WASCOP is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (GA No. 654479) coordinated by Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives from Grenoble, France. It aims to develop a revolutionary innovation in water management of Concentrating Solar Powerplants, a more flexible integrated solution comprising different innovative technologies and optimized strategies for the cooling of the power-block and the cleaning of the solar field optical surface.
MUSTEC aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the various factors that hinder the deployment of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in Southern Europe, capable of supplying renewable electricity on demand to Central and Northern European countries. To do so, the project will analyse the drivers and barriers to CSP deployment and renewable energy cooperation in Europe, identify future CSP cooperation opportunities and will propose a set of concrete measures to unlock the existing potential.
This includes applied innovation, better planning, a more participatory approach, higher energy efficiency, better transport solutions, intelligent use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), etc.