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SolarTwins SIGNED

Solar Twinning to Create Solar Research Twins

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Project "SolarTwins" data sheet

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city: ANKARA
postcode: 6800

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 Coordinator Country Turkey [TR]
 Total cost 799˙446 €
 EC max contribution 799˙446 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.4.b. (Twinning of research institutions)
 Code Call H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-03
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2020
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2020-01-01   to  2022-12-31


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 Project objective

Research and Innovation (R&I) in Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) technologies promises global impacts through new and sustainable solutions to societal challenges. CST technologies include 1) Solar Thermal Electricity (STE/CSP), 2) Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP), 3) Solar Fuels, and 4) Clean and Fresh Water. Europe is currently a global technology leader in CST, and SolarTwins is designed to strengthen this leadership position. The Goal of SolarTwins is to Step-Up the Scientific Excellence and Innovation Capacity of the Promising Institution METU-GÜNAM's CST research laboratory through Twinning with the Leading Institutions PSA-CIEMAT and DLR. SolarTwins builds on several EU CST R&I networks and activities in which all 3 institutions are participating including EU-SOLARIS, EERA-JP-CSP, and SFERA-III. SolarTwins contains 3 Twinning Work Packages (WPs 1-3). WP1 contains cross-cutting activities including Joint Kick-Off Activities targeting stakeholders and External Training to strengthen local, regional and national R&I capacities. WP2 is dedicated to ESRs and contains 2 summer schools at METU taught be experts from PSA-CIEMAT and DLR, and exchange of METU ESRs to PSA-CIEMAT and DLR for training and research mentoring. WP3 is dedicated to developing joint research lines between METU-GÜNAM and each of PSA-CIEMAT and DLR. WP3 includes activities for METU-GÜNAM personnel at each of PSA-CIEMAT and DLR to formulate joint research lines, and METU-GÜNAM staff exchange to each of PSA-CIEMAT and DLR to develop joint research proposals. WP4 is dedicated to maximising the Impacts of SolarTwins and includes Exploitation, Dissemination, and Communication tasks, and a Final Conference. WP5 is dedicated to project management. SolarTwins is specifically formulated to lead to Joint Research Proposals that target large joint funding opportunities to increase competitive research funds to all partners, and result in more effective use of public research funds.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Elif Begüm Elçioğlu, Azadeh Didari, Tuba Okutucu Özyurt, M Pinar Mengüç
Tunable near-field radiative transfer by III–V group compound semiconductors
published pages: 105104, ISSN: 0022-3727, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aaf947
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 52/10 2020-03-05
2019 Murat Baki, Tuba Okutucu-Özyurt, Cüneyt Sert
Optimization of Joule-Thomson cryocooler heat exchanger using one-dimensional numerical modeling
published pages: 102981, ISSN: 0011-2275, DOI: 10.1016/j.cryogenics.2019.102981
Cryogenics 104 2020-03-05
2018 S. M. Sajed Sadati, Elham Jahani, Onur Taylan, Derek K. Baker
Sizing of Photovoltaic-Wind-Battery Hybrid System for a Mediterranean Island Community Based on Estimated and Measured Meteorological Data
published pages: , ISSN: 0199-6231, DOI: 10.1115/1.4038466
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 140/1 2020-03-05
2018 Azadeh Didari, Elif Begüm Elçioğlu, Tuba Okutucu-Özyurt, M. Pinar Mengüç
Near-field radiative transfer in spectrally tunable double-layer phonon-polaritonic metamaterials
published pages: 120-127, ISSN: 0022-4073, DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.03.015
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 212 2020-03-05
2020 Tufan Akba, Derek Baker, Almıla Güvenç Yazıcıoğlu
Modeling, transient simulations and parametric studies of parabolic trough collectors with thermal energy storage
published pages: 497-509, ISSN: 0038-092X, DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2020.01.079
Solar Energy 199 2020-03-05
2017 Ender Ozden, Ilker Tari
PEM fuel cell degradation effects on the performance of a stand-alone solar energy system
published pages: 13217-13225, ISSN: 0360-3199, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.04.017
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42/18 2020-03-05
2018 Zohre Kurt, Marco Minoia, Jim C. Spain
Resveratrol as a Growth Substrate for Bacteria from the Rhizosphere
published pages: , ISSN: 0099-2240, DOI: 10.1128/aem.00104-18
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84/10 2020-03-05
2017 Nima Bonyadi, Süleyman Kazım Sömek, Cemil Cihan Özalevli, Derek Baker, İlker Tarı
Numerical Analysis of Phase Change Material Characteristics Used in a Thermal Energy Storage Device
published pages: 268-276, ISSN: 0145-7632, DOI: 10.1080/01457632.2017.1295741
Heat Transfer Engineering 39/3 2020-03-05
2017 Mehdi Mehrtash, Ilker Tari, Serhat Yesilyurt
Impacts of inhomogeneous clamping force on local performance and liquid water formation in polymer electrolyte fuel cells
published pages: 19227-19245, ISSN: 0360-3199, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.06.139
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42/30 2020-03-05
2018 Nima Bonyadi, Evan Johnson, Derek Baker
Technoeconomic and exergy analysis of a solar geothermal hybrid electric power plant using a novel combined cycle
published pages: 542-554, ISSN: 0196-8904, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.11.052
Energy Conversion and Management 156 2020-03-05
2019 Ri-Qing Yu, Zohre Kurt, Fei He, Jim C. Spain
Biodegradation of the Allelopathic Chemical Pterostilbene by a Sphingobium sp. Strain from the Peanut Rhizosphere
published pages: , ISSN: 0099-2240, DOI: 10.1128/aem.02154-18
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85/5 2020-03-05
2018 Loiy Al‐Ghussain, Onur Taylan, Derek K. Baker
An investigation of optimum PV and wind energy system capacities for alternate short and long‐term energy storage sizing methodologies
published pages: 204-218, ISSN: 0363-907X, DOI: 10.1002/er.4251
International Journal of Energy Research 43/1 2020-03-05
2018 Eylül Şimşek, Sahin Coskun, Tuba Okutucu-Özyurt, Husnu Emrah Unalan
Heat transfer enhancement by silver nanowire suspensions in microchannel heat sinks
published pages: 1-13, ISSN: 1290-0729, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.08.021
International Journal of Thermal Sciences 123 2020-03-05
2018 M. Ocak, C. Sert, T. Okutucu-Özyurt
Effects of optical design modifications on thermal performance of a highly reflective HfO2/SiO2/TiO2 three material coating
published pages: 377-384, ISSN: 0947-7411, DOI: 10.1007/s00231-017-2147-8
Heat and Mass Transfer 54/2 2020-03-05
2018 Mehdi Mehrtash, Ilker Tari, Serhat Yesilyurt
Numerical modeling of visco-elasto-plastic hygro-thermal stresses and the effects of operating conditions on the mechanical degradation of PEFC membranes
published pages: 164-174, ISSN: 0378-7753, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.06.014
Journal of Power Sources 396 2020-03-05
2017 Rahim Jafari, Müge Kahya, Samad Nadimi Bavil Oliaei, Hakkı Özgür Ünver, Tuba Okutucu Özyurt
Modeling and analysis of surface roughness of microchannels produced by μ-WEDM using an ANN and Taguchi method
published pages: 5447-5457, ISSN: 1738-494X, DOI: 10.1007/s12206-017-1039-7
Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology 31/11 2020-03-05

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