Dynamic simulation of CSP fluids

  • Mäki, Elina (Participant)
  • Lappalainen, Jari T.J. (Manager)
  • Sihvonen, Teemu (Participant)

Project: Other

Project Details


The project’s main targets are to gain experience of thermal energy storage (TES) technology in CSP applications and to validate the numerical simulation code Apros® in respect of using molten salt (MS) as heat transfer fluid and storage medium for dynamic simulation of CSP and thermal energy storage systems. The main idea is that the MOSA facility at Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) is modelled in detail and an extensive set of experiments is conducted in the facility, and then repeated by the simulation to gain modelling improvements and to validate the simulation code.
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/17

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


  • CSP
  • Concentrated Solar Power
  • TES
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Solar energy
  • renewable energy