The students of the Degree ‘Energy Engineering’ at the Carlos III University in Madrid (UCM3) visit the European project MSLOOP 2.0 located in the municipality Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real.
The innovation department of Cobra Group was in charge of bringing the technological reality to the group of students by showing the innovation cluster and the MSLOOP 2.0 project, the parabolic cylinder prototype of two 500 m collectors with 2 thermal storage tanks and a system air cooled. The department answered all doubts presented by the students about the operation of this innovative prototype, whose objective is to go one step further in the development of the CCP thermosolar technology with molten salts as a heat transfer fluid. The students learned the operation of the prototype as well as the optimization where the department is currently working on.
Soon after, the students visited the solar thermal power plant of Manchasol I and Manchasol II, two adjacent solar power plants using parabolic trough technology with an electric power of 49.9 MW each. The staff of the plant explained the bases of the operation of the plant, as well as the details and future challenges.