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

POLYPHEM - BLOG SERIES
MEET THE TEAM: Discover the Work package 1 with CEA

Discover the people and work done behind POLYPHEM in our blog articles series! For this first episode, meet Sébastien Chomette from CEA (France) who presents Work package 1 dealing with the POLYPHEM new concept and manufacturing process of high temperature solar receiver in Concentrated Solar Power Plant. State of the art of CSP solar receiver…

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POLYPHEM at SolarPACES 2021

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!

Scientific publication
Scientific publication: Emissivity at high temperature of Ni-based superalloys for the design of solar receivers for future tower power plants

PROMES-CNRS and CEA published a scientific publication and an erratum about POLYPHEM on the 1st August 2021 on the Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. The papers are available in open access. Abstract In the framework of the H2020 European project POLYPHEM, whose main objective is to improve the flexibility and performance of small-scale solar…

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POLYPHEM Project Meeting M36 – April 2021

The 7th POLYPHEM project meeting took place on 27-28 April 2021. Due to COVID-19, it was held virtually through an online platform.

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Conference Proceedings: SolarPACES 2019

Discover the paper about POLYPHEM featured in the proceedings of the SolarPACES 2019 conference (Daegu, South Korea).

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H2020 CSP Projects Newsletter – January 2021 Edition

POLYPHEM was featured in the 8th edition of the joint Horizon 2020 CSP Project Newsletter, that was released on 28 January 2021.

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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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