CAPTURE: Competitive solar power towers.


Projects financed by the European Union (H2020)

Renewable Power


The main objective of the CAPTURE project is to reduce the costs of solar thermal power plants by implementing an innovative plant configuration. The configuration is based on several independent towers that operate with air at 1100 °C, each one coupled to a Brayton cycle. The waste heat from these cycles is used to store thermal energy, which will feed a Rankine cycle. A prototype will be built at the Solar Plataform of Almeria to test the validity of the system. Throughout the project, all the components required to operate the plant will be developed: receiver, regenerators and heliostat.