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 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).
POLYPHEM 5th Project Meeting
Due to COVID-19, the 5th POLYPHEM project meeting was held virtually through an online platform on 28-29 April 2020, in replacement of the Aalborg (Denmark) event.
Periodic Reporting 1: Review of the first 18 months of POLYPHEM
The European Commission has published the first Periodic Report of POLYPHEM, which reviews the advancements achieved during the first 18 months of the project.