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Highly efficient concentrated solar power materials

The IN POWER project aims at developing highly efficient concentrated solar power architectures such as innovative material solutions to increase the efficiency while simultaneously decreasing the energy production cost. Concretely, the project develops glass free mirrors, lighter mirror structures using composite materials, new absorber materials to convert light into heat as well as better energy storage materials allowing electricity dispatch for 24 hours.  The project will validate …

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Next Generation of Concentrated Solar Power Technologies

Following the the workshop entitled Sustainable Places organized by the NEXTOWER project, that aimed at creating a cluster and exchange forum for projects and research activities in the area of Concentrated Solar Power, a scientific paper has been published. One of its authors is part of the IN POWER consortium. Synergies and experiences were shared, common difficulties, specially when dealing …

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Meeting after 30 months of R&D activities in Madrid

On the 1st and 2nd of July, the IN POWER consortium met in Madrid for their 30 months meetings. As usual, the consortium presented and discussed the work done in each work package and the pending tasks. The project has one year and a half left to go and show already promising results that could be exploited by partners and …

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Leitat Presenting at Sustainable Places Conferences 2019 in Cagliari

From the 5th to the 7th of June, the Sustainables Places Conference took place in Cagliari (Italy), a conference for dissemination of research, collaboration, networking and the creation of market opportunities. During this event, Elena Torralba, coordinator of IN-POWER project, presented the activities and objectives of the project during a joint session entitled “New Generation of CSP technologies” and organized …

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Kolzer preseting IN POWER at Society of Vacuum Coaters Conference in California

From April 27 to May 2 2019, the 2019th edition of the Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Conference took place in Long Beach, California. During this event, Kolzer presented its capacities and its activities in the IN POWER project. About the SVC: For over 60 years, the Society of Vacuum Coaters has delivered stimulating content, mixing basic and applied research …

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Conference on Energy Storage with Renewable Energies at CIEMAT

On May 8 the CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) held a conference on storage with renewable energies. It was inaugurated by CIEMAT’s Director General, Carlos Alejaldre, who shared a report of BP, stating that the consumption of fossil fuels are still rising at a global level. Therefore, a greater effort needs to be made to develop renewable …

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Our research around the world: speeches in Arizona and California

IK4 TEKNIKER, a partner of IN-POWER, is giving two speeches about the project in the United States this week. Javier Barriga, represeting IK4 TEKNIKER, will be presenting the project. The first speech takes place today in the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting & Exhibit 2019, in Phoenix (Arizona). The title of the speech is “Spectrally Selective Coatings for Thermosolar Power …

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IN-POWER never stops: 24M Meeting

IN-POWER celebrated its 24M Meeting in the TEKNIKER’s office in Bilbao. The event took place on the 6th-7th  February 2019 and presented the current situation of the project and how all the Work Packages have been developed during these months. It has been a great opportunity to get in touch with people from the consortium and know more about this …

Visiting Concentrated Solar Power Plants during SolarPACES 2018

In the framework of IN POWER project, a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by Leitat developing new CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) technologies, Elena Torralba, R&D Researcher from Leitat, had the opportunity of visiting NOOR I&III CSP plants at Ouarzazate (Morocco) during SolarPACES 2018 technical tour. NOOR III, at 150 MW, is considered the world’s second utility-scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower …

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Newsletter In-Power

The In-Power’s Newsletter is already done! The current situation of the different work packages are explained, as well as the future lines the researchers will take. Explore the situation of this project in the next paragraphs! WP2: Selection of reference materials & LCOE model  This WP finished in April 2017. It defined the baseline Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in …