The Competitive Solar Power Towers Project

The main objective of the Competitive Solar Power Towers (CAPTure) project is to increase plant efficiencies and reduce levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) by developing all relevant components that allow implementing an innovative plant configuration. This plant configuration is based on a multi-tower decoupled advanced solar combined cycle (DSCC) approach that not only increases cycle efficiencies but also avoids frequent transients and inefficient partial loads, thus maximising overall efficiency, reliability as well as dispatchability, all of which are important factors directly related to cost competitiveness on the power market.

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Competititve Solar Power Towers at Powergen & European Utility

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CAPTure Testing in a “real world” environment

By the end of 2019 the testing of the CAPTure prototype started at Plataforma Solar de Almería. ...

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Watch the video of CAPTure at Powergen Europe & European Utility Week 2019

From the 12 to the 14 November 2019 CAPTure - Competitive Solar Power Towers project participated ...

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CAPTure WORKSHOP at the European Utility Week & Powergen Europe 2019

CAPTure at Bridge's Storage session -14 November 2019       From the 12 to the 14 November 201 ...

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POWERGEN 2019 is co-located with the European Utility Week 2019  and CAPTure project has taken ...

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CAPTure at MSLOOP Workshop on “Key elements for the new solar thermal energy plants”

CAPture's coordinator, CENER, presented an overview of the project during the dissemination workshop ...

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