2) Testing of main subsystems and components. A novel, efficient rotary arc vane compressor for HP is introduced.
3) Integration of the µTES with a kW-scale CSP plant, incorporating a heat pump (HP) and a discharge heat exchanger (HX) that is present at an ORC (not included in the project) input.
4) InnoSolPower prototype will operate in a relevant environment.
5) Detailed cost reduction analysis and impact analysis in LCOE. The project starts from a laboratory (TRL 4) level and the consortium brings the product development to TRL 6 or higher. This costcompetitive thermal energy storage product with superior thermal performance and smaller space requirements is expected to capture a significant market.
InnoSolPower system TES will be easily coupled to a micro-CSP plant,
• Generation of electricity and heat during morning and,
• Generation of electricity and heat at evening hours, during times of low solar insolation,
• Initial capacity factor of near 30%. CSP + TES,
• Nominal thermal power rating of 10 kW and 6 hours of thermal energy storage,
• Contribution to achieve an aggressive LCOE of 6¢/kWh for CSP plants.