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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CAPTure at the SolarPaces Conference 2017 in Santiago, Chile

  The SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems) Conference was held from Sept ...

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First issue of the H2020 Projects Bulletin on Concentrated Solar Power is published

The first issue of the "H2020 Projects Bulletin on Concentrated Solar Power" has been published. ...

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CAPTure presented at the technology platform “Solar Concentra”

On 27th April, the project coordinator CENER presented CAPTure at "Grupo de Trabajo de Tecnologías ...

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CAPTure presented at the 12th International Modelica Conference

CAPTure partner IK4 TEKNIKER delivered an oral presentation at the 12th International Modelica C ...

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Press release – Innovative concentrated solar power plant configuration under test in southern Spain

A consortium of solar thermal electricity experts, coordinated by CENER, has started to test the key ...

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