Research and DevelopmentR+D
ATA Renewables has participated in SPIRE Project (technology comercially known as “Blue Solar Technology”). This is a disructive technology combining the best characteristics of Photovoltaic Plants (PV) and Concentrated Solar Thermal Plants (CSP).
The concept is simple: the irradiation spectrum received by photovoltaic solar panels installed in an heliostat is split thanks to a selective optic filter placed over the panel. That part of the irradiation that is used for PV production pass through the filter and reaches the PV panel while the rest of irradation (that one not used by PV Panel which represent about 40% of the irradiation) is reflected. The irradiation reflected reaches a solar thermal receiver that generates steam that can be later used for energy production.
ATA has participated in all project phases. Its scope was mostly focused on programming a SW that models the installation behaviour and energy production as well as control strategies for maximizing the output of the plant.
This Prohect has been financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the programm “Programa Operativo de Crecimiento Inteligente 2014-2020” launched by Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) under the call FEDER INTERCONECTA 2015