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Fibre Reinforced Composite Reflectors for Concentrated Solar Power Plants

 Coordinatore EPM TECHNOLOGY LTD 

 Organization address address: VICTORIA ROAD 20
city: DRAYCOTT
postcode: DE72 3PS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Graham
Cognome: Mulholland
Email: send email
Telefono: 441333000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙414˙187 €
 EC contributo 1˙104˙000 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2011
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-01-01   -   2014-06-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EPM TECHNOLOGY LTD

 Organization address address: VICTORIA ROAD 20
city: DRAYCOTT
postcode: DE72 3PS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Graham
Cognome: Mulholland
Email: send email
Telefono: 441333000000

UK (DRAYCOTT) coordinator 209˙270.00
2    SURCOTEC SA

 Organization address address: CHEMIN DU PONT DU CENTENAIRE 109A
city: PLAN LES OUATES
postcode: 1228

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Dominique
Cognome: Pellaton
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 22794 7383
Fax: +41 22794 7360

CH (PLAN LES OUATES) participant 233˙583.00
3    AMBER COMPOSITES LTD

 Organization address address: STATION ROAD 94 LANGLEY MILL
city: NOTTINGHAM
postcode: NG16 4BP

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Jones
Email: send email
Telefono: +441773 530899

UK (NOTTINGHAM) participant 219˙543.00
4    BOLUDA DIVISION INDUSTRIAL SL

 Organization address address: "CALLE JOIERS, VIAL A, NAVE 9 17-19"
city: PALAU SOLITA I PLEGAMANS
postcode: 8184

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marta
Cognome: Mur
Email: send email
Telefono: 34938644942

ES (PALAU SOLITA I PLEGAMANS) participant 186˙294.12
5    SOLARLITE GMBH

 Organization address address: SCHLOSS DUCKWITZ 10
city: DUCKWITZ
postcode: 17179

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Catrin
Cognome: Gäde
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 0 39972 5697 28
Fax: +49 0 39972 5697 10

DE (DUCKWITZ) participant 101˙212.88
6    TWI LIMITED

 Organization address address: Granta Park, Great Abington
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Lucy
Cognome: Parker
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223899532

UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 63˙097.00
7    DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

 Organization address address: Linder Hoehe
city: KOELN
postcode: 51147

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Georg
Cognome: Böhm
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2203 6012972
Fax: +49 2203 6014141

DE (KOELN) participant 62˙500.00
8    CENTAR ZA PLAZMA TEHNOLOGII PLAZMA DOO

 Organization address address: VELJKO VLAHOVIC 18 MEZANIN
city: Skopje
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Mence
Cognome: Nasova
Email: send email
Telefono: +389 70 351471

MK (Skopje) participant 28˙500.00

Mappa


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thermal    carbon    reflective    composite    csp    advantage    greatly    weight    structure    components    saving    solar    collector    energy    fibre    surface   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The principle of concentrated solar power (CSP) is to reflect and focus solar energy collected from a wide area on to one point, using the thermal energy to produce steam or a hot liquid in order to transfer or store the energy.

For this proposal, the solar collector will be made of carbon fibre composite material. This can be designed to be stiff (maintaining its position) whilst being light weight. For a similar sized currently used heliostat CSP, the structure would be self supporting (Sandwich structure) the weight would be 627kg, giving a weight saving of 80% of the backed structure and 23% of the unreinforced glass collector.

This weight saving has benefits in terms of installation and transportation, but the main advantage of the weight saving is, the energy required to adjust the collector would be greatly reduced thus a reduced energy control system could move the collectors during service. With the metal components removed, corrosion resistance is greatly reduced. An advantage of a carbon fibre structure is the low coefficient of thermal expansion. In the areas that will benefit most from a CSP, the arid conditions produce high temperature variations daily.

The technical goal of this project is to produce lightweight yet robust components for CSP collector components. Materials and processes will be identified and exploited to optimise the product and issues preventing optimisation will be investigated and solved. This proposal will have several aspects of work. Design and production of a novel composite collector, producing an adequate reflective surface on the composite, ensuring composite supports for the reflective surface, protecting that surface, and evaluating the effectiveness of the product. Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) will be considered to deposit a highly reflective coating onto a composite that will need to be manufactured to a high accuracy (surface finish) and durability.'

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