SOLARSCO2OL welcomes University of Evora, German Aerospace Center and BUILD TO ZERO in the consortium

SOLARSCO2OL is pleased to welcome three new partners in the consortium, namely University of Evora (UEVORA), German Aerospace Center (DLR) and BUILD TO ZERO (B2Z), which will contribute to achieving the project’s goals. 

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UEvora is responsible for preparing the site to receive the components and to provide access points to Molten Salts and electricity supply in medium voltage at the facility Power sub-station, enabling the realization of the experimental components of the demonstration activities. Each component responsible needs to provide all the hardware necessary to couple the infrastructure access points to the equipment/component (e.g., medium to low voltage transformers, cabling or boards, MS hydraulic coupling, etc.). UEvora is responsible for the access and operation of the facility as to cope with the requirements defined, for each sub-system and component as well as for the overall system to be developed in the project.

The Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP) is a research infrastructure jointly managed and operated by the Renewable Energies Chair of the University of Évora and DLR, aiming at the development of applied research in molten salt-driven CSP, SHIP and thermal energy storage components, systems and technologies. Within SOLARSCO2OL, DLR’s main role is to support the dynamic simulation and control activities (WP5) as well as the demonstration campaign at the EMSP (WP6).    



B2Z’s main role is in WP6, providing the basic and detailed engineering of the new demonstration plant, the integration of the concept and equipment inside an existing CSP installation, supporting the construction and commissioning activities, and participating in the operation, troubleshooting and performance analysis along the experimental campaign of the Demo site, thanks to its long experience in CSP and conventional energy commercial plants. B2Z, using its knowledge on technology development, will be also involved in WP4, WP5, and WP7 for the SOLARSCO2OL concept integration and upscaling in real power plants and the assessment of the guidelines to replicate the project for different markets and power demands; and helping the Consortium to define the future roadmap of the technology. 


More information about the profile and role of each partner is available here.