|Title of Profil||Solar Receiver for Concentrated Solar applications
12 CY 0641 3OIK
|Country of origin||Cyprus|
|Entry/Update||2012-03-21 / 2012-06-18|
|Status||Sorry, this request has already been solved by the Enterprise Europe Network! (2012-07-15) |
AbstractA research institution based in Cyprus is looking for a solar thermal receiver to be incorporated in a small-scale (a few tenths of KW) solar thermal demonstration unit which is constructed as part of an EU funded project. The solar receiver should incorporate a working fluid for heat transfer capable of acting as a storage medium (e.g. oil, molten salt, etc). The receiver sought should be at an advanced level of maturity, ie at least at a prototype construction level.
The research institution is creating a small solar thermal co-generations unit for electricity and water desalination as a demonstrator of the technology's viability and suitability for Mediterranean islands and coastal areas. The project is funded under the INTERREG III Greece-Cyprus programme. The request at hand involves the commissioning of the receiver component of the solar thermal unit, which currently does not exist as a commersially available product, at least not at the required scale. The research institution is therefore interested in the design and construction of a receiver system to be incorporated into the demonstrator. Since a flat-type tube collector is deemed most suitable, modification of similar technologies to satisfy the requested operational parameters is also possible.
Technical Specifications / Specific technical requirements:
The solar receiver sought should ideally be a flat-type tube collector, through the tube system of which a suitable heat transfer fluid is circulated, capturing heat and transferring thermal energy in a heat storage chamber. Preferably, the heat storage medium and the heat transfer fluid are the same. The working temperature of the heat transfer fluid should be around 300-400 C. The maximum pressure of the heat transfer fluid loop should not exceed 10 bar, and ideally this loop should be unpressurized. The flat plate should receive solar energy which is concentrated by a number of heliostats delivering an average of 40kW thermal power to the flat plate. The maximum expected concentration ratio is 30, while at typical operating conditions the concentration ratio is 23. The dimensions of the flat plate receiver should be ideally 1.5x1.5 m2.
- Heat storage
- Heat exchangers
- Solar/Thermal energy
- Joint further development
- Adaptation to specific needs
- Absolutely novel process
Type of partner sought: Industry and/or research organisation
Specific area of activity of the partner: Manufacturer of solar, thermal or other relevant components
Task to be performed by the partner sought: To design, construct and install the required solar receiver in Cyprus
Research institute/University Org. Size: 50-249
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