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POLYPHEM is a Horizon 2020 project funded under the Energy programme (LCE-07-2016-2017 – Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling). 

The consortium is coordinated by CNRS-PROMES  and implemented by a total of 9 partners from 4 EU member countries. The project runs from April 2018 to March 2022 and will receive a 4,975 M€ EC grant over these 4 years.

The main objective of POLYPHEM is to improve the performance of small-scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants and their flexibility to generate power on demand. To this end, a new technology is proposed: a solar-driven combined cycle with integrated thermal energy storage. The outcomes of the project will allow in the short term to reinforce the competitiveness of this new low carbon energy technology, to favour its integration in the medium term in the European energy mix, and to contribute to the mitigation of climate change

As a final result, the project will build a 60 kW prototype plant with a 1,3 MWh thermal storage unit and will validate this innovative power cycle in a relevant environment (TRL 5), at the Themis solar tower in Targassone. 

#SaveTheDate > Interested in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies? Join the 1st POLYPHEM webinar on the challenges and opportunities offered by CSP and the application at small-scale!
13 December 2021
14:30 – 16:00 PM (CET)
Download the webinar agenda (here)
Registration is free but mandatory (here)

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Interested to learn more? Get in touch via
Camélia Benhida, Euronovia, c.benhida@euronovia-conseil.eu

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