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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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 2021, POLYPHEM took part in the ENLIT Europe Conference with a showcase booth in the EU projects zone, in Milan, Italy. As a reminder, ENLIT Europe Conference…

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Watch the POLYPHEM 1st webinar!

The webinar, including the presentations, organised by POLYPHEM on « Small-scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Challenges & Opportunities » are now online!

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POLYPHEM at ENLIT Europe 2021

From 30 November to 2 December 2021, POLYPHEM took part in the ENLIT Europe Conference with a showcase booth in the EU projects zone, in Milan, Italy. Read more below!

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COVID-19: POLYPHEM is extended by 5 months

Since most facilities were closed during the COVID-19 context, the European Commission has approved an extension of 5 months for POLYPHEM. Therefore, the project will end in August 2022 instead of March 2022.

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POLYPHEM presentation in CINEA brochure

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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MEET THE TEAM: Discover work package 3 with CIEMAT-PSA

Discover the people and work done behind POLYPHEM in our blog articles series!

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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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