FREsnel for Solar Heat with New Receiver and Geometry
FRESH NRG will target efficiency of 60% at 250°C with a Linear Fresnel Collector (LFC) optimized for industrial use. Our integrated approach will design, implement and test disruptive innovations in 4 key parts of the value chain. Highly innovative sol-gel coatings will target robustness, durability and performance (transmittance >96%, absorbtivity >95%, emissivity250°C <7%). To increase the annual yield, a LFC design with radically new geometry will target differentiation of the width of the primary mirrors and concentration factor >90 to limit heat losses. Ultra light mirror panels will target safety, durability and reflectivity >93%. Modular “plug-in” components (e.g. clip-on secondary mirrors) will simplify transport and installation.
Solar Heat for Industrial Process towards Food and Agro Industries commitment in Renewables
SHIP2FAIR (Solar Heat for Industrial Process towards Food and Agro Industries commitment in Renewables) aims to foster the integration of solar heat in industrial processes of the agro–food industry. With this purpose, SHIP2FAIR will develop and demonstrate a set of tools and methods for the development of industrial solar heat projects during their whole life-cycle. Demonstration and validation will take place at four real industrial sites, representative of the agro-food sector: spirits distillation (Italy), fresh duck products manufacturing (France), sugar boiling (Portugal) and wine fermentation and stabilization (Spain). SHIP2FAIR is a project developed by 15 partners from all over Europe and with the support of the European Commission.