Innovative Micro Solar Heat and Power System for Domestic and Small Business Residential Buildings

H2020-EE-2016-2017 - (Energy Efficiency Call 2016-2017) - RIA
1/10/16 – 30/11/20
University of Northumbria (UK)
Prof. Luca Cioccolanti
The overall objective of this project is to develop an innovative high performance and cost effective 2-kWel/18-kWth solar heat and power system for application in individual dwellings and small business residential buildings for on-site electricity and heat generation using solar thermal energy at temperature levels of 250-280 deg.C. The proposed technology will be laboratory validated and undergo filed tests on a demonstration site. The project will utilise the expertise of the consortium members in the development of small Organic Rankine Cycle plants, linear Fresnel mirror solar energy concentrating collectors; advanced heat pipe technologies for the thermal management; high performance Thermal Energy Storage systems on the basis of Phase Change Materials; smart control units for integration of solar thermal and boiler heating circuits.