Thermal Energy Storage System).

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POLYPHEM presentation at SolarPACES 2020

POLYPHEM took part in the 26th edition of SolarPACES from September 28 to October 2, 2020 (online) with a presentation and a virtual booth.

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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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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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