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AKO selected to participate in CSP R&D project

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The Barcelona-based firm, AKO, will be actively involved in a project for new generation parabolic trough plants that will investigate and develop new key components for their optimization. The main goal is to enhance the efficiency of this kind of CSP plants, while decreasing related implementation, operation and maintenance costs.
AKO selected to participate in CSP R&D project

The growing demand for temperature maintenance solutions in CSP plants calls for more ingenious and sophisticated approaches concerning heat tracing systems, from both technical and procedural points of view .These changes are critical to ensure the viability of next generation CSP technology, therefore becoming essential in order to help CSP engineering evolve towards a competitive energy source.

The company says it is embarking on the task of improving CSP efficiencies “totally convinced of CSP’s success in becoming the best alternative to conventional (and highly polluting) energy sources in the mid-term”. The company will contribute over 30 years’ of innovation in the regulation and control of temperature with electrical heat tracing solutions for CSP plants.

To achieve this goal, AKO has nurtured relations with national university clusters and has expanded its links with several top research centres both in Spain and overseas. In addition, AKO has integrated AICIA (Industrial Research and Cooperation Association of Andalucía) into the current Innovation consortium to work in the development of new heating and temperature maintenance technologies.

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Tags: CSP , Efficiency , Spain
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