CSP ERANET: 1st Cofund Joint Call


Advanced thermocline concepts for thermal energy storage for CSP


The Newcline project has been conceived with the objective of improving significantly the thermal energy storage in CSP plants, from central receivers to parabolic trough collectors and Frensel linear reflectors.

Thermal energy storage plays a key role to assure energy dispatchability. In the Newcline project, new thermocline concepts will be developed using innovative materials, advanced computational simulation tools, and experimentally tested prototypes at both lab-scale and pilot-scale set-ups.

The Newcline project pursues the successful system integration of the developed thermal energy storage concepts in commercial concentrated solar power plants, allowing significant costs reductions.

 Newcline project is supported under the umbrella of CSP-ERA.NET 1st Cofund Joint Call and by the following National Agencies:  AEI (Spain),  CDTI (Spain), Ptj (Germany), SFOE (Switzerland). CSP-ERA.NET is supported by the European Commission within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 (Cofund ERA-NET Action, N° 838311)

Consortium members 



This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 755517