In the last months, SINTEF developed a lubrication free turbo-compressor for the steam heat pump of the FRIENDSHIP system. The designed compressor prototype allows temperature lifts of up to 30 Kelvin in a single stage compression and was dimensioned to a capacity range of around… Read More »Compressor Prototype For The Heat Pump Is Installed!
EuroSun is one of the main events on solar energy for buildings and industry in Europe. This year the conference took place in Kassel (Germany), from 26th to 29th September, and its organization was a joint effort of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and… Read More »FRIENDSHIP at EuroSun 2022
A prototype of TES (Thermal Energy Storage) is being designed for later tests at CEA, on two experimental facilities, with different Heat Transfer Fluids (HTF) -pressurized water and thermal oil- and operating ranges. Several heat exchangers designs have been considered, using parallel or concentric tubes,… Read More »Progress on the thermal storage
For the third time, FRIENDSHIP was presented at the Renewable Heating and Cooling workshop during the Sustainable Places Conference 2022, held both online and in Nice (France), on 7th September. The Project Coordinator followed up on the presentation delivered last year and in 2020 at… Read More »FRIENDSHIP at Sustainable Places 2022
SINTEF and CEA are investigating different innovative solutions for absorption cooling at -20°C and -40°C from 100-250°C solar heat, in particular a GAX (Generator-Absorber heat eXchange) cycle based on commercial components, like Plate Heat Exchangers (PHE). This innovative design improves the heat and mass transfers,… Read More »Innovations on the ejector and absorption chillers
FRIENDSHIP project is pleased to announce that our newest paper about nanofluids is now published online in the journal of Applied Thermal Engineering. The paper, written by SINTEF Energy Research and CEA, is based on the research work on the use of nanofluids as heat-transfer… Read More »Publication on nanofluids!
As explained here, the initial concepts about the heat pump and its integration into SHIP200 are being investigated. Also, evaluations of different heat pump concepts, component, and system TRL level and cost have been performed. Furthermore, Modelica was used for detailed investigation of both design… Read More »More on the heat pump concepts
FRIENDSHIP project is glad to announce the publication of a scientific article on absorber coatings, written by our partner Kemijski inštitut – National Institute of Chemistry. The paper is related to the research work on the development of the spectrally selective absorber coatings and refers… Read More »Publication on absorber coatings!
On 13th and 14th January, FRIENDSHIP consortium met together to discuss the project advancement in the first 18 months and to have the 1st Review Meeting. The meetings occurred online due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Europe. On the first meeting day, the M18 meeting… Read More »Online session for the first Review meeting
The integration of the PTC and Fresnel solar fields into the whole FRIENDSHIP solution is progressing at a good pace! The BoP (Balance of Plant), P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram), and BOM (Bill of Materials) for the different types of collectors, as well as the… Read More »News from the solar fields!