Since February 2016, a new CSP micro-power plant called “MicroSol-R” is in operation at PROMES-CNRS. This platform aims at developing research and innovation in the field of heat transfer fluids, thermal energy storage, solar thermal power conversion at small scale, power plant operation strategy, etc. In addition, it was designed to be a useful tool for training. MicroSol-R is a versatile facility open to collaboration with industry and laboratories. This paper presents the facility and first results after one year of operation. The performances and characteristics of the solar field, the thermocline heat storage and the organic Rankine cycle are presented.
MicroSol-R: Versatile solar facility for research and industry
Nicolas Boullet, Florent Lecat, Thomas Fasquelle, Gilles Flamant, Jérôme Blanc, Pierre Larnicol; MicroSol-R: Versatile solar facility for research and industry. AIP Conf. Proc. 8 November 2018; 2033 (1): 030003. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5067019
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