A new EU-funded H2020 project aiming to unlock the potential of integrating sCO2 in all kinds of CSP plants, has launched its new logo and website with a detailed information about the project, its objectives and main activities.

18 December 2020, Genova, Italy – SOLARSCO2OL, kicked-off in October 2020, is a Horizon2020 funded project aiming at unlocking the potential of integrating supercritical CO2 (sCO2) in all kinds of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.

The new website offers easier access to not only the detailed information about the project goals and its concept, but also project reports about the project progress and results.  Besides the latest news in the field and featured activities of the project, the project will also provide a platform for stakeholder gathering and workshops. For more information about the project, we have prepared a leaflet detailing the project concept, take a look here: DOWNLOAD LEAFLET



The project has started in October and will run 4 years until September 2024.

Boasting an industry-driven Project Consortium made up of 15 international partners, coordinated by RINA Consulting S.p.A. and located in 6 EU countries (Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Belgium, Sweden) and 1 extra-EU country (Morocco), the Project Consortium will strive to demonstrate an innovative, economically viable and easily replicable sCO2 power block.

Innovative SOLARSCO2OL plant layout, coupled with fast-reactive electric heaters and efficient heat exchangers (HEXs), will enable the operation and design of a novel integrated power plant layout. The SOLARSCO2OL project will achieve a first-of-a-kind, MW-scale sCO2 cycle operating with molten salts in an existing Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. It also aims at demonstrating the use of sCO2 cycles as potential future key technology to un-tap the potential flexibility of CSP plants and reduce their Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) to values below 10 c€/kWh in Europe, with the goal of promoting an innovative power plant cycle layout not requiring water.

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