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2016-08-31 12:00

FRESH NRG Handbook for Solar Industrial Apps

FRESH NRG Deliverable “Handbook for Solar Industrial Applications at 100-250°C” published ¬ Weinstadt, Germany


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2016-08-29 16:15

FRESH NRG Workshop in Jordan

Successful national FRESH NRG Workshop at Mutah University ¬ Mu’tah, Jordan


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2016-08-11 12:30

FRESH NRG collector field installed at Mutah University

FRESH NRG collector field was successfully installed at Mutah University ¬ Mu'tah, Jordan.


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2016-06-17 10:15

FRESH NRG 9th MB Meeting

FRESH NRG final Management Board Meeting no. 09 at Solitgua ¬ Gambettola, Italy.


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Collector field test in Jordan


The suitability of the new FRESH NRG collector for industrial applications will be tested in the Mediterranean region. Therefore, a field test application in Jordan will be installed. A pre-existing solar-driven poly-generation system at Mutah University will be modified to host a rooftop installation of about 240 m2 (about 120 kWth peak) of the FRESH NRG collector.

It will address the practical issues of using the FRESH NRG collector in conjunction with a polygeneration system, which simultaneously serves:

  • power generation,


  • heating (for desalination) and


  • cooling devices (small-scale adsorption chillers).


The process of setting-up the FRESH NRG collector for field test at the site of Mutah University will be analysed with respect to transportation, installation, commissioning. The solar field will be monitored to determine the efficiency curve and optical characterization. The collector operating behaviour and reliability under real-use steady state and dynamic conditions up to 250°C will be evaluated.

Forecast will be made and compared with the actual set-up of the field test and also with the same set-up activities performed with the parabolic trough previously used in Mutah’s University. The analysis will include the impact of the collector performance on the different aspects of the existing poly-generation system, thus providing a useful set of reference points for applications in the fields of process heat (e.g. desalination), solar cooling and electricity generation.