Air-based Solar Thermal Electricity for efficient Renewable energy Integration & Compressed Air Energy Storage (ASTERIx-CAESar)
- Funding: Horizon Europe
- Call: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03
- Project code: 101122231
- Budget: 6.212.597,50 €
- Period: October 2023- September 2027
- Aim: development of a novel high-efficiency solar thermal power plant concept with an integrated electricity storage solution, by combining air-based central receiver Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) to maximize conversion efficiency and power grid energy management, thus enabling a new operation strategy and business models.
- Partners: Fundación CENER, CIEMAT, Universidad de Sevilla, Doosan Skoda Power SRO, Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, Fraunhofer, Clancy Haussler Rita, Aalborg CSP AS, European Turbine Network, Fundación IMDEA Energía, Innovation therm technologies SL, Pritzkow Walter Erich Christian, Diacheiristis Ellinikou Diktyou Dianomis Elektrikis Energeias AE, Engionic Femto Gratings GMBH, APRIA Systems SL, Softinway Switzerland LLC, and Bluebox Energy LTD.
This project has received funding from the European Commission – Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No 101122231