Project members of the CPV4ALL project recently met for their 9th General Assembly meeting. The project progress and the planning for the next months for the CPV4ALL were discussed during the meeting.
The members met at the head offices of Andaltec and was attended by representatives from SunCycle, GL Plastics, TNO, Uniresearch, Neways and Radoud University (all from the Netherlands), CEA-INES (France) and Bühler Leybold Optics (Germany).
The aim of this meeting was revising the advances reached on this project, which is already in a highly advanced development stage. One of the main points in the agenda was the kickoff of the dissemination activities to be carried out in the following months. Rami Boutassghount, the main researcher for Andaltec in this project, explained that the consortium agreed to have the first prototypes ready before the summer break. He also conveyed his satisfaction towards the good results achieved so far.
The SunCycle SUS
The SunCycle SUS is a direct result of this international research partnership. The SunCycle SUS allows for maximum exploitation of the solar energy without the need for a gigantic tracking system. It is fitted with an innovative smart built-in tracking and concentrating system that consists of two stepper motors. These motors are guided by specifically designed software. This approach makes the SunCycle SUS highly effective while the production costs of each unit will eventually be less than that of other solutions combining the generation of electrical and thermal energy.
‘This project is committed to support the European encouragement for renewable energies. In this field, there is still a long way to go until people can enjoy more affordable equipment, which should also be more efficient to make the most of our sun’s great energy potential’, Rami Boutassghount asserts.