Its main objective is to develop advanced materials solutions based on innovative storage media and concepts for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) up to validation in field of their performance by real time monitoring. This will be supported by an innovative thermal energy storage design based on the combination of new functional and advanced materials, like heat thermal fluid, sensible and latent energy storage media and insulating materials, into two innovative plant architectures: single tank thermocline storage and concrete type module.
The main challenges of NEWSOL are: Develop to new system Architectures:
I) Thermocline Tank, (combining sensible and latent heat up to 550ºC), and
II) Concrete module tank for existing plants (sensible heat up to 550ºC).