Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants

Events attended

Information on conferences, exhibitions and events, where SOLWATT project has been presented can be found below.

in Dust User Workshop on the Effect of Soiling on Solar Energy
Soiling in CSP: Modeling and Forecasting from Weather Inputs
Presented by Fabian Wolfertstetter (DLR)

Outcomes of the SOLWATT project were presented during the workshop dedicated to the topic “The Effect on Soiling on Solar Energy”. Half-day workshop was held as a side event of INTERSOLAR Europe 2019 at ICM International Congress Center in Munich, Germany, on 16 May 2019.

SOLWATT project results were presented through:

  • presentation by Fabian Wolfertstetter (DLR) on the topic: Soiling in CSP: modeling and forecasting from weather inputs. Presentation is available here.
  • presentation by Elina Karnezi (BSC) on the topic: IAtmospheric dust transport models and usage. Presentation is available here.

All workshop presentations can be found here.

inDust User Workshop on Solar Energy
How does mineral dust impact the power production of CSP plants?
Presented by Stelios Kazadzis on behalf of DLR

inDust User Workshop on Solar Energy took place in Offenbach, Germany on 19 – 20 February, 2018.

The event provided the opportunity to learn abour the state of the art concerning mineral dust reasearch (forecasts, measurements, products), to share experiences about dust outbreaks and how they influence operations with other users and developers and also to shape future research activities. The speakers consisted of representatives from inDust COST Action, National Weather Services, Research Institutions, TSOs, DSOs, Plant operators, etc.

SOLWATT project was presented in the frame of the Research & Development section by Stelios Kazadzis (PMOD/WRC) on behalf of Fabian Wolfertstetter et al. (DLR). SOLWATT presentation is available here.

In addition, SOLWATT results were presented through poster presentation by Eleni Karnezi (BSC) on the topic: Developing soiling forecasts for optimizing operation and maintenance procedures in CSP plants. Poster is available here.

SOLWATT - Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants
Presented at the booth of AMIRES

Industrial Technologies 2018 conference took place in Vienna, Austria on 30 – 31 October, 2018.

INDTECH is the European Commission’s most prominent biannual conference on industrial technologies and this edition gathered more than 1000 key stakeholders from more than 30 countries in Europe and across the globe.

SOLWATT presentation was part of the AMIRES booth at the exhibition, which was a side-event of the INDTECH 2018 conference. Visitors will had the opportunity to check the roll-up and other dissemination materials of the project as well as to speak with Václav Smítka (AMIRES) – project manager of SOLWATT project.

General Presentation of the SOLWATT project
Presented by Arnaud Bruch (CEA)

SolarPACES 2018 conference took place in Casablanca, Morocco on 2 – 5 October, 2018.

The event offered a scientific and technical conference program that provided an opportunity for industry, research, political and financing stakeholders and experts around the world to gather and share insights into recent R&D activities and new developments in CSP technology with a focus on development, marketing and commercialization. With some 570 participants from 41 countries, SolarPACES 2018 was a great success.

SOLWATT project was presented in the frame of the WASCOP CSP WORKSHOP dedicated to the topic of “Water Consumption in CSP plants”. The workshop was held on the 3rd October 2018 as a side event to SolarPACES 2018 conference. Presentation was held by Arnaud Bruch (CEA). SOLWATT presentation is available here.

In addition, SOLWATT results were presented through:

  • oral presentation by Fabian Wolfertstetter (DLR) on the topic: Optimization of Cleaning Strategies Based on ANN Algorithms Assessing the Benefit of Soiling Rate Forecasts. Presentation is available here.
  • poster presentation by Arnaud Bruch (CEA) on the topic: Industrial-scale Prototype of cTES for Water Consumption Reduction and Power Block Efficiency Improvement – SOLWATT PROJECT. Poster is available here.

More information on related publications can be found here.

To conclude, several consortium partners – IK4 TEKNIKER, DLR, FENIKS, RIOGLASS – presented their companies´ activities and product portfolio at dedicated booths within the exhibition connected with the conference.

H2020 2nd Coordinators' Workshop on CSP
SOLWATT - Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants
Presented by Luis Millan (TSK)

H2020 2nd Coordinators’ Workshop on Concentrated Solar Power took place in Brussels on 26 June 2018.

The event was organised by Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). It provided an opportunity to present all EU-funded projects on Concentrated Solar Power topic as well as share results and highlight challenges in dedicated field.

SOLWATT consortium was represented by Project coordinator – Mr. Luis Millan (TSK) and Project manager – Václav Smítka (AMIRES).

SOLWATT presentation available here.