• Project state


  • Type of project

    Competitive project

  • Begin date

    01 September 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2018

This project, a continuation of previous research activities, aims at: i) consolidating the successes of the already developed products by increasing their reliability and robustness and by reducing their cost; ii) increasing the overall system performance. This latter objective will be pursued through further exploration of high temperature solar receiver designs, investigation of new heat-transfer fluids (HTF), study of new concepts for the receiver and plant piping thermal insulation and by deepening the knowledge about modelling and performance control of thermal energy storage systems. The study of the systems integration and year-round CSP plant permormance as well as dynamical behaviour will also be performed.

Project responsible
  • Maurizio Barbato

Project members
  • Antonio Gaetano

  • Filippo Contestabile

  • Jonathan Roncolato

  • Davide Montorfano