People who have to survive years of drought would certainly appreciate some of the rainfall that other regions of the world receive or in general to have more water resources available.
That’s why ENEXIO and 12 further organizations are partnering within MinWaterCSP to develop customized, reliable and sustainable solutions conforming to the signs of the times.
At the North Africa Renewable Energy Summit 2018 which took place in Casablanca, Morocco from 9-10 May 2018, ENEXIO presented its hybrid air-cooled condenser being developed as part of the MinWaterCSP project. Customers showed great interest as it could be demonstrated that hybrid air-cooled condensers allow for a power output increase of CSP plants by marginal consumption of service water. This is even more interesting as CSP technology remains attractive in regions with a high solar irradiation and could reach a 10% share of the renewable energy market.
MinWaterCSP aims to develop advanced cooling technologies to reduce cooling system water consumption by up to 95% relative to wet only cooling systems. The novel hybrid cooling system for CSP applications can be operated in a dry and wet mode, depending on the atmospheric conditions. The hybrid system relies on the development of three sub-technologies:
- Higher efficiency low noise axial flow fans
- Wire heat transfer surface finned tubes
- Software tools for design and investigation
These different sub-technologies are further developed by the MinWaterCSP partners until the end of the project (December 2018).
The North Africa Renewable Energy Summit 2018 has focused on the latest developments in photovoltaics, concentrated solar power and wind power in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia. The event offered a platform for stakeholders to exchange about renewable energy topics. Thus, it presented an excellent opportunity to promote MinWaterCSP technologies.
Author of this blog is: Albert Zapke, ENEXIO Management GmbH,
Technical coordinator of MinWaterCSP
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