The members of TOPCSP are among the most relevant organisations in CSP and related fields. TOPCSP will foster unique synergies between the members, making them the most suitable beneficiaries and partners to implement an excellent training programme for CSP technologies. Specifically, the beneficiaries of the consortium have been working in research on CSP for more than 10 years and are specialised in the different CSP subsystems. They are consolidated research groups in the areas of thermal engineering, fluid mechanics, structural engineering, material science and computational science. Among the industrial beneficiaries, John Cockerill Renewable is one of the main solar receiver producers in the world and Virtualmech is a dynamic start-up company with expert researchers in CSP structural simulation. The associated partners of the network include industrial and high-tech companies specialised in manufacturing different CSP plant subsystems of. Acerinox is one of the most competitive groups in the world in stainless steel manufacture. Brembana&Rolle is a leader in the design and manufacture of high pressure and high temperature equipment for power generation. Members of Solarlite are pioneering in the technology of electric heat exchangers for thermal storage and hybridisation in CSP. Synhelion has developed a cutting-edge proprietary technology to turn sunlight and CO2 into solar fuels to unlock a clean future for transportation. CIEMAT-PSA and ENEA are among the largest centres for concentrating solar technology R&D and testing in the world. Europamedia has long-standing experience in training on EU project development.
The network will train 10 doctoral candidates with the solid technical and scientific knowledge and transferable skills needed to contribute either from the academic or the industrial sector to the development of innovative technologies and so that they will be capable of solving the challenges that currently face the solar thermal power industry.
Our Beneficiaries and Associated Partners across the European Union
CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
7 rue du four solaire, FONT ROMEU ODEILLO, France
DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.)
Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Str. 13, Jülich,
RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen)
4070 Mathieustraße 9, Aachen,
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGÉTICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLÓGICAS-CIEMAT (CIEMAT-PSA)
Ctra. de Senés km 4.5, Tabernas, Spain
ENEA (Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile)
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon di Revel, 76, 00196 Roma RM, Italia