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Digital tools for CSP and solar thermal plants

Expected Outcome:

Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:

  • Improved performance of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.
  • Improved performance of concentrated and/or non-concentrated solar thermal heat and/or cold plants.
  • Reduced operation and maintenance costs of CSP plants.
  • Reduced operation and maintenance costs of concentrated and/or non-concentrated solar thermal heat and/or cold plants.
  • Reinforced role of CSP plants in the power market.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Achievement of the CSP targets of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan.

Scope:

Support will be given to the innovative application of digital tools (or to the application of innovative digital tools, or both) in CSP and/or concentrated solar thermal heat and/or cold and/or non-concentrated solar thermal heat and/or cold plants. Any type of application of the digital tools is in the scope (e.g., component control, performance measurement, self-diagnostic, ancillary services to the power system, digital twins, etc.). Artificial intelligence techniques are also in the scope.

Proposals are expected to bring and demonstrate measurable benefits of the proposed digital tools in terms of operation, maintenance, and flexibility of the plant.

Where applicable, the digital tools should support night baseload generation from thermal energy storage.

Where applicable, the demonstration should span a continuous interval of at least six months covering all possible incidence angles of the direct solar radiation.

Specific Topic Conditions:

Activities are expected to achieve TRL 7-8 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.

General Information

Call Type
EU Horizon Europe
Eligible Country/ies
EU + Horizon Europe associated countries
Call Identifier (if any)
HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-01
Expected Outcome or Impact
Expected Outcome:
Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:

- Improved performance of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.
- Improved performance of concentrated and/or non-concentrated solar thermal heat and/or cold plants.
- Reduced operation and maintenance costs of CSP plants.
- Reduced operation and maintenance costs of concentrated and/or non-concentrated solar thermal heat and/or cold plants.
- Reinforced role of CSP plants in the power market.
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
- Achievement of the CSP targets of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan.
Target Groups
Research Institutes, Academia, Small- and Medium Enterprises, Industry, Non-government organisations, Start-Ups
Submission Deadlines
Single fixed deadline
(Next) Submission Deadline
21 January 2024
Type of Funding Instrument
Collaborative Projects / Consortia
Max. funding amount per project [EURO]
3,000,000 €
Overall budget for all projects [EURO]
6,000,000 €

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