SUN2POWER - MICRO-SOLAR CSP PLANT
Time Period: 2010 - 2014
Project leader: University of Liège (ULg)
Total Budget: +/- 150.000 €
Financing and sponsoring:
The goal of the project is to develop and install in the South of France a micro solar CSP plant. The target output power is a few kWe. The whole plant is designed and built by the Engineering Students (Masters and PhD) of the University of Liège.
In addition to R&D aspects, one main objective is to propose a pedagogical project based on a form of active learning in which students, supervised by several PhD students and techniciens, have to get familiar with the theoritical background necessary for the success of the project.
The proposed technology is an ORC cycles coupled to parabolic trough collectors. The working fluid is R245fa and the selected expansion machine is a two stage scroll expander technology.