Raising the Lifetime of Functional Materials
for Concentrated Solar Power Technology

RAISELIFE is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme coordinated by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft - und Raumfahrt from Cologne, Germany.

RAISELIFE addresses the challenges of materials for CSP technology focusing on the 2020 targets stated in the Materials Roadmap (SEC(2011)1609). For this purpose, the project brings together a broad consortium formed of leading industry partners, SMEs and research institutes of the concentrated solar thermal and material science sector. The project scope has been significantly shaped by the leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of ST technology BSII. This unique constellation permits a direct transfer of the obtained results in RAISELIFE into new commercial CSP plants within less than 5 years.

This project focuses on raising the lifetime of five key functional materials for concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies : 1) protective and anti-soiling coatings for primary reflectors, 2) very high-reflective surfaces for heliostats, 3) high-temperature secondary reflectors, 4) receiver coatings, 5) corrosion resistant high-temperature metals and coatings for molten salts.

BrightSource Solar Energy Development Center (SEDC)